BK: Speculative Fiction Matinee with Sunil Patel, Keffy Kehrli, and Leanna Renee Hieber

04/24/2016 - 2:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

The ground-breaking, boundary-pushing, award-nominated Clockwork Phoenix series of fantasy anthologies returns for a fifth incarnation with twenty new tales of beauty and strangeness. Also returning: Miss Percy Parker, the gaslamp fantasy heroine of Leanna Renee Hieber’s award-winning, bestselling The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, now in a single revised volume entitled Strangely Beautiful. Join Sunil Patel, Keffy Kehrli, and Leanna Renee Hieber for this beautifully strange event.

Sunil Patel is a Bay Area fiction writer and playwright who has written about everything from ghostly cows to talking beer. His plays have been performed at San Francisco Theater Pub and San Francisco Olympians Festival, and his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Fireside, Flash Fiction Online, The Book Smugglers, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, among others. Plus, he reviews books for Lightspeed and he is Assistant Editor of Mothership Zeta. His favorite things to consume include nachos, milkshakes, and narrative. Find out more at ghostwritingcow.com, where you can watch his plays, or follow him @ghostwritingcow. His Twitter has been described as “engaging,” “exclamatory,” and “crispy, crunchy, peanut buttery.”

Keffy R. M. Kehrli is a science fiction and fantasy writer, editor, and podcaster currently located on Long Island, where he is working toward a PhD in Genetics. His short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Apex, and Uncanny, as well as in anthologies such as Clockwork Phoenix 5. In 2015, he launched GlitterShip, (http://www.glittership.com) which is a podcast that broadcasts audio versions of LGBTQ science fiction and fantasy short stories. You can find more about him at http://www.keffy.com or @Keffy on Twitter.

Actress, playwright, artist and award-winning, bestselling author Leanna Renee Hieber has written nine Gothic Victorian Paranormal novels for adults and teens, set in 1880s New York City and London. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, garnered numerous genre awards, reissues in a special edition from Tor in April 2016 and is in development as a musical theatre production. Darker Still was a Scholastic "Highly Recommended" title, an American Booksellers Association "Indie Next List" pick and a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy, The Eterna Files, an X-Files meets Penny Dreadful kind of series, is now available from Tor, first in a seven book contract spanning two series. The sequel, Eterna and Omega, releases August 2016. She has been featured in numerous notable anthologies and her books have been translated into many languages. A lifelong Goth girl devoted to spreading love and understanding of Gothic literature, she is also a proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She's been featured in several films and in television on shows like Boardwalk Empire. Active on Twitter @LeannaRenee and FB http://facebook.com/lrhieber, more about her work as well as free reads and writing resources can be found at http://leannareneehieber.com.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Clockwork Phoenix 5 Cover Image
By Mike Allen (Editor)
ISBN: 9780988912472
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mythic Delirium Books - April 5th, 2016

  • 2017 World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Anthology
  • Contains "The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me" by Rachael K.

Strangely Beautiful Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765377432
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Tor Books - April 26th, 2016

Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.