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Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Brian Peyton Joyner, Cass Grafton & Ada Bright, & Roger J. Couture

Brian Peyton Joyner discusses and signs The Wisdom of Stones

Ben, a college senior, promised God and his mee maw that he'd be a Southern Baptist preacher, but he can't pray away the gay. Until stories, which he learns from his Grandpa Charlie about an interracial relationship Charlie had in the 1930s, teach Ben he has to live life by his own rules. The Wisdom of Stones is about living your truth and not allowing another person to rule you. Set in Upstate South Carolina in the early 1990s, The Wisdom of Stones intertwines the stories of Ben Stark and his grandfather, Charlie Phelps. Ben's father deserted him and his mother died right before Ben's 7th birthday, so Ben was raised by his Grandpa and Mee Maw.

Cass Grafton & Ada Bright discusses and signs The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

Experience the pleasures of Bath alongside Jane Austen and friends, a tale for readers who enjoy stories that allow us to explore the possibilities offered through friendship, shared optimism, and the bond we can share with other people through our love for the treasures found in the past.

Roger J. Couture discusses and signs Surfing with Snakes & Dragons, and other Tales of Suburbia

From surfing winter waves alone in the open ocean, to racing cars, to conversing with the Devil's harem while idly playing with a loaded gun, Surfing with Snakes & Dragons combines eight stories in which ordinary Southern Californians find themselves in dangerous territory. That thin patina of the rational self is cracked open, exposing the reactive animal nature that—despite our evolution—still resides within all of us. After reading these heart-stopping tales of daring and distress, the question lingers: “And if me, I would react…how?”  In this unforgettable book, author Roger J. Couture creatively exposes the common struggle to maintain our composure when faced with threatening situations – particularly those we impose upon ourselves.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Wisdom of Stones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998146713
Availability: Special Order
Published: Golden Rule Omnimedia - May 17th, 2017

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785451041
Availability: Special Order
Published: Brown Dog Books - June 24th, 2016

Surfing with Snakes & Dragons, and Other Tales of Suburbia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998321219
Availability: Not Available
Published: Soul Arch Press LLC - August 1st, 2017