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Book Club in a Bar discusses The Vanishing (July 31)
The Learned Owl Book Shop, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7pm
Author Wendy Webb with The Vanishing (June 28)
The Learned Owl Book Shop, Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1pm
Join us to welcome Wendy Webb, author of The Vanishing, a delightfully gothic mystery about a woman at her wit's end after the fraudulent business dealings and subsequent suicide of her husband leave her penniless. She has high hopes for a fresh start when she receives a job offer as caretaker for an elderly horror novelist at Havenwood, the family's Minnesota estate, but things quickly become unsettling and downright frightening. Webb is excellent at building suspense and throwing in a thought-provoking tease at the last minute.
Ms. Webb's other books are The tale of Halcyon Crane and The Fate of Mercy Alban, both equally compelling and delicious! She is a career journalist and editor-in-chief of Duluth-Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly based in northern Minnesota.
Location: Street: 204 N Main St City: Hudson, Postal Code: 44236-2826 (added from IndieBound)
A Minnesota Mystery with WENDY WEBB and THE VANISHING
Dragonfly Books, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7pm
Dragonfly Books is pleased to host an evening with award-winning Minnesota author Wendy Webb and her new book The Vanishing on Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.
Winner of the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for her first novel The tale of Halcyon Crane, Wendy Webb continues to intrigue readers with gothic suspense, lurking phantoms, and long-buried mysteries in her latest book, The Vanishing.
A mysterious visitor with an intriguing offer, a centuries-old mansion in the middle of the wilderness, and a séance gone horribly wrong set the stage for The Vanishing, Webb’s newest spine-tingling tale about family secrets. Just as the recently-widowed Julia Bishop's life is collapsing around her, a stranger appears on her doorstep with an intriguing job offer—he asks Julia to be a companion for his elderly mother, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist Amaris Sinclair, whom Julia has always admired... and who the whole world thinks is dead. With twists and turns, spine-tingling scenes and a surprise ending you won't see coming, Webb has crafted an intricate and addictive tale of suspense that you won't be able to put down!
Born and raised in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Wendy Webb’s life changed at age 11 when her school librarian recommended that she read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Hooked for life, Webb followed her calling to write novels. She settled into writing as a career after college, working for several local and national publications including City Pages, an arts and entertainment weekly in Minneapolis.
In addition to the Minnesota Book Award, Webb was named an Indie Next pick, a Midwest Connections pick, and a Great Lakes, Great Reads pick for The tale of Halcyon Crane (Henry Holt & Company, 2010). The Vanishing (Hyperion, 2014) is a 2014 Midwest Connections pick. Webb is also the author of The Fate of Mercy Alban (Hyperion 2013) and the editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and her beloved Alaskan Malamutes.
This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water Street, Decorah and is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow.
As always, if you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase any of Wendy’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of our staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.
Location: Street: 112 W Water Street Additional: City: Decorah, Province: Iowa Postal Code: 52101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7pm
Gothic thrillers are Wendy Webb’s specialty, and The Vanishing, is no exception. When the main character takes on caretaking duties of a woman all have thought is dead, the creepiness emerges and dark family secrets are revealed. The author, from Minnesota, shares her unsettling tale with us at Anderson’s. THURSDAY, MAY 29 at 7:00 PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
Location: Street: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Additional: 123 W Jefferson Ave City: Naperville, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60540 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Wendy Webb – The Vanishing
Octavia Books, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6pm
Set on the roguishly beautiful Northern shore of Lake Michigan, The Vanishing begins with a past séance that goes unpardonably wrong—and then leaps forward to today’s most troubling headlines. The widow of a Ponzi-scheming genius who escaped through suicide, Julia Bishop is shocked by an offer so intriguing she cannot refuse: she’s offered the position of companion to a famed gothic novelist who much of the world believes has died. The authoress’s son offers Julia refuge from the cruel media and vicious personal attacks surrounding her husband’s misdeeds—she can vanish into his family’s cloaked estate, just has his mother, Amaris Sinclair, did some decades ago.
But when Julia arrives at the aptly named castle-in-the-wilderness, Havenwood, she becomes unsettled: by voices from figures that are not there; by intruders who must mean someone harm; by legends surrounding the estate and the Sinclair family that seem all too true. Even charismatic Amaris Sinclair seems eerily familiar, even encouraging Julia to indulge in her lost art of writing. But why is the library so familiar? Why do the estate dogs—gorgeous malamutes—bristle and growl at the empty air in the tragic, Miss-Havisham-like untouched east parlor? And what happened to the brilliantly gifted but tragic medium, Seraphina, whose last séance at Havenwood seems to have loosed a deadly power?
Wendy Webb's first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, was the 2011 winner of the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, and an IndieNext Pick from the American Booksellers' Association. She splits her time between Minneapolis, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Duluth, Minnesota, where she is editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine, celebrating the area she features in her gothic thrillers. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and her beloved Alaskan Malamutes.
Location: Street: 513 Octavia St City: New Orleans, Province: Louisiana Postal Code: 70115-2055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7pm
Veteran Minnesota writer Wendy Webb will discuss her newest tale of paranormal suspense, The Vanishing. Kirkus Reviews calls it “a brisk thriller tinged with gothic elements” and continues, “.... Careening through séances and ghostly encounters leaves the reader breathless.” Her second novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, is a staff pick and her first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane won a Minnesota Book Award. She is editor of Duluth~Superior Magazine.
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
"A Night of Minnesota Mystery": Wendy Webb reads from "The Vanishing," and Ellen Hart reads from "Taken by the Wind"
Common Good Books, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7pm
Join two great Minnesota authors for a night celebrating the not-so-nice side of the North Star State. ---- A mysterious visitor with an intriguing offer, a centuries-old mansion in the middle of the wilderness, and a séance gone horribly wrong set the stage for the newest spine-tingling tale about family secrets by bestselling author Wendy Webb. Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired . . . and who the world believes is dead. When she arrives at the Sinclairs' enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her "too-good-to-be-true" position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls. Wendy Webb's first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, was the 2011 winner of the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, and an IndieNext Pick from the Independent Booksellers' Association, a Midwest Connections Pick from the Midwest Booksellers Association and a Great Lakes, Great Reads Pick from the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. Her second novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, was published in February 2013. Wendy is also the editor of Duluth-Superior Magazine. She lives in northern Minnesota with her husband and her beloved Alaskan Malamutes. Visit her at www.wendywebb.com. ---- Taken by the Wind, the riveting mystery from award-winning author Ellen Hart, is a race against the clock for Jane Lawless and the terrified parents of two missing boys. Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their thirteen-year-old son Jack has been having a tough time of it since they separated. They've been concerned, but now they're terrified--Jack has run away from home. It happened once before, just after the separation, but then it was only a matter of hours before Eric found him. This time, Jack disappeared with his cousin, and the two of them haven't been seen for more than twenty-four hours. Desperate, Eric and Andrew call on private investigator Jane Lawless, a friend of Andrew's from years ago. Despite the fact that her business partner, A.J. Nolan, is now in a wheelchair and struggling with depression, Jane agrees to help out. But after examining Eric and Andrew's home, Jane's first impression of the case isn't good--in fact, she's not convinced the boys ran away at all. She thinks they may have been abducted… or worse. Ellen Hart is the author of thirty crime novels in two different series. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, For the past sixteen years, Ellen has taught “An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery” through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. Taken by the Wind, the 21st Jane Lawless mystery, was released by St. Martin's/Minotaur in October, 2013. Ellen lives in Eden Prairie with her partner of 36 years.
Location: Street: 38 S Snelling Ave City: Saint Paul, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55105 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Brainerd Public Library "Wine and Words", Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:30pm
Wendy Webb writes novels of gothic suspense usually dealing with family secrets that bubble to the surface in big old haunted houses (think Glensheen Mansion). Her newest novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban, is a Heartland Indie bestseller as well as an IndieNext Pick by the Independent Booksellers Association and a Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association.
Her first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, won the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, was shortlisted for the Prix des Lectuers in France and was translated into seven languages.
Wendy's third book, The Vanishing, is being released in January, 2014. When she's not writing novels, Wendy is the editor-in-chief of Duluth-Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly magazine. (rhbouchard)
Fiction/Non-Fiction Book Club
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Miller Hill Mall, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1pm
The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
Book Group The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb is this Month's Book Club selection. As a special treat, author Wendy Webb will be here to discuss the book with the members of the club. Wendy will be happy to sign copies of her books at the meeting. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Wendy Webb - CANCELLED
Murder By The Book, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2pm
Wendy Webb will sign and discuss her new novel, The Fate of Mercy Alban (Hyperion; $15.99).
Wendy Webb’s first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, was the 2011 winner of the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, an Indie Next Pick from the American Booksellers Association, a Midwest Connections Pick from the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and a Great Lakes, Great Reads Pick from the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. She splits her time between Minneapolis, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Duluth, Minnesota, where she is editor-in-chief of Duluth Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly.
“A perfect read for a dark and stormy night.”
—Philip Margolin, author of Proof
“If Sarah Waters and Stephen King had a love child, it would be Wendy Webb.”
—M.J. Rose, author of The Book of Lost Fragrances
Author Photo Credit: Steve Burmeister
Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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