Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Liz Garrigan

Hiding in Plain Sight

Kimberly Belle’s new thriller is a white-knuckled tale of child abduction

There are few unsavory aspects of modern life that Kingsport native Kimberly Belle doesn’t weave into Three Days Missing, a thriller that tells the heart-racing story of an eight-year-old boy gone missing. Belle will appear at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport on June 26 and at Novel in Memphis on July 9.

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The Lights of Evil

A seven-year-old’s disappearance sets off a government cover-up

Nashville journalist Jeremy Finley’s debut thriller, The Darkest Time of Night, features alien abduction, forced amnesia, systematic murder, and vast government cover-ups. Finley will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 26.

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A Perfect Marriage, Interrupted

In a new thriller, Nashville’s J.T. Ellison plots the unlikely disappearance of a golden-boy med student and the ensuing hell for his young wife

March 15, 2016 Aubrey and Josh Hamilton have been inseparable since they were tweens, and life is looking pretty good for them until Josh mysteriously disappears, and authorities finger Aubrey as the suspect. J.T. Ellison will discuss her new standalone mystery, No One Knows, at Parnassus Books in Nashville on March 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Calling All Writers

A spring bounty of writers’ workshops and festivals is being offered across Tennessee

March 1, 2016 As Leo Tolstoy wrote in his masterpiece Anna Karenina, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” That’s certainly true for literary culture across Tennessee, where abundant book festivals and writers’ workshops will welcome poets, authors, aspiring writers, and students. Here’s a guide to upcoming events across the state.

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Living for Today—or Trying To

A Chapter 16 writer reflects on her life in Paris since last week’s terrorist attacks

November 20, 2015 We moved to Paris just shy of five years ago because, above all, we wanted our sons to become global citizens, to learn another language, to go to school with children from countries the world over, to see more of the world than a more conventional life in the United States would allow. But the very centrality and symbolism of Paris is what’s now making us all feel more vulnerable than we ever have.

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Flaming Malevolence

In Erica Wright’s second thriller, beloved New York drag queens are the target of a hate group

November 19, 2015 In Erica Wright’s second thriller, The Granite Moth, private eye Kathleen Stone is still trying to nab drug kingpin Salvatore Magrelli. But her caseload multiplies when two drag queens, colleagues of her dear friend Dolly at the Pink Panther nightclub, are killed in an ostensible accident during the city’s Halloween parade on Sixth Avenue. Wright will discuss The Granite Moth at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

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