November is National Novel Writing Month, and aspiring novelists, take note: Local author Kathryn Evans, who writes under the name Evan Katy, will read from her latest eBook A Violet March and discuss the process of eBook publishing on Saturday, November 17 at 2 PM at Barnes & Noble Thousand Oaks.
A Violet March is the third in Evans’ Samantha Rialto series, following January Kills Me and A Bomb in February. In the latest book, the middle school music teacher turned part-time private eye and her best friend Maxie are looking for a place to live, determined to put the traumatic events of the last two months behind them. But things start to go horribly awry when they find a dead body soaking in the bathtub of a potential rental, and when one of Samantha’s favorite students asks for help finding her missing father. To solve the mystery, Samantha will have to tangle with members of the Russian mob, a crotchety private eye, and a menopausal bakery owner, while facing up to her ex-husband, juggling a pair of potential boyfriends, and trying not to electrocute herself with her new stun gun.
Kathryn Evans is a Simi Valley native, whose day job as the Regional Sales Director for a company servicing the healthcare community keeps her busy traveling all over the country. In her spare time, she’s working on several short stories and a middle-grade science fiction book. She lives in Simi Valley with her husband and two children, near the friends and family members who serve as the inspiration for many of the memorable characters in her books.
Barnes & Noble Thousand Oaks is located in the Westlake Promenade, at the corner of Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Westlake Blvd. For more information on the Kathryn Evans event, call the store at (805) 446-2820.