Join us for a night of live jazz music by local artists Miss Brown to You and listen to author Donis Casey talk about her newest mystery novel The Wrong Girl.
Donis Casey is the author of the Alafair Tucker Mysteries, including The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, Hornswoggled, The Drop Edge of Yonder, The Sky Took Him, Crying Blood, and The Wrong Hill to Die On. Donis has twice won the Arizona Book Award and has been a finalist for the Willa Award and the Oklahoma Book Award. Her first novel, The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, was named an Oklahoma Centennial Book. She lives in Tempe, Arizona. Readers can enjoy the first chapter of each book on her website http://www.doniscasey.com/.
The Wrong Girl is the introduction to a fresh new series starring Bianca LaBelle, star of the silent screen action serial, The Adventures of Bianca Dangereuse. Fifteen-year-old Blanche Tucker is longing to escape her drop-dead dull life when dashing Graham Peyton roars into town and convinces the ambitious but naive teenager to run away with him to a glamorous new life. Instead, Graham uses her as cruelly as a silent picture villain. Yet by luck and by pluck, taking charge of her life, she makes it to Hollywood, eventually transforming herself into Bianca LaBelle, a major star of the silent screen.
Bianca LaBelle is cock-sure, headstrong, and headlong. She’s also disappointed, wounded, and angry. Bianca goes from being a sheltered farm girl to one of the most famous and admired women in the world, but she doesn’t do it without a whole lot of help, her own creativity, and the bootstrap self-reliance she learned by growing up on a farm in early 20th century Oklahoma.
Miss Brown To You- Mary Reynolds & Louise Goldberg: These musicians perform with passion and humor and total commitment to the emotional power of the music they love. Miss Brown to You refuses to be confined to one style, one period. Instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors.