Denny S. Bryce and Vanessa Riley — In The Face of the Sun + Sister Mother Warrior - at Union Market

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 7:00pm

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This event is free with first come, first served seating.

In this haunting novel, In The Face of the Sun, the author of Wild Women and the Blues weaves together two stories as they unfold decades apart, as a woman on the run from an abusive husband joins her intrepid aunt as they head across the country from Chicago to Los Angeles, and confront a painful and shadowy past that has reverberated across generations.

In Sister Mother Warrior, acclaimed author of Island Queen Vanessa Riley brings readers a vivid, sweeping novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women: the first Empress of Haiti, Marie-Claire Bonheur, and Gran Toya, a West African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellion that drove out the French and freed the enslaved people of Haiti. 

Denny S. Bryce writes historical fiction and is the bestselling author of WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES. She is an adjunct professor in the MFA program at Drexel University, a book critic for NPR, and a freelance writer. Articles she’s written have appeared in USA Today, FROLIC MEDIA, and Harper’s Bazaar. She is also a public relations and marketing professional who spent more than 20 years running a public relations firm specializing in event management. A member of the Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Tall Poppy Writers.

Vanessa Riley is an award-winning author of historical romance, mystery, and fiction novels featuring realistic multicultural communities and powerful persons of color. To fuel her interest in the Regency and early-Victorian eras, she made time for attending renaissance fairs and consuming period novels and films while obtaining her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a master’s in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University, as well as a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. A frequent speaker at literary, women's, and STEM events, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her military husband and teenage kid. 
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In the Face of the Sun: A Fascinating Novel of Historical Fiction Perfect for Book Clubs By Denny S. Bryce Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496730107
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Published: Kensington - April 26th, 2022

Sister Mother Warrior: A Novel By Vanessa Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063073548
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Published: William Morrow - July 12th, 2022

Murder in Westminster: A Riveting Regency Historical Mystery (The Lady Worthing Mysteries #1) By Vanessa Riley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496738660
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Published: Kensington - August 30th, 2022