Fire & Ink Presents!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
CREATE Room, Hotel Preston
733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37217
It’s getting cold outside, but the weatherman says the sun is coming back to Nashville on Saturday. We have a good idea about the four reasons why: Laurinda, KMatador, Fiona, Marquette!
This has been a great year so far for Fire & Ink. We’re still course for Fire & Ink III: Cotillion and blazing our trail to Texas with event after fiery event from coast to coast.
Speaking of Texas, we had an awesome time at Dallas Southern Pride. Check out the great pictures by JW Richard at Mandrake Society Radio or the wonderful pics from Calvin Glenn of Black Gay USA by clicking here. Join us on Saturday afternoon, from 3pm – 5pm, to hear these dynamic authors share their work:
- Laurinda D. Brown (The Highest Price for Passion)
- Keith Montgomery (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell)
- Fiona Zedde (Hungry for It)
- Marquette Carney (Love—Exotic or Toxic)
- Anthony Hardaway is serving as MC so you know you want to be there!
Laurinda D. Brown uses her writing to tell universal stories that apply to all cross-sections of society. She is the author of six novels, Fire & Brimstone, UnderCover, Walk Like a Man, Strapped, The Cathouse, and The Highest Price for Passion, and a contributing author to Zane’s Purple Panties. In 2007, Laurinda won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Erotica with her book of short stories, Walk Like a Man, which became a critically acclaimed stage play now in its third year of production. A graduate of Howard University, she writes about life, not lifestyles. She currently resides in the Atlanta metro area with her two daughters and her partner of twelve years, Charlotte.
The Highest Price for Passion: A century of unrest equals ten decades of change. The Highest Price for Passion uses as background one hundred years of the most volatile era to divide American soil, interspersed with the uncontrollable fervor from the unlikeliest of sources—when both master and mistress vie for the affections of a slave too beautiful to destroy, with a quiet intelligence neither can outwit.
Keith Montgomery is an amateur bodybuilder, singer/songwriter and novelist. A native of New Jersey, Montgomery’s time in the military became material for his first book, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a story of a young black man coming out gay and HIV positive. Look for his next book, Family of Felons, coming soon.
In Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Bert grew up in a hostile, abusive, unstable family, but sought the American dream: a wife, a house and kids. His sexual relationships portrayed another story, and when Bert is diagnosed as HIV-positive, his self-destructive behavior spins out of control. Through his inner strength—and his grandmother’s religious strength—Bert is able to cope with the stigma of being HIV-positive, black and gay.
Fiona Zedde lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia with her partner. She is the author of the novels Bliss, A Taste of Sin, Every Dark Desire, and Hungry for It, as well as the novellas “Pure Pleasure,” “Going Wild” and the soon-to-be-published “Sweat,” which appear in the collections Satisfy Me, Satisfy Me Again, and Satisfy Me One More Time, respectively. Find out more at www.fionazedde.com.
In Hungry for It, her newest novel, Zedde presents Rémi Bouchard. With good looks, limitless sex appeal, and the wealth and popularity that comes from owning the city’s hottest jazz bar and restaurant, Rémi Bouchard can have anyone she wants. Lately though, the allure of wild one-night stands and no-strings flings is starting to wear thin. Rémi craves something more. At her best friend’s wedding, she looks across the crowd and finds exactly what she’s been searching for—an intense, soul-searing connection. But passion this deep has its dangers—especially when it means falling in love with the one person who should be off limits.
Marquette Carney has been writing poetry since he was 12. Carney, a native of West Tennessee, is the author of Swallow the Moon (2005), and Not What I Wanted, But What I Needed (2006); his most recent title is Love—Exotic or Toxic, released in September 2008 as a book and audio CD.
“Every relationship is either good (exotic) or bad (toxic),” says Marquette Carney in Love—Exotic or Toxic. His newest project is released as a book and audio CD, comprised of spoken words of love (be it exotic or toxic) fused with the sounds of jazz, R&B, neo-soul, and funk. From a tribute to domestic violence, “For All Your Tears,” to the heartfelt “Disappearing Act,” Love—Exotic or Toxic will take you on love’s journey of joy, pain, sunshine and rain. Welcome to love!
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