Today (Saturday), stop by Bird on a Wire Espresso (WSB sponsor) from 9-11 am to meet local author Molly Ringle and celebrate the release of her fifth book, Persephone’s Orchard. Along with the print edition of her book coming out, for the next two weeks, you can also get the ebook at any major online bookstore for a $0.99 discount. You can even read the prologue and first two chapters for free here.
Ringle says her new novel is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades, set in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s more from the press release:
“The ancient myths usually tend to agree that Hades kidnapped Persephone, completely against her will, traumatizing her and breaking her mother Demeter’s heart,” says Ringle, who grew up in Corvallis OR. “But ever since I was a teenager I wanted to see a version where Persephone loved Hades, and he loved her too. But in rewriting the myth that way, it became clear that if Hades wasn’t the villain in the triangle, someone else would have to be—or nearly so.”
You might remember that in 2010, Ringle won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a national contest for intentionally bad writing, and she’s also the author of several other novels. You can find out more about Ringle and her books at her website.
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