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We are thrilled to host the launch of Veronica G. Henry's sophomore novel The Quarter Storm, the story of Haitian Vodou Priestess Mambo Raina who must test the boundaries of her powers to solve a ritual murder in New Orleans and protect everything she holds sacred. Veronica G. Henry will be in conversation with Cadwell Turnbull, author of the novel No Gods No Monsters.
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This is a hybrid event - in person and via livestream on Crowdcast. We will offer seating for up to 30 in-person guests, with priority access given to those who purchase the book at rofhiwabooks.com. If you choose to pre-order a copy through Rofhiwa, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats reserved for you.
You may access the live-stream on Crowdcast.io free with registration - click "Save My Spot" above or visit: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/book-launch-the-quarter
About The Quarter Storm
Haitian-American Vodou priestess Mambo Reina Dumond runs a healing practice from her New Orleans home. Gifted with water magic since she was a child, Reina is devoted to the benevolent traditions of her ancestors.
After a ritual slaying in the French Quarter, police arrest a fellow vodouisant. Detective Roman Frost, Reina’s ex-boyfriend―a fierce nonbeliever―is eager to tie the crime, and half a dozen others, to the Vodou practitioners of New Orleans. Reina resolves to find the real killer and defend the Vodou practice and customs, but the motives behind the murder are deeper and darker than she imagines.
As Reina delves into the city’s shadows, she untangles more than just the truth behind a devious crime. It’s a conspiracy. As a killer wields dangerous magic to thwart Reina’s investigation, she must tap into the strength of her own power and faith to solve a mystery that threatens to destroy her entire way of life.
About Veronica G. Henry
Veronica Henry was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has been a bit of a rolling stone ever since. She is the author of Bacchanal, an historical fantasy novel which is set in the Depression-era South, and includes elements of African folklore, Black American culture, and carnival lore.Her short fiction has appeared in the award-winning FIYAH Literary Magazine. Veronica is proud to be of Sierra Leonean ancestry and counts her trip home as the most important of her life. She now writes from North Carolina, where she eschews rollerballs for fountain pens and fine paper. Other untreated addictions include chocolate and cupcakes.
About Cadwell Turnbull
Cadwell Turnbull is the author of No Gods No Monsters, the first novel in the Convergence Saga. He was born in Maryland but moved to his parents’ native St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands when he was a few months old. He was raised there by his granny and then came back to the continental US for college. He now teaches Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. His debut novel, The Lesson won the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Award and was named “A Best Book of the Year" by numerous platforms. His short fiction has appeared in The Verge, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019.
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