Curiosity Quills is excited to announce that Courtney Sloan, Keith Fentonmiller, Marianne Kirby, J.P Sloan and Adriana Arrington will be signing copies of their respective books at the Fairfax Library Foundation’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair, on Saturday April 15 at Barnes & Noble Fairfax, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033, from 1-4 PM.
Afterwards, all authors will also be giving readings and selling copies of their books at The V Social Eatery & Brew House, 44630 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, from 5 PM onwards.
We hope to see you there for what is set to be a fun-filled Easter weekend!
About The Authors
A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating.
Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor.
She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night.
A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade.
Books by Courtney: Of Scions and Men
Keith Fentonmiller is a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, he toured with a professional comedy troupe, writing and performing sketch comedy at colleges in the Mid-Atlantic States. His Pushcart-nominated short story was recently published in The Stonecoast Review.
Books by Keith: Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat
Marianne Kirby writes about bodies both real and imagined. She plays with the liminal space between vanishing and visibility: she thinks the things that go bump in the night need to spend some time in the sun.
A long-time writer, editor, and activist, Marianne is a frequent contributor to women’s interest publications, news outlets, and tv shows that require people to have opinions. She has been published by the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time, and others. She has appeared on tv and radio programs ranging from the Dr. Phil Show to Radio New Zealand.
Marianne was born in Florida and returned there because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration.
Books by Marianne: Dust Bath Revival
J.P. Sloan is a speculative fiction author … primarily of urban fantasy, horror and several shades between. His writing explores the strangeness in that which is familiar, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, or only hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed.
A Louisiana native, Sloan relocated to the vineyards and cow pastures of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina, where he lives with his wife and son. During the day he commutes to the city of Baltimore, a setting which inspires much of his writing.
In his spare time, Sloan enjoys wine-making and homebrewing, and is a certified beer judge.
Born to an Air Force JAG father and an artist mother, Adriana Arrington learned from an early age there are at least two sides to every story, and each deserves to be told. After a nomadic upbringing, she married a southern charmer and settled down permanently in his home state of Virginia. To satisfy her enduring wanderlust, she transports herself to the sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, but always interesting worlds of beautifully crafted novels. Formerly an IT consultant to the DoD, she now writes the stories banging around in her head.
Books by Adriana: Bleed Through
About Fairfax Library Foundation’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Fairfax Library Foundation’s Barnes & Noble Bookfair is an easy way to support the library! Join us on April 15 or shop online between April 15 - 20 and use our code 12092839—10% (or more!) of your purchase will be donated back to the Foundation. 100% of funds raised support programs and services of Fairfax County Public Library! Purchases in the B&N café count towards the fundraiser, too, as do toys & games, gifts, music, DVDS (and everything except for NOOK-related products)!
All money raised at the Bookfair goes to the programs and services of Fairfax County Public Library that Fairfax Library Foundation supports, like Ready to Read Early Literacy Outreach, Changing Lives Through Literature, Presentations like the Summer Reading Program and Fall for the Book, and Scholarships. You can read all about the programs we support on our Your Gifts at Work page.
About The V Social Eatery & Brew House
In the Fall of 2012 “The V” was born to become Virginia’s quintessential Social Eatery & Brew House. We pride ourselves in providing a diverse menu that features the freshest ingredients and many locally grown, raised, or made products. The V’s BrewHouse promotes award winning craft beer, which includes selection from our Local Virginia breweries. Guests can choose to sit in the open dining area, at the social bar or in our outdoor patio with fire pits & cabanas. Our extensive Craft beer selction, inventive cocktails and wine list were created to complement our menu. Both The V and our famous outdoor Live entertainment venue are vibrant, much-loved staples in the northern Virginia culinary and nightlife scene. Whether you’re joining us for cocktails, a celebratory meal, a business lunch or leisurely brunch, our team looks forward to welcoming you. The V is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.