Reading at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, MI

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel Discussion with Jim C. Hines, Bethany Grenier, Emmy Jackson and Gary W. Olson
Start: May 7 2012 7:00 pm

Four authors, four unique spins on science fiction and

Experience the multimedia fantasy of Bethany Grenier, the re-imagined fairy tales of Jim C. Hines, the post-apocalyptic America of Emmy Jackson and the Detroit-based dark fantasy of Gary W. Olson in a single evening as each of these genre-blending local authors reads (and signs) their book at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor on May 7, 2012.

The readings start at 7pm, and there will be a Q&A and book signing immediately following.

Author, artist, hair dresser, sculptor and fashionista, Bethany
Grenier has been making art in one way or another for nearly
twenty-five years and has been accepted into both group and solo
showings of her art. Bethany brings her unique vision and passion for
style to all she does, co-producing the major arcana tarot deck for
her first book, Sings With Stars, released in March of 2010. Bethany
is currently writing the sequel to her first book and hopes to have it
finished and published by spring of next year. She also continues to
produce art for the continuation of the tarot deck started in the
first book, to be used in this book.

Jim C. Hines’ next book is Libriomancer, a modern-day fantasy about a
magic-wielding Yooper librarian, a hamadryad, a secret society founded
by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible.
He’s also the author of the Princess series of fairy tale retellings
as well as the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. His short fiction has
appeared in more than 40 magazines and anthologies. Online, he can be
found at

Emmy Jackson is the author of the post-apocalyptic urban fantasy novel
Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson. He lived as a
nomad in an RV for three years, wandering the continental United
States at will. He was born and raised in Detroit and always returns
no matter how many times he moves away. In Empty Cradle, he takes
readers on a road trip approximately a hundred and fifty years after a
plague of infertility leads to society’s violent collapse. For more
writing and information, check out

Gary W. Olson’s first novel, Brutal Light, was published by Damnation
Books on December 1, 2011. Brutal Light is a supernatural dark fantasy
novel set in modern day Detroit, and debuted on December 1, 2011 from
Damnation Books. Olson grew up in Michigan and, despite the weather,
stuck around. In 1991 he graduated from Central Michigan University
and went to work as a software engineer. He loves to read and write
stories that transgress the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy,
and horror, while examining ideas of identity and its loss in the many
forms it can have. His website is

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