Thursday April 5: Join us for an evening of crime fiction featuring readings from local authors Gwen Florio, Alec Cizak, and Russell Thayer. 6pm.
Award-winning journalist Gwen Florio turned to fiction in 2013 with the publication of her first novel, Montana, which won the Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Fiction and a High Plains Book Award. Under the Shadows, the fifth novel in her Lola Wicks crime series, is termed "gutsy" by the New York Times. A standalone novel set in Afghanistan, Silent Hearts, is scheduled for release in July.
Alec Cizak is a writer from Indiana. His work will appear in upcoming issues of Switchblade, EconoClash Review, and Horror Bites. Breaking Glass, his first novel, will be published this summer by ABC Group Documentation. He is also the editor of the fiction journal Pulp Modern.
Russell Thayer has been crafting noir in his spare time since earning a B.A. in English at the University of Washington in 1985. He's recently become interested in sharing his stories. A former printer and shiftless househusband, Russell currently works as an in-home care attendant while enjoying a busy life in Missoula with his spouse and dog.