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The Big Texas Read Online Reading Series, March 27th, 2021
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The Big Texas Read Online Reading Series, March 27th, 2021

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A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink

Up Next: We're reading and discussing Heather Harper Ellett's brilliant novel Ain't Nobody Nobody on March 27th, 2021 as part of the Dallas Literary Festival at SMU. The conversation will be moderated by Mike Yawn, Professor at Sam Houston State University.

March 27th, 2021 via Zoom @ 3PM CST


Previously (02/10/21): We read Andrea Vocab Sanderson's beautiful poetry collection, She Lives In Music.

Unplug from the outside world and JOIN us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. As featured in Poets&Writers, Forbes, Book Riot, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, we’ll be reading ONE work of prose or poetry written by a Texas author every month! We’ll be with you all the way from page one to “THE END” with our Zoom author chats and Q&A’s, scheduled every two weeks. It's a big virtual book club, and we'd love for you to join in the fun!

We're reading and discussing Heather Harper Ellett's brilliant debut novel Ain't Nobody Nobody on March 27th, 2021.

"One of the best books of the year. This cracking debut is packed with quirky characters that I adored. Ellett's dialogue sparks off the page and the rural Texas setting where the county dump is a landmark is hypnotic and unceasing." --Carole Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Funny, heartfelt, and suspenseful, AIN'T NOBODY NOBODY is terrific from the first page to the last. Grab it." --Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of the UNSUB series "(An) auspicious debut...Ellett balances the goofiness of the crimes and setting with some effective storytelling, never letting the real emotional stakes for the characters get obscured. Carl Hiassen fans will find a lot to like." --Publishers Weekly "This debut novel is most notable for Ellett's supremely witty prose and the oddball but deeply relatable characters. Readers looking for a fresh, offbeat voice in the mystery genre will find it here." --Library Journal "Good plot material, and the author handles it with skill. And humor. Harper Ellett is also after a poetic affect, and she displays considerable talent." --Booklist "The complicated and flawed Mayhill makes a wonderful protagonist...reminiscent of certain British dark comedies such as Midsomer Murders, only with a strong Texas twang." --Mystery Scene "The dark poetry of East Texas has found a new, lyrical voice in Heather Harper Ellett's debut book, Ain't Nobody Nobody, where the landscape is as feral and potentially deadly as the predators that inhabit it; and where love and loyalty can prove as dangerous as greed and betrayal." ―Kathleen Kent, Edgar-nominated author of The Dime "A gritty, well-written story with so much heart. Ellett is an exciting new voice on the mystery scene, and Ain't Nobody Nobody is a fantastic read for those who like a straightforward mystery with flesh-and-blood characters and a strong sense of place." --Criminal Element

  • 3/27/21: Heather Harper Ellet: Ain’t Nobody Nobody
We're excited to partner with Interabang Books in Dallas and The Twig Book Shop in San Antonio for The Big Texas Read. You can order your book directly from either bookstore and have it delivered to your front door!

Born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Heather Harper Ellett is a graduate of SMU and a therapist in private practice. She lives in Dallas with her husband and son. Her debut novel, AIN'T NOBODY NOBODY, was published by Polis Books in 2019. Follow her at @heatherellett.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this reading series and/or to suggest an author.

Interabang Books is an independent bookstore with a hand-picked selection of books and gifts for adults and kids. Interabang opened in July 2017 at the southeast corner of Preston Road and Royal Lane with 12,000+ titles in popular categories.

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