An Evening with Local Authors
November 12, 2020
Invite you to a virtual author event
Monday, November 16, 2020
7:00 pm | LPL: (785) 843-3833
NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW –
and a preview of 2021 releases coming soon
FRACTALS: FRACTAL ART by JACK CLEVELAND | AVAILABLE NOW 978-1-941237-58-8
ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY: Digital / Science & Math / Pure Mathematics / Fractals
Fractals can be seen to represent a metaphor for our chaotic times as we attempt to understand the processes and structures which are manifest in the chaos and ineffable beauty of our ever-changing and dynamic natural world. In Fractals: Fractal Art the art of chaos is brilliantly represented by Jack Cleveland’s artistic sensibility and his mastery of math and computer science. Colorful swirls of recurring patterns descend smaller and smaller into imagined infinity, pleasing to the eye. Pat Cleveland will discuss this new release.
THE CAMEL DRIVER—Book Three in the Harry Przewalski series
by LEONARD KRISHTALKA | AVAILABLE NOW 978-1-941237-42-7
MYSTERY & DETECTIVE/Historical/Hard-Boiled/Private Investigators
A world-famous Carnegie Museum diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions,” is the centerpiece and the motive for murder in The Camel Driver. It won the gold medal at the 1867 Paris World Exposition with its dramatic display of a huge, male Barbary lion lunging at a North African “courier” who is crossing the desert on a dromedary camel. Krishtalka will present its lurid history––sexual betrayal, graves robbed, humans taxidermied. Who is the “courier”?––his skull and teeth are mounted under his headdress. And who is the taxidermist? The novel reveals the abhorrent prejudices birthed, blessed and broadcast by anthropology and museums about peoples, race, racial superiority, and the ranking of humans in nature’s alleged “Great Chain of Being.” Kristalka will guide us through the intrigue.
WRONG MAN DOWN by JERRY MASINTON | AVAILABLE NOW 978-1-941237-57-1
FICTION: Crime / Murder for Hire / Woman Assassin / Black Humor
Millie Henshawe—intrepid, smart-talking, gay ex-GI—is the field agent (hired gun) for Continental Removals, LLC, in Boston, a niche firm catering to very special clients. Millie’s well-honed skills are tested when the unexpected happens and the hired gun becomes the target! Masinton will discuss how his main character grew from a dim impulse to a series of events in Millie’s life that eventually ended up as a novel. “It’s about story-telling,” Jerry says. “Most of the important characters have their own story or stories to tell, even as the overall story of the novel is developing. Paying attention to the relationship between truth and fiction is often very slippery. I’ll also say a few words about the importance of humor in fiction.”
THE JAYHAWKER CLEVELAND by DAVID HANN | 2021
David will talk about how he researched The Jayhawker in his fictionalized history of Marshall Cleveland, alias Kingman Moore, alias Charles Metz, who lost his parents and his fortune to the New York City Cholera Epidemic of 1949, went West to Ohio to escape creditors and seek his fortune, exiled from Ohio to Missouri and prison, escaped to Kansas, where he becomes seduced by his success as a freebooter and meets his end. “One hero less on earth. One angel more in heaven.” (Epitaph on tombstone)
THE BUG DIARY by AMBER K. FRALEY | 2021
FICTION: Fantasy / New Adult
While experimenting with substances in the university library, Kymer is confronted by a ghost from KU’s past: Carrie Watson, the librarian who is the library’s namesake. Carrie gives Kymer the insect field journal of Flora Ellen Richardson, the first woman to graduate from KU. When Kymer reviews the bug diary, she realizes there’s a bee in Flora’s journal that’s never before been described by science. Kymer goes on an entomological exploration, both real and fantastical, to identify the unknown bug. Amber will talk about Kymer’s journey, as well as her writing journey.
GIRL: A GENDER ODYSSEY by MARGARET KRAMAR | 2021
What was it was like to be a girl who was born in the1950s in the Midwest, before the second, third and fourth waves of feminism—actually, before any feminism at all? As girls we were apprenticed to our presumed primary purposes: serving others, pleasing men, and making ourselves as attractive as possible in order to land in our final destination, a cotton-candy existence spun into marriage and motherhood. “The past and the present still bounce off of each other in an endless hall of mirrors.” Kramar’s memoir takes a deep dive into the topic of femininity and feminism.
A RHYTHMIC ELECTRIC CIRCUS OF SOUND PART 66 (A.R.E.C.O.S. Part 66)
PERRY SHEPARD | 2021
Perry Shepard’s poetry compilation dives into the many aspects of his insights into human thought and experiences. Presented in a diverse colorful language, the reader is drawn in and compelled to see themselves in new and old ways.