Laurell K. Hamilton, author of the bestselling Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and Meredith Gentry series, will answer questions from readers as part of Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series. Hamilton’s event, which will include adult content and is therefore not appropriate for children, is set for Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
The event—which is free and open to the public with no tickets required—will take place in Ballantyne Auditorium on the Kirkwood Community College campus. The Out Loud! Author Series is a program of the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha Public Libraries.
Hamilton will be on tour for Hit List, the twentieth book in the Anita Blake series, which first entranced readers with 1994’s Guilty Pleasures. Hamilton is recognized as a pioneer of the “urban fantasy” genre, and her books are well known for their blending of mystery, horror, romance and erotica, and fantasy—all spiced with dark humor.
Hit List will be released just a few days prior to Hamilton’s Cedar Rapids appearance. Hamilton’s Out Loud! appearance is one of just three tour stops currently scheduled in support of the new book, and the only one that is free to attend.
Following the question and answer session, Hamilton will pose for pictures with members of the audience.
While Hamilton will not be signing books at the event, the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble will be on hand with pre-signed copies of Hit List available for purchase.
The Out Loud! Author Series will present two additional authors in 2011 including Steve Martini, author of the thrillers featuring Paul Madriani, on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m.; and Meg Cabot, bestselling author for youth and adults, on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is supported by the Giacoletto Foundation with media support from The Gazette and event book sales provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers.