GREENSBORO, N.C.-Authors Gina Farago, Theresa "Terry" Bane, and Lois Sutphin will be the guests of honor at a premiere party next Thursday, September 1, to celebrate the publication of their new books.
Farago's novel, Ivy Cole and the Moon, will be out in hardcover September 1, just in time for Halloween. Ivy is a Southern lady werewolf whom you can't help but love and root for despite her full-moon murdering ways. Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes assisted Farago with her research on the police procedures involved in the book. Ivy Cole has already received attention from Focus Features, a division of Universal Studios, and a copy is currently in the hands of Lions Gate Films as well. Berkley Books, an imprint under The Penguin Group publishers in New York, is considering acquiring the paperback rights.
Bane's illustrated dark-humor book, The Bloodthirsty Weasels: On the Loose and Buck Wild, chronicles the ills of society in a parody of irksome people drawn as weasels. The book is already in its second printing, and it received positive attention and feedback from its New York BookExpo America debut in June. The author was also interviewed by the Discovery Channel recently; she will be featured as an expert speaker in their vampire documentary to air October 31. Bane is currently working on a Bloodthirsty Weasels sequel and a reference text, The Actual Factual Dracula.
Sutphin's new release, Making Do: How to Cook Like a Mountain MeMa, is a compilation of hearty Appalachian recipes mixed with anecdotes from Sutphin's childhood. "Cookbooks are timeless treasures," Sutphin said, "and this book, which captures the nostalgia of the Depression era in the Blue Ridge, is a classic example of how good mountain cooking, warm stories, and simple recipes never go out of style."
The authors' premiere party will be held at the NeDeo Press business office in Greensboro, and noted guests are Sheriff BJ Barnes, actor Robert Harris (from Cabin Fever), and authors Stephen Mark Rainey and Dan Johnson.