Give a gift of crime and passion this season! And enjoy a zesty night with writers Ann Aptaker, Jean Copeland, and Maggie Cummings at a reading and book signing. Fill her stocking with Mystery & Romance from BGSQD!
Ann Aptaker: Ann Aptaker’s debut novel, “Criminal Gold” was a Goldie Award finalist last year. Her second book, “Tarnished Gold,” was this year’s Lammy Award and Goldie Award winner. Both books have earned excellent reviews from Curve Magazine, Crimepieces, Rainbow Reads, and other print and internet venues. Her Cantor Gold crime series celebrates her favorite themes: dangerous women, crime and mystery fiction, and New York City history. The third book in the series, “Genuine Gold,” releases in January.
Jean Copeland: Jean Copeland is an English teacher and author of lesbian fiction. Her debut novel, “The Revelation of Beatrice Darby,” won the 2016 Alice B Lavender Award and the Golden Crown Literary Society “Goldie” for debut author. She is also the author of “The Second Wave,” available now, and “Twice Around” coming in 2017. She resides in Connecticut with her cat, Charlotte.
Maggie Cummings: Maggie Cummings lives in Staten Island with her wife and their two children. She has degrees in English, theatre and criminal justice. She works in law enforcement in the NYC metropolitan area. She is the author of Totally Worth It and Serious Potential, the first two novels in the Bay West Social series. She is currently juggling work on the series finale as well as a standalone novel to follow.