Don't miss these author events!
Our authors have been busy bees! Catch up with your favorites at these upcoming signings!
Susan K. Morgan and Surrender fans
Don't miss this author event! Surrender is a fun and flirty contemporary romance novel based on the Kentucky author’s travels to Mexico. Susan K. Morgan is also the owner of one-of-a-kind crystal store and metaphysical resource center in historic downtown Paducah, Wildhair Studios’ Rock Shop.
Meet Susan and get your signed copy!
Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm Central Time
2929 James-Sanders Boulevard, Ste E
Paducah, KY 42001
Chad A. Webster's Mystery Muffin
An afternoon with police officer, Chad A. Webster, author of the recently released, Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy. Chad will be signing books on Saturday, September 16th from 10 a.m.-noon ET at Madison's Coffee House in Indian Trail.
Meet Chad and get your signed copy!
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 am - noon Eastern Time
Madison's Coffee House
7878 Idlewild Rd
Indian Trail, North Carolina, NC 28079
Jeffrey Meyer's A Call to China
Join the author at one of the following reading and book signings. A Call to China can be found in major retailers in hardback, softcover and eBook. Preview A Call to China and read advanced reviews.
Meet Jeffrey and get your signed copy!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Main Street Books
126 S. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street Durham, NC 27705
Jeffrey Meyer's A Call to China tells the story of two sisters unknown to each other—Victoria disappears at a Beijing festival and learns to survive in rural China while Olivia grows up in urban America. Divided by continents and culture, a yearning for the unknown unites them each on a path to find personal identity and discover the meaning of family.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Aug. 23, 2017 - PRLog -- IngramElliott is excited to announce the release of A Call to China, an unforgettable tale of family and the search for spiritual identity. This poetic and moving debut novel is based on the author's life-long study of China and extended residency in China and Taiwan. "A Call to China" refers to the initial calling which took a missionary family to China and, later, a personal call felt by the younger daughter to return to China to find her lost sister.
"I've been fascinated with China for most of my life," says Meyer. "I spent my career researching and teaching about it, but when my wife and I adopted a Chinese daughter in 1990, I realized it was more than a strong academic interest. I think 'love' would be the word."
A Call to China traces the spiritual biography of two sisters, as they grow and mature in their very different traditions. Set against a backdrop of historical, revolutionary change in 20th-century China and America, the novel contrasts the stark cultural and spiritual differences of the time.
Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer covering China as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, recommends the novel to "anyone who wants a fast-paced plot and deep, insightful background that teaches us much about China's spiritual life . . . showcasing the author's deep knowledge of China, religion, and faith."
"Jeffrey's deep connection to Chinese culture is so evident in the novel," says Charlotte Piel, Acquisitions Editor at IngramElliott. "Although fictional, the novel's setting is historically and culturally accurate. It's highly relevant to our relationship with China today. This intriguing story and fascinating characters will resonate with readers on many levels."
Main Street Books has scheduled an author reading and book signing at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, September 23, 2017. A Call to China can be found in major retailers in hardback, softcover and eBook. Preview A Call to China and read advanced reviews.
About the author
Jeffrey Meyer has always felt a connection to China. He heard his own "call to China" as a young boy after reading Pearl Buck's The Good Earth and Lin Yutang's The Importance of Living. He would go on to devote his life and career to researching and teaching Chinese culture. A professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for thirty-five years, Jeffrey taught Asian religions in the Religious Studies department, with a focus on Buddhism and Daoism. His academic publications include The Dragons of Tiananmen: Beijing as a Sacred City and Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, DC. He is married with three grown children, currently living in Davidson, North Carolina. A Call to China is his first novel.
IngramElliott delights in traditionally publishing unconventional and alternative literature.
We're pleased to announce a local author event this weekend in Charlotte. Chad A. Webster, author of the recently released, Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy, will be giving a reading and signing books this Saturday, August 19th at 11 a.m. Please join us at local Charlotte bookseller, Park Road Books, for this fun and family-friendly event. You can sign up to win a Mystery Gift Basket and get your own signed copy! Mystery Muffin is a delightful and engaging mystery that takes place in fictional Whispering Hollow, North Carolina. It's great for young readers 8 years old and up.
Mystery Muffin & Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy is available in hardcover, paperback and ebook through most major retailers. The book signing at Park Road Books is scheduled for August 19 at 11 a.m.
Mystery Muffin Pipin' Hot!
Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Slooth: The Legend of Mr. Creepy, released July 31, has hit the top ten on Amazon.com's Hot New Releases Page for Kids Mystery, Detective, and Spy books. Congratulations to our author, Chad A. Webster! Connect with Chad on his website and follow him on Twitter @authorwebster and Instagram @Chadawebsterauthor.