Novel Night: Joe Giordano Book Launch with Kathryn Lane & Phil Hewitt

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for another installment of Novel Night, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. Also worth noting: we’re offering 20% OFF ALL FICTION TITLES during Novel Night (from 6pm till closing).

Novel Night

This month’s Novel Night will be a bit of a thriller, featuring a book launch for Joe Giordano’s new Anthony Provati novel, Drone Strike. Joe will be joined by Kathryn Lane and Phil Hewitt. Kathryn will be reading from her newest Nikki Garcia detective novel, Coyote Zone, and Phil will be sharing from Revenge of the Eagle.

In Drone Strike, Karim’s family is killed as ‘collateral damage’ by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The Islamic State in the Levant exploits his rage, recruiting him for a terrorist attack on the U.S., and only Anthony Provati can stop him. Drone Strike takes you on a fast-paced adventure across the Mediterranean, into Mexico, finally arriving in the States. Drone Strike explores the psychological realities that seduce Karim to commit an act of terror, includes a love story between Moslem Karim and Miriam, a Christian woman he defends in Turkey, and highlights the plight of Middle Eastern and Central American refugees.

As a former International Executive Vice President of 3M, Joe Giordano’s experience included running a business in the Middle East out of Athens, Greece. Born in New York, he’s had first-hand experience with the cultures and most of the locations in Drone Strike. Joe’s stories have appeared in more than one hundred magazines including The Saturday Evening Post and Shenandoah. His novels, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story (2015) and Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller (2017) were published by Harvard Square Editions. Joe was among one hundred Italian-American authors honored by Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio to march in the 2017 Manhattan, Columbus Day Parade.

Kathryn Lane is the award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia series—Waking Up in Medellin and Coyote Zone. She sets her novels and short stories in exotic places, including the US-Mexico border states. Coyote Zone won first place in the Action/Adventure category in Latino Books into Movies 2018 contest. Her short story collection, Backyard Volcano, won Best Short Story Collection-2018 at Killer Nashville’s International Mystery Writers’ Conference. Waking Up in Medellin won Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 at Killer Nashville’s International Mystery Writers’ Conference. She lives in The Woodlands, TX, with her husband, Bob Hurt. She loves all of the arts and is a member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.

Phil Hewitt (above) has lived in Austin for—well, a long time. He is the same kind of Texan as Day Crockett and San Houston—one from Tennessee. He is a historian by training and a writer by avocation. He is a traveler, writer, teacher, student and teller of tales. He lives in a house overlooking the Central Texas Hill Country. He is author of The Mariscal Canyon Dead and is currently working on his next Lee Phillips thriller, again set in Phil’s beloved rugged Big Bend Country.

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