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Virtual Event: Denny S. Bryce, Wild Women and the Blues

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm


East City Bookshop presents "An Evening of Blues, Booze (coffee or tea, too), and Books" with Denny S. Bryce, author of Wild Women and the Blues, in conversation with Nekesa Afia, author of Dead Dead Girls, and Moderated by Vanessa Riley.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

Join Denny S Bryce and Nekesa Afia for a jazzy speakeasy themed evening as they discuss their 1920s set debut novels Wild Women and the Blues and Dead Dead Girls. Moderated by award-winning author Vanessa Riley, readers can expect:

• Signed bookplates with Wild Women and the Blues pre-orders.

• Delicious prohibition-themed cocktail & mocktail recipes

• A very special gift for the first 50 purchasers - including their own flapper-style peacock feather and a Wild Women and the Blues custom-designed postcard.

• A grand prize drawing from verified purchases.

About Wild Women and the Blues

1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper’s daughter, willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. Dreamland offers a path to the good life, socializing with celebrities like Louis Armstrong and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. But Chicago is also awash in bootleg whiskey, gambling, and gangsters. And a young woman driven by ambition might risk more than she can stand to lose.

2015: Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour, still reeling from a devastating loss that has taken him right to the brink. Sawyer has rested all his hope on this frail but formidable woman, the only living link to the legendary Oscar Micheaux. If he’s right—if she can fill in the blanks in his research, perhaps he can complete his thesis and begin a new chapter in his life. But the links Honoree makes are not ones he’s expecting…Piece by piece, Honoree reveals her past and her secrets, while Sawyer fights tooth and nail to keep his. It’s a story of courage and ambition, hot jazz and illicit passions. And as past meets present, for Honoree, it’s a final chance to be truly heard and seen before it’s too late. No matter the cost…

About Denny S. Bryce

Denny S. Bryce is an award-winning author and three-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist, including twice for Wild Women and the Blues. In addition to writing for NPR Books and FROLIC Media, the former professional dancer is a public relations professional who has spent over two decades running her own marketing and event management firm. A member of the Historical Novel Society, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Novelists, Inc., she is a frequent speaker at author events. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Wild Women and the Blues: A Fascinating and Innovative Novel of Historical Fiction Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496730084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - March 30th, 2021