True Blood’s deputy “Kenya Jones” portrayed by Tanya Wright will appear at the 13th Annual African-American Writer’s and Literary Tea on January 17, 2010. Tanya will be discussing her book “Butterfly Rising”
Amazon’s description of the book: Lilah Belle has always been a trifle odd to folks in her tiny town of Lucasville; a “singer who didn’t sing no more,” Lilah is prone to dancing in the streets, dressing outlandishly and weaving fantastic stories. But when her beloved brother dies suddenly, Lilah’s grief sends her into a topsy turvy tailspin. Desperate to escape her painful new reality, she hits the road with the unlikeliest of travelling companions: Rose Johnson, a newcomer whose scandalous behavior in the small, sleepy town has branded her a scarlet woman. Anxious to escape their bleak realities, the women strike out in a stolen vintage pickup truck, barreling toward a fated encounter with the mythical, magical Lazarus of the Butterflies. Legend has it that Lazarus can “heal you and make your dreams come true.” The adventure that unfolds will transform their destinies, binding Lilah and Rose together forever. Richly evocative, Butterfly Rising is a timeless tale of friendship and courage, etched with pain and joy.
Ms. Wright will also make her directorial debut with the film version of her book. If you are in the Westchester area don’t forget to make your reservation to attend what will be an amazing tea.
The link below has a video of “Butterfly Rising”.
SOURCE: Westchester Library