Bird on a Wire Espresso (WSB sponsor) is hosting a “meet the author” and book signing event 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday the 29th. Seattle author Molly Ringle will be signing paperback copies of her latest novel “Persephone’s Orchard”. See Bird on a Wire’s event page on Facebook here.
Details from the news release:
MOLLY RINGLE CELEBRATES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IN HER NEW ADULT NOVELS
“Persephone’s Orchard” is the latest for this award-winning Seattle novelist
Central Avenue Publishing is proud to present Seattle author Molly Ringle as she releases her fifth book, “Persephone’s Orchard.” The novel is a modern telling of the popular Greek myth of Persephone and Hades.
“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. “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.”
“The book is receiving a significant amount of positive response from reviewers around the country,” says Michelle Halket, Creative Director for Central Avenue Publishing. “Molly has created a story of true love set against the magnificent backdrop of the Pacific Northwest and the larger-than-life tales of characters we’ve all read about.”
While the book will be available in print on June 28, 2013, the publisher will be celebrating the release of the ebook by offering it on all major online bookstores at a significantly discounted $0.99 for two weeks following the release.
Ringle is also the author of several other novels including the award winning “The Ghost Downstairs,” “Relatively Honest,” and “What Scotland Taught Me.” She is best known for winning the Bulwer-Lytton Prize in 2010, which is a tongue-in-cheek contest sponsored by San Jose State University. Entrants are invited to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels – that is, deliberately bad. The contest is named for English novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, author of the much-quoted first line, “It was a dark and stormy night.”
Central Avenue Publishing is an independent press based in Delta, Canada, featuring writers of original fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction across several genres. They are also the publisher of the
internationally acclaimed and widely followed Iain S. Thomas, author of “I Wrote This For You” and “Intentional Dissonance.”