Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Place: Giovanni's Room
At 12th & Pine Streets in Philly's "Gayborhood" in Center City
345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Greg Herren is famous for his mysteries set in New Orleans, but this is a new beginning for him and for his publisher, Victoria Brownworth and her new publishing company specializing in children's and young adult lgbtq books, Tiny Satchel Press. Sorceress is Herren's first young adult novel and Tiny Satchel Press' first book.
Other Appointments: Saturday, November 20, 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M., Arts Council Of New Orleans, 818 Howard Avenue, Suite 300, New Orleans, LA 70113-1197
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Tiny Satchel Press (November 23, 2010)
Laura Pryce, 17, has just completed her junior year of high school when her parents are killed in a car accident and she must go live with her Great Aunt Melisande, whom she has never met. Once at her aunt's huge and rambling house, she discovers a series of paintings. The faces of the women--all from different historical periods--are the same as hers.
Her aunt tells her it's a weird genetic anomaly--that each generation has the face and that it brings with it an exciting future.
But Laura begins to have strange and terrifying dreams. She seeks out friendship in her aunt's assistant--Jake. Jake, however, has secrets of his own. What happened to his family?
As Laura feels increasingly isolated by her surroundings where cell phones fail to work and internet connections easily die, the dreams escalate until Laura cannot discern the difference between what is really a dream and what is happening at the strange, huge house. All she is certain of is that she is in danger...