COMING TO WOODSTOCK! It's More Than a Book Signing at FoxTale. It's an Event! Enjoy Light Refreshments and a Chance to Mingle with the Authors. Fans have been asking for Iris Johansen since the day FoxTale opened, so we're happy to announce she's finally coming, along with her son and writing partner, Roy Johansen. The New York Times bestselling duo has written yet another suspenseful novel, this time about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers. Purchase your ticket to this event which includes a 1st edition of CLOSE YOUR EYES: Iris and Roy Johansen Book Signing Event, http://www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/events-new.html#johansen About the book: Close Your Eyes is a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers. Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. What begins as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again. Iris Johansen has written almost ninety books of which more than fifty have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. She lives nearby with homes in both Kennesaw and Cartersville. Her son and writing partner, Roy, an Edgar Award-winning author, graduated from Sprayberry High School and Georgia State University; he currently lives in Los Angeles and is a screenwriter and author. According to Iris, they spend a great deal of time on the phone while co-authoring a book. Johansen typically writes two books a year to keep her hungry audience satisfied. In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2010 Johansen explained how she keeps up, "I write a lot. I start working about 8 in the morning, and I end at noon or 1 - sometimes I go back to clean up later in the afternoon. And sometimes, when you're really into something, it's 10 or 12 hours a day just because you can't let it go. I write every day, because I think that's the professional thing to do." Johansen started writing romance novels in the early 1980's while working for Eastern Airlines. Johansen has often stated that she is a romantic at heart but found that the romantic series "were not big enough" for what she had in her mind, so in 1996 she wrote her first crime fiction novel and a new course was set. --Excerpted from a post by Gary Parkes in the Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch (jasbro)
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