The UTC Library is delighted to welcome local author and University of Tennessee alumnus Cherie Priest back to campus for a haunting reading from her latest novel, The Family Plot. Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions and have their copies of her books signed by the author.

The event will take place in the Southern Writers Room located on the 4th floor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library on Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served at 5pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Cherie Priest is a graduate of M.A. program in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the author of 20 books and novellas, most recently the haunted house thriller The Family Plot, the acclaimed gothic horror stories Chapelwood and Maplecroft, and the hit young adult project I Am Princess X. But she is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker.  Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas for Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Her short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird TalesPublishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies – and her books have been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. These days, she lives in a nifty old house in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband and a menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets.

Get into the Halloween spirit by sporting a steampunk costume at the event. Get inspired by the Clockwork Century or for a little extra motivation, read Cherie’s blog posts Steampunk Wardrobe Customizations for the Lazy, the Poor, or the Crafty and How to Steam Up Your Old Goth Wardrobe.

More information about this event can be found on the UTC Library website.


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