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Malvern Books presents: Novel Night with Donna Dechen Birdwell & Chris Rogers

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Novel Night with Donna Dechen Birdwell & Chris Rogers

WHEN: June 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the eighteenth event in our Novel Night series, a monthly celebration of all things prose! Here’s how it works: two published authors will read from their books and there’ll be an audience Q & A. We’ll also have “Book Talk,” in which an intrepid Malvern staff member will introduce you to one of our favorite prose titles and invite questions from the audience. 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 has a sci-fi/fantasy twist! Our readers will be Donna Dechen Birdwell and Chris Rogers. Donna will be reading from Shadow of the Hare—Recall Chronicles, Vol. II, and Chris will be reading from Emissary.

Donna Birdwell

Anthropologist Donna Dechen Birdwell creates a dystopian world with sensitivity and insight deriving from years of observation and dedicated study of the human condition. “We are our stories,” she says. “Our most precious human quality is our fertile imagination.” Donna is also an artist, a former journalist, and a native Texan.

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers wrote her first romance novel in 1989, then promptly decided this was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life even if she never made a dime at it. To make time for studying the craft of writing, she folded her marketing business and took a job at a bank. Two novels later, all three rejected because they had “too much mystery,” she realized romance wasn’t her genre. By 1996, Chris had finished five novels, two screenplays, a handful of short stories and a short play—and this was her year to finally achieve notice as a writer. One of her short mysteries won a notable national contest and was published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Her ten-minute play also won a contest and was produced at Stages Theater in Houston. And most important, she acquired an agent who sold her Dixie Flannigan mystery series to Bantam Books. The first three books in that series were published in print, electronic and audio formats and were translated into three languages. After Amazon dazzled the publishing world, Chris became a ghostwriter for a number of years before deciding to join the world of Indie writers. Since then she has published four short story anthologies, four books on writing, and four novels in various genres.