FRIDAY THE 13th! Prepare to be MESMERIZED!
Stewart Kirby will read from his new book THE MESMERIZER at the La Grande Public Library Colleen Johnson Community Room, 2006 Fourth Street (on the north side of the building). This free event will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 13.
Kirby’s second print book, THE MESMERIZER begins with a six-foot flea terrorizing Whale Harbor in “Hidden Springs” before jumping into “The Mesmerizer,” featuring a reanimated corpse bent on revenge with the help of a Deadhead Sancho Panza. There’s something in the water in Humbaba County, land of ancient redwoods, timeless Hippies, and Bigfeet running horrendously amok. R.P. Kraul, author of MIRRORS OF ANGUISH, calls THE MESMERIZER “creative, dark…a modernistic take on Poe,” and radio host Kym Kemp of Redheaded Blackbelt says, “Stewart Kirby’s writing filters the places and the people of Humboldt through Dorothy’s tornado and lets them spill out into an Oz-like world where the legends of the North Coast come to life.”
A graduate of Humboldt State University and former ranch hand, Stewart Kirby sets all of his contemporary fantasy fiction in the Goth Hick redwood world of Humbaba County, where levitating Hippies battle the forces of globalization. He has worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and as a movie reviewer and political humorist for a decade. His reviews appear in The Independent and lagrandelife.com, and he is the copy editor for Immortal Ink Publishing. Readers interested in the twisted literary amalgamation of Sophocles, Charles Lamb, Irwin Shaw, Friedrich Nietzsche, Moliere, Lord Dunsany, Franklin W. Dixon, Rupert Brooke and Rod Serling will need to deliriously revel at www.stewartkirby.blogspot.com.
This event is co-sponsored by Cold Coffee Media and by the La Grande Public Library. For more information, please contact Christopher Jennings at email@example.com.