Posts tagged: jen mcconnel

The Hardest Part: Jen McConnel

Posted on 2014-05-14 at 14:19 by montsamu

Durham author Jen McConnel is the author of the new adult novel The Secret of Isobel Key (out from Bloomsbury Spark and Audible for Bloomsbury) and most recently of Daughter of Chaos, a contemporary Durham-set young adult novel of witches and choices just released from Raleigh-based Month9Books [IndieBound | KoboKindle]. She's also published in non-fiction, as we briefly touched on in a Carolina Book Beat interview last month, and has a few more novels already well on the way. For "The Hardest Part", the

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Carolina Book Beat preview: Gray Rinehart, Lex Wilson, and Jen McConnel

Posted on 2014-04-28 at 12:18 by montsamu

Monday, April 28, 2014: Today's speculative fiction focus on Carolina Book Beat (WCOM 103.5 FM and online, 10 AM Eastern Time) is a special 2-hour episode! I'm very excited about this one as we really have a fantastic show planned.

Gray Rinehart is an editor, author, and musician -- and if everything goes as planned he'll be performing live in the studio from his new album Truth and Lies and Make-Believe. We'll also talk about some of his short stories (such as "Therapeutic Mathematics and the Physics of

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Friday Quick Updates: Spirits to Enforce, The Festival of Legends, Alena Graedon, Jen McConnel, and Clay and Susan Griffith

Posted on 2014-04-25 at 14:59 by montsamu

Friday, April 25, 2014: There's a packed weekend and week ahead for the Triangle area, with plays, festivals and jousting, book events, new books, and more. While quite a few locals are heading up to RavenCon in Richmond, Virginia this weekend, quite a few more will be at Chapel Hill's Storybook Farm on Saturday and Sunday for the third annual Festival of Legends, featuring jousting and other fighting demonstrations, live music and other entertainment, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and more. (Including

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Local book release: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel

Posted on 2014-03-25 at 15:23 by montsamu

I've had the pleasure of publishing Durham author Jen McConnel's poem "Enchantment" way back in Issue #4 (hat tip as always to poetry editor Dan Campbell) and in watching her career grow and bloom in the years since and let me tell you, she's currently on quite the upswing. Her September 2012 "New Adult" novel The Burning of Isobel Key was republished as The Secret of Isobel Key in December by Bloomsbury Spark (and produced in audio by Audible for Bloomsbury), and today she starts a new series with Daughter

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