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Kosoko Jackson In Conversation With Hannah Whitten

Join us on Monday, October 9th at 7 pm when we have Kosoko Jackson (The Forest Demands Its Due, Out 10/3) in conversation with Hannah Whitten (The Foxglove King, For The Wolf)

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Kosoko Jackson In Conversation With Hannah Whitten
Kosoko Jackson In Conversation With Hannah Whitten

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

Novelette Booksellers, 1101 Chapel Ave suite 108, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

About the event

Join us on Monday, October 9th at 7 pm when we have Kosoko Jackson (A Dash of Salt and Pepper, I'm So (Not) Over You, The Forest Demands Its Due, Out 10/3) in conversation with Hannah Whitten (The Foxglove King, For The Wolf).

This is a free event, but RSVPing is highly encouraged as we are a small space and may fill up! This event is standing room only, but you may bring a camping/folding chair, cushion, or pillow if you like, or get cozy on our floor! Feel free to bring non-alcoholic drinks but please do not bring any food.

You can pre-order The Forest Demands Its Due here.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, and 15% off other books will be offered in-store browsing once the event is over.

About The Forest Demands Its Due:

A Lesson in Vengeance meets The Taking of Jake Livingston in this thrilling, page-turning YA horror/fantasy set in dark academia about a queer Black teen who discovers the sinister, deadly history of his boarding school and the corrupt powers behind it all.

Regent Academy has a long and storied history in Winslow, Vermont, as does the forest that surrounds it. The school is known for molding teens into leaders, but its history is far more nefarious than any outsider could begin to suspect.

Seventeen-year-old Douglas Jones wants nothing to do with Regent's king-making; he’s just trying to survive. But then a student is murdered and, for some reason, by the next day no one remembers him having ever existed, except for Douglas and the groundskeeper's son, Everett Everley. In his determination to uncover the truth, Douglas awakens a horror hidden within the forest, unearthing secrets that have been buried for centuries. A vengeful creature wants blood as payment for a debt more than three hundred years in the making—or it will swallow all of Winslow in darkness.

And for the first time in his life, Douglas might have a chance to grasp the one thing he’s always felt was missing: power. But if he’s not careful, he will find out that power has a tendency to corrupt absolutely everything.

About Kosoko Jackson:

Kosoko Jackson is a digital media specialist, focusing on digital storytelling, and a Masters of Fine Arts professor at Seton Hill University. Occasionally, his personal essays and short stories have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, The Advocate, and some literary magazines. When not writing novels that champion holistic representation of Black queer men across genres, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or spending far too much time on Twitter. He is a Lambda Literary Finalist,  and an avid Taylor Swift fan. THE FOREST DEMANDS ITS DUE is his 3rd young adult novel, but his first foray into horror.

About Hannah Whitten:

Hannah Whitten has been writing to amuse herself since she could hold a pen, and sometime in high school, figured out that what amused her might also amuse others. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, making music, or attempting to bake. She lives in an old farmhouse in Tennessee with her husband, children, two cats, a dog, and probably some ghosts.

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