Join Tori Eldridge, bestselling author of the Lily Wong mystery series, on tour to launch her new novel, Dance Among the Flames! Terry Shepherd is flying in from the East Coast to lead this awesome conversation.
A desperate mother rises from the slums of Brazil to become a powerful wielder of Quimbanda magic. Across forty years, three continents, and a past incident in 1560 France, Serafina Olegario tests the boundaries of love, power, and corruption as she fights to escape her life of poverty and abuse. Passion. Horror. Betrayal. It's dangerous to dance in the fire. But when you come from nothing, you have nothing to lose.
"Astonishing and challenging...Eldridge masterfully navigates the nuances of Brazilian religious syncretism and takes a deep and daring look into the issues of colorism, class, generational trauma, and...abuse. Spanning decades and generations, this is both a page-turner and an emotional powerhouse." - Publishers Weekly starred review
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Join us after the event for a no host dinner at a nearby restaurant. More details will be coming soon.
Tori Eldridge is the national bestselling author of the Lily Wong mystery thriller series—THE NINJA DAUGHTER, THE NINJA’S BLADE, and THE NINJA BETRAYED—nominated for the Anthony, Lefty, and Macavity Awards and winner of Suspense Magazine’s Crimson Scribe Award for Best Book of 2021. Learn more at ToriEldridge.com.
Terry Shepherd has been writing thrillers starring female protagonists since 2018. His fourth installment in the Jessica Ramirez series, Chasing Karma is due for release this summer. Terry is an award winning broadcaster, prolific book narrator, and conducts the popular Authors on the Air interview series. Learn more at TerryShepherd.com.
Join Tori Eldridge, national bestselling author of the Lily Wong mystery thrillers and the Brazilian dark fiction epic, DANCE AMONG THE FLAMES, as she discusses how to present a cohesive and authentic author brand for website, social media, and marketing that is effective, all-encompassing, and fun.
Do we write in a specific genre because it aligns with our interests, personality, and expertise? Do we limit ourselves to a specific genre because we have already established it as our brand? Do we adapt our brand to fit the stories we want to write?
Tori Eldridge shares candid answers and ideas gained from writing novels, short stories, and even a narrative poem published in crime fiction, horror, dark fantasy, mystery, thriller, literary, magical realism, historical, and dystopian science fiction.
Learn more about Tori and her work at ToriEldridge.com.
Tori Eldridge is the national bestselling author and Anthony, Lefty, and Macavity Awards finalist of the Lily Wong mystery thriller series—THE NINJA DAUGHTER, THE NINJA’S BLADE, and THE NINJA BETRAYED, winner of the 2021 Crimson Scribe Award for Best Book of the Year. Her shorter works appear in the inaugural reboot of Weird Tales Magazine and horror, dystopian, and other literary anthologies, including her short story “Missing on Kaua‘i” in the 2022 Mystery Writers of America anthology, CRIME HITS HOME. Her horror screenplay THE GIFT—which inspired DANCE AMONG THE FLAMES—earned a semi-finalist spot for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Before writing, Tori performed as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film, and earned a 5th degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninja martial arts. She is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and was born and raised in Honolulu where she graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. Tori’s deep interest in world culture and religions has prompted her to visit nine countries, including Brazil.
Join us to discuss Laura Jensen Walker's second Bookish Baker mystery, DEADLY DELIGHTS with the author.
Teddie St. John enters a pie-baking contest, but her chances of winning plummet when she's suspected of killing one of the judges!
August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means one thing: the annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show, writ Midwestern. It's a huge draw for the upper crust of Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, of course, bon vivant baker-turned-mystery writer Teddie St. John has a pie in the ring. The white vinyl baking tent boasts an array of folding tables housing each entrant's daily baked good. And at one of those tables sits the corpse of the head judge, his face half-buried in a delectable coconut cream pie.
The body in question belonged to notorious Les Morris. Les may have been getting on in years, but he hadn't outgrown his well-earned reputation for lechery. Now, Les is no more. But unfortunately, by his side lies Teddie's distinctive embossed rolling pin...covered with blood.
It's out of the baking pan, into the oven. A life sentence behind a lattice of prison bars and a tangle of rhu-barbed wire will never do, and Teddie's quick wit and bohemian charm won't save her from the long spatula of the law. So, with the help of her friends, she'll concoct a recipe to clear her name--if the real killer doesn't ice her first.
Agatha Award-nominated Laura Jensen Walker is the author of more than twenty books—both fiction and non-fiction, including THANKS FOR THE MAMMOGRAM! and HOPE, FAITH, & A CORPSE. This award-winning storyteller and former reporter for The Sacramento Bee, loves writing books that provide an escape for readers. Her 2020 debut cozy mystery novel, MURDER MOST SWEET, called “fearlessly funny” by bestselling author Catriona McPherson, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.
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