Why are Bantock's books so successful? Well, everyone loves romance and getting great stuff in the mail. According to Bantock, he stumbled upon a winning cross “between sex and Christmas.”
The sixth and final installment, The Morning Star, has just been released. Bantock will be giving a special reading at Bound to Be Read (6300 San Mateo NE, 828-3500) on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. KOB's morning anchor, Monica Armenta, will be on hand to read the female parts.
Local author James Doss has built up quit a reputation for himself as well. The eighth installment of his Charlie Moon mystery series, Dead Soul, is hot off the press. Doss will be in Bound to be Read on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. to sign his latest.
Over at Page One (11200 Montgomery NE, 294-2026), Hilary Hart will make an appearance on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. to sign The Unknown She. Hart traveled across the globe meeting with and gathering wisdom from a wide array of contemporary mystics. The result is this book, a stunning exploration of many facets of feminine spirituality.
Michael Kun recently published a bestselling novel called The Locklear Letters about a 40-something weirdo who's obsessed with Heather Locklear. The book consists largely of letters he writes to the object of his desire. Alibi Food Editor Gwyneth Doland tells me the premise isn't nearly as creepy as it sounds. Actually, Chef Doland says its one of the funniest books she's read in a while.
Kun will be at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139) on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. with Digby Wolfe, co-creator of the TV show “Laugh-In,” for a conversation about comedy moderated by Ron Chapman, host of KUNM's “Southwest CoffeeHouse.” Should be a hoot.
These are some of the best and brightest events occurring during the month of September. Of course, there's way more where that came from. For complete rosters of events, call your favorite bookstore, or just loiter around in the aisles until something cool happens. Odds are, you won't have to wait long.
Local bookstores who want their October events considered for this column should contact me by phone at 346-0660 ext. 251 or by e-mail at email@example.com.