Creative Fiction Author Meet & Greet

River Bend is pleased to welcome authors Joseph Carrabis, Phoebe Darqueling, and Geoff and Michelle Genge to the shop for a meet & greet event.  These authors work across Steampunk, Scifi, Fantasy and Horror genres.  If you already love genre fiction, or want to explore, this is a perfect event for you!  Stop by for a chat, and have books signed by our visiting authors.  

Joseph Carrabis  Meet the Author of The Augmented Man at River Bend Bookshop

Joseph Carrabis’s short fiction has been nominated for both Nebula (Cymodoce, May ‘95 Tomorrow Magazine) and Pushcart (The Weight, Nov ‘95 The Granite Review) and has recently appeared in Across the Margin, The New Accelerator, parAbnormal, serialized in The Piker Press, and HDP. His first indie novel, The Augmented Man, is getting outstanding reviews. His two self-pubbed books, Empty Sky and Tales Told ‘Round Celestial Campfires, are getting 5 star reviews (and he has more books in the works). Joseph holds patents covering mathematics, anthropology, neuroscience, and linguistics. When not writing, he spends time loving his wife, playing with his dog and cat, flying kites bigger than most cars, cooking for friends and family, playing and listening to music, and studying anything and everything he believes will help his writing.


Phoebe Darqueling  Meet Author Phoebe Darqueling at River Bend Bookshop

Phoebe Darqueling is the pen name of a globe trotting vagabond who currently hangs her hat in Freiburg, Germany. In her “real life” she writes curriculum for a creativity competition for kids in MN and edits academic texts for non-native English speakers. Though her first love is Steampunk, she dabbles in a variety of speculative fiction genres. Folks can get a free copy of her reference book, The Steampunk Handbook, by signing up for her newsletter. Her novels include Riftmaker: A Steampunk Portal Fantasy and the Mistress of None series. You can find her short stories in the Chasing Magic, The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales, Harvey Duckman Presents Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 anthologies right now, with upcoming stories in Taught by Time and Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages coming soon. She's an equal opportunity Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Firefly fan, but her favorite pastime is riffing on terrible old movies like they do on Mystery Science Theater 3000. 


Geoff and Michelle Genge at River Bend Bookshop  

Geoff and Michelle Genge are a dynamic writing duo who live and raise their two amazing children deep in the woods of beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada. Each brings unique talents and skill sets combined with a shared love of literature and great story-telling. They met in school and fell in love while travelling the wonders of the ancient world.

Michelle has been writing in her work-world for over twenty years and is excited to enter the creative fiction realm. Geoff brings his passions for comic adventure, classic sci-fi, and the weird realm of the paranormal fringe. Together they are embarking to create their own great escapist stories and share them with the world.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Event address: 
2217 Main St.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
The Augmented Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684333172
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Published: Black Rose Writing - July 25th, 2019

Tales Told 'Round Celestial Campfires Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984140336
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Published: Northern Lights Publishing - August 18th, 2015

No Rest for the Wicked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684332458
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Published: Black Rose Writing - March 28th, 2019

Riftmaker Cover Image
By Phoebe Darqueling, Diana Sharples (Cover Design by)
ISBN: 9781946382535
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Published: Ows Ink - February 14th, 2019

The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692125335
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Published: Crysta K. Coburn - June 1st, 2018

Terra Obscura: A Knock in the Dark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781999395704
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Published: Five Crow Road - March 3rd, 2019

Terra Obscura: Falling Against Gravity: Casebook Two Cover Image
ISBN: 9781999395742
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Published: Five Crow Road Publishing Company - October 14th, 2019

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