A Celebration of Allium Press of Chicago’s Tenth Anniversary
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 7-9:00 PM
Come help Allium Press celebrate their 10th anniversary with the launch of their newest title, K. P. Kyle’s Sync. The author will talk about her book, a contemporary techo thriller, and be available for signing.
Also joining the celebration will be Allium authors Frances McNamara, D. M. Pirrone, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Tony Romano, and J. Bard-Collins. Their books will be available for purchase and signing.
Allium Press was founded in Forest Park in 2009 as a small independent press and publishes fiction with a Chicago connection—including literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and young adult fiction.
The latest author and title added to Allium Press of Chicago's Catalog of Fine Novels:
"Brigid Sullivan is divorced, depressed, and working as a telemarketer to pay the bills for her Alzheimer-afflicted mother's medical care. When she spots a hitchhiker in midwinter, she takes a chance and gives a stranger a ride—sending her predictable life into chaos. For Jason is an escapee from a secretive research lab who has the ability to shift into alternate realities. He's also on the run, and soon, the bad guys appear at Brigid's home, looking for Jason. Thanks to Brigid's emotional support dog, Lithium, and her own willingness to beat up a home intruder, the attacker is driven off, but this is the start of Brigid's new, dangerous life. As she and Jason flee from the police and more ominous forces, Brigid learns about Jason's powers and his traumatic history. While Jason wrestles with fear, guilt, and the physical side effects of his powers, Brigid rises to the crisis with strengths she didn't know she possessed. When Jason is recaptured, it's up to Brigid to find allies, expose the project, and free Jason and everyone else. For his part, Jason will finally learn the purpose that the project's current managers have been hiding, but will the truth ultimately destroy him? The stakes and the villains throughout remain realistic and believable, and Brigid's aggressive normalcy lends her great charm as a protagonist. There's a solid supporting cast as well; even relatively minor characters like Jason's family get strong, poignant moments to shine and to help save the day." [Kirkus Review March 13, 2019]
K. P. Kyle was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where her mother was the founder and owner of the much-beloved independent bookstore Narnia Children’s Books. She received her BA from the University of Chicago and her DVM from Cornell University. She has lived in South Boston, Massachusetts for the past sixteen years, with the exception of two years spent in Senegal. She works as a veterinarian and shares her home with a bush dog and a black dog. This is her debut novel.