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Chadwick Ginther and Karen Dudley -- Book Launch

Wednesday Nov 14 2012 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing

Saskatoon Launch of Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books) by Chadwick Ginther and Food for the Gods (Ravenstone Books) by Karen Dudley.

In a flash, Ted Callan’s world exploded. Now he’s on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he’s destined for more than an ordinary life. When three stout men assault Ted in his hotel room, ordinary starts to look very appealing. The next thing he knows, his body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the beguiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more tattoos. No more mystic powers. No more smart-ass Gods. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.

Author, bookseller and old man yelling at clouds in training, Chadwick Ginther would enjoy Can-Lit so much more if it included even one dragon or robot. His short stories have appeared in On Spec, the premier Canadian magazine of speculative fiction, and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy. The latest, "First They Came for the Pigs", is forthcoming in the Innsmouth Free Press anthology Fungi. Ginther's reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Prairie Books NOW and The Winnipeg Review. Thunder Road is his debut urban fantasy novel.

By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, Karen Dudley’s ingeniously original Food for the Gods and its sequel, Kraken Bake (forthcoming in 2014), reinvent a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.

Karen Dudley worked in field biology, paleo-environmental studies, and production art before turning to mystery and now speculative fiction writing. She has written four environmental mysteries featuring biologist Robyn Devara. Born in France, Karen now lives in Winnipeg.

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Thunder Road

- by Chadwick Ginther

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Winner of the 2014 Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction as well as the 2013 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. In a flash, Ted Callan's world exploded. Now he's on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he's destined for more than an ordinary life. When three stout men assault Ted in his hotel room, ordinary starts to look very appealing. The next thing he knows, his body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the beguiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more tattoos. No more mystic powers. No more smart-ass Gods. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.

Food for the Gods

- by Karen Dudley

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Pelops' troubles began when his father chopped him into stewing meat and served him to the gods for tea. Although he's been remade, and gifted with a talent for the culinary arts, there are downsides--namely a missing shoulder and sea god with an infatuation. Poseidon's nice enough, but he just doesn't take no for an answer. Not only that, a wealthy, but mysterious patron has been causing Pelops'clients to cancel their engagements. Meanwhile, a rival chef is doing his best to destroy Pelops' reputation, the woman Pelops loves appears oblivious to his feelings, and just before Athens' most important festival begins, Pelops finds himself suddenly without olive oil--a serious concern for a chef. But things get worse when a courtesan is murdered at a dinner Pelops prepares--drowned in his newly-acquired olive oil. Seeking vengeance, the Furies arrive in Athens, and the rival chef blames their attacks on Pelops. Clients cancel in droves, and even Pelops' friends are affected by his rival's machinations. Pelops asks the gods for help, but when they turn him down, he realizes he alone must find the woman's killer to salvage his reputation.