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’ll be celebrating the launch of two new titles! Scott Semegran will be reading from his novel Sammie & Budgie, the quirky, mystical tale of a self-doubting IT nerd and his young son, who possesses the gift of foresight. And A. K. Fagan will be reading from Worldwalker.
Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a writer and a cartoonist. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. Books by Scott Semegran include Sammie & Budgie, BOYS, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, Modicum, Mr. Grieves and more. He is a Kindle bestselling author.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, A. K. Fagan is a long-time aspiring author. Her first adventure/fantasy novel, Worldwalker, Book One of the Nakano series, debuted on December 19th, 2016 with the help of friends, family, and online fans. Fagan has been writing adventure/fantasy stories online for several years before the publication of Worldwalker and has garnered the support from the online writing community. Fagan is a Creative Writing major and enjoys sushi, Indian food, and like any good American, hamburgers. She has a fat Siamese cat, Nero, who is an aspiring model and constantly disgruntled by everything. She also enjoys playing RPGs, reading, and watching anime. Other hobbies include travel, learning new languages, and studying psychology. She also has a great interest in other cultures, especially Eastern. Japan and China are major influences on her works and especially on Worldwalker. The fusion of Western and Eastern attitudes and ethics is a large factor in the Nakano series, blending Japanese and Chinese historical trends with the perspective of an average college student from the United States in the 21st century.