Two of my favorite folks will be at Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books on Friday night, September 25, at 7 p.m. Katy Munger reads from Desolate Angel, the first novel in the Dead Detective mystery series written under the name Chaz McGee. (For background on why Munger’s new series — and why it sports a new pseudonym — check out this interview with Sarah Weinman.) Joining her will be musician Joe Newberry of the band Big Medicine, offering up a dose of bluegrass to accompany Munger/McGee’s series debut.
Ann Prospero was at Quail Ridge on Thursday night, and continues a local tour with her new book, Chefs of the Triangle: Their Lives, Recipes, and Restaurants, throughout the weekend. I recently received the book, which features a foreword by Metro‘s own Moreton Neal, and had hoped to try one of the recipes out before her signings began, but events have kept me busy of late. Look forward later to my report on a trio of inter-related recipes from J. Betski’s in Raleigh: Pretzel-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Cooked Sauerkraut, and Beer Jus. In the meantime, check the book out yourself at Durham’s Regulator Bookshop on Friday evening, and again at McIntyre’s in Fearrington Village on Sunday. Local chefs profiled in the book will be on hand at each event, bringing samples!
Looking ahead at the weekend, please note that the Tomie dePaola event at the Weymouth Center has been cancelled.
Looking ahead at early next week, mark your calendars for Tuesday night at QRB, when Marianne Gingher continues the flash fiction tour with contributors to the new anthology Long Story Short. She’ll be joined by contributors Angela Davis-Gardner, John Kessel, Carrie Knowles, and Peggy Payne. Check out my interview with Gingher here.