If you're seeking refuge from the sex-saturated, ultra-violent world of television, why not visit your local bookstore? Sherlock's Books, one of greater Nashville's few truly independent bookstores, is hosting the Tennessee Women's Literary Convention. The headliner is Spring Hill's very own Sherrilyn Kenyon, whose vampire novels regularly top best-seller lists. Author Missy Lyons will present 39 and Holding...Him, a collection of various writers addressing the subject of turning 40. Trish Milburn will read from her romance novel A Firefighter in the Family. In that work, Milburn's heroine must track an arsonist and navigate the equally treacherous world of love. Ramona Richards offers a thriller in which the artist Karen O'Neill has spent most of her life suppressing memory of her parents' brutal murders. When someone starts destroying her vases, she finds herself involved in further intrigue. It's all an allegory...uh, maybe. Marie Nicole-Ryan will read from Love on the Run, in which heroine takes refuge from a killer in Oxford, England. Last but not least, Annie Solomon will read from Dead Shot, in which the photographer/heroine takes self-portraits while a homicidal maniac wants to take her life. Publicity material tells us ex-cop Ray Pierces protection may not be enough to stop a vicious madman from creating his next masterpiece: a portrait of the artist as a young corpse.
Sat., Nov. 8, 1-4 p.m., 2008