Join us for an exciting evening Vicki Marie Stolsen and John McCaffrey present and sign copies of their recent releases, The Bachelor Chapters: A Thinking Woman's Romance and The Book of Ash.
ABOUT THE BACHELOR CHAPTERS: A THINKING WOMAN'S ROMANCE
Staking out the terrain between Sex and the City and Eat, Pray, Love, this contagious narrative follows the author's grand experiment to carve out a model of respectable bachelorhood for women. Crafted as part middle-age memoir, part thinking woman's romance, the story highlights Vicki Marie's sexy, comical, and controversial attempts to reinvent romantic relationships after twenty years of monogamy. More than just one woman's story, the book explores fresh and frank ideas about sex, love, adultery, men, women, race, gay identity, body image, and aging. Women of all ages will respond to the dilemma that is central to the real-life protagonist: How does one manage the rise and fall of love? How does one reconcile mythology with real life? How does one get laid and not get screwed?
ABOUT VICKI MARIE STOLSEN
Vicki Marie Stolsen began her art training in performance and photography at The Feminist Studio Workshop in Los Angeles, and she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Washington. After a twenty-five year career in Seattle as a business executive and philanthropic activist, Vicki Marie left the USA to organize her activities of daily living around pole dance, writing and the accumulation of Vitamin D. She lives here and there, but mainly in South America where she aspires to overcome her persistent butchering of the Spanish language.
Her memoir, The Bachelor Chapters: A Thinking Woman's Romance, tells the story of her grand experiment to carve out a bachelor lifestyle as a respectable option to marriage or celibacy. Along the way, she encounters thought provoking revelations about sex, love, men, women, race, gay identity and aging. Funny, frank and written with suspense and flair more characteristic of fiction then memoir, The Bachelor Chapters is more than just one woman's story--it's a universal call to follow your passion and honor your heart.
ABOUT THE BOOK OF ASH
A satire of feel-good therapy, presenting a post-apocalyptic dystopia where the peddlers of self-esteem often mask raging insecurities and homicidal urges. Struggling to survive (and just maybe find happiness) amidst the chaos is Baldwin Wallace, a 33 year-old miracle counselor whose marriage is crumbling under the weight of his wife's infidelity. When Baldwin finally decides to confront the issue once and for all, he is thrown into a dizzying swirl of events that not only threatens to change the future of this surreal world, but also bring him the one thing he thought he could live without: love.
ABOUT JOHN MCCAFFREY
John McCaffrey attended Villanova University, and received his M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. His stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals, magazines and newspapers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his story Words, first published in Fiction Magazine, was also selected for Flash Fiction Forward, an anthology containing work from some of the most noted writers of our time, including Grace Paley, Dave Eggers, and Paul Theroux.