Fantasy and Science Fiction stories are everywhere now, and we love to escape to new worlds to explore what can only be imagined. Join us for a reading and Q&A about the two with Brian Staveley and Elizabeth Bonesteel, who will take us two their own fantastic worlds.
Elizabeth Bonesteel was born at the height of the US space program. Thanks to a family connection - her maternal grandfather was a program manager for the development of the Saturn V rocket - space travel, both real and fictional, was a constant topic of discussion in the household, persisting even as general public interest waned. Unsurprisingly, this led to an early exposure to computer programming - she learned to code on a Commodore PET, which explains a lot - and a long career as a software engineer, only recently set aside in favor of writing full-time. She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, her daughter, and various cats.
After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian Staveley began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor’s Blades, was released in 2014, and his second, The Providence of Fire was released in 2015. His latest novel, The Last Mortal Bond, arrives in bookstores in March 2016. He lives on a steep dirt road in the mountains of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring, not necessarily in that order.