Join us for an evening at the First Parish in Lexington to hear genre-busting, adventurous authors X.J. Kennedy, Katie Li, Jack B. Rochester and Peter David Shapiro read from new and recent independently published novels. Each is an accomplished writer who has taken an interest in “indie” publishing, which offers authors many more opportunities to explore ideas, themes and characters in their art.
X.J. “Joe” Kennedy, an award-winning poet and lifelong author, reads from A Hoarse Half-human Cheer, his absurdist tale of post-World War II America.
Katie Li’s short novel, Somewhere In Between, is a speculative, new adult romance about two unlikely friends who discover a portal to another dimension.
Jack Rochester’s murder-mystery thriller, White Bike, takes the reader on a bicycling adventure from Nashua, New Hampshire to Taiwan.
In Portrait of Ignatius Jones, Peter Shapiro tells how trouble follows the discovery of an oil painting at a Vermont rummage sale after its disappearance from Boston a century ago.
Following the readings, the authors will answer questions about the literary craft and today’s publishing options. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet and hear four of today’s most interesting authors!