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Chaz Brenchley, Daniel Fox & Malinda Lo

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments

It is readings time again, and in March we bring you three authors for the price of two.

Chaz Brenchley (aka Daniel Fox) – Chaz Brenchley has been making a living as a writer since he was eighteen. He is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter, and two major fantasy series: The Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades, and Selling Water by the River, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul. A winner of the British Fantasy Award, he has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. He is a prizewinning ex-poet, and has been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria, as well as tutoring their MA in Creative Writing. He was Northern Writer of the Year 2000, and lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a quantum cat and a famous teddy bear. As Daniel Fox, he first went to Taiwan at the millennium and became obsessed, to the point of learning Mandarin and writing about the country in three different genres. The result: the books Dragon in Chains, and Jade Man’s Skin. Daniel Fox weaves the ancient myths and legends of feudal China into a fantasy world of brutal war and brittle passion, immortal gods and mystical creatures.

Malinda Lo – a local author with one of the most astonishing and remarkable debut novels out there, Ash. A beautifully written and fully realized retelling of Cinderalla…with a twist. Apart from the familiar story that we all know of Cinderella, Ash must make a choice between the dark, dangerous fairy Sidhean, and Kaisa, the King’s Huntress. “Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.” Ash is a starred selection of the ABA’s Rainbow List, it is a nominee for the Andre Norton Award, was a finalist for the 2010 William C. Morris Award, and was a Kirkus Best Young Adult Novel of 2009. Formerly an entertainment reporter, Malina was awarded the 2006 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Journalism by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and has master’s degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities. She lives in a small town in Northern California with her partner and their dog.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q & A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing in the lounge afterwards.

Books for sale at event, courtesy of Borderlands Books.

6:00PM – Cash bar and reception opens
7:00PM – Author readings begin

All bar proceeds and tips benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor – entrance between Quizno’s & Citibank
582 Market St., at 2nd @ Montgomery, San Francisco

Don’t drive!! BART/MUNI Montgomery St. station is steps from our front door.

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