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. And we’ll also have “Book Talk,” in which an intrepid Malvern staff member will introduce you to one of our favorite prose titles. Also worth noting: we’re offering 20% OFF ALL FICTION TITLES during Novel Night (from 6pm till closing).
This month we’re delighted to be hosting a mystery-themed Novel Night with writers Anna Castle and Karen MacInerney. Anna will read from Publish and Perish, a mystery novel in which someone is murdering London’s wittiest pamphleteers and Francis Bacon must see through his own envious desires to stop it! Karen will read from Mother’s Little Helper, the third novel in her madcap Margie Peterson series.
Anna Castle writes two historical series: Francis Bacon mysteries and the Professor & Mrs. Moriarty mysteries. She’s earned a series of degrees—BA Classics, MS Computer Science, and PhD Linguistics—and has had a corresponding series of careers, including waitressing, software engineering, assistant professor, and archivist. Writing fiction combines her lifelong love of stories and learning.
Karen MacInerney is the author of the Gray Whale Inn mystery series, the first of which, Murder on the Rocks, was nominated for an Agatha award for Best First Novel. She has also authored the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy, featuring reluctant werewolf Sophie Garou. When she’s not toting children to or from activities, teaching writing classes, or hitting the Hike and Bike trail, you can often find Karen at her local coffeehouse working on her next book. She lives in Austin with her husband, two children, and a house rabbit named Bunny.