FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashland, Or. May 10, 2008
John Straley, Alaska Writer Laureate and Author, The Big Both Ways
Mystery author John Straley will be at Bookwagon Books in Ashland on Friday June 20, 2008 on tour with his latest work, The Big Both Ways, published in 2008 by Alaska Northwest Books.
Set in 1935, times are tough and jobs are
scarce. A man leaves a logging camp, helps a woman get her car out of
ditch only to find out there's a dead body in the trunk and finds his
life taking a course he never would have planned. Eventually the various
characters will take a journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska as
everyone searches for a new and better life. Ray Troll designed
Straley's cover, in the style of his earlier books.
Straley's characters and plots are as
quirky and compelling as the titles of his books, which include Shamus
Award winner, The Woman Who Married a Bear,
The Music of What Happens,
Death and the Language of Happiness,
The Curious Eat Themselves,
and in 2001 Cold Water Burning.
The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also produces the cable access television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir, airing Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in Southern Oregon on Cable Channel 15 and webcast at the same time from www.roguetv.org. Now showing Denise Hamilton, author of the Eve Diamond mysteries and editor of Los Angeles Noir.
Ashland Mystery is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, and in 2008 also sponsored by Bookwagon New and Used Books, Standing Stone Brewing Company, and Beverly&David Lively--The Party Place. For more information contact Maureen Flanagan at 541-552-0743 or visit Ashland Mystery's website www.booksandoldlace.com/
John Straley Reads From The Big Both Ways
John Straley Reads From The Curious Eat Themselves
John Straley on the Titles of His Books