The curtain's rustling on the stage in Bravado's House of Blues. Behind it, fourteen tales from award-winning author John J.A. Pitts wait for their time to shine beneath the lights. And this show is going to amaze and delight as this eclectic author moves through the genres with style, wit and grace. Here, you'll find Roman legions battling druids, G.I.s facing down zombies in Vietnam, buskers in love finding magic in their music and blacksmiths discovering destiny in re-forged blades of old. And mixed in, you'll find zeppelins doing survey work on colony worlds, Fortean love, post-apocalyptic fairy tales along with the robots, AI and true love that lurk deep in our future. And as a fitting encore, fans of Pitts' Sarah Beauhall books will be pleased to find three stories connected to his award-winning urban fantasy series-two of them published here for the first time. It promises to be quite a show tonight-with this master storyteller's instruments tuned to the intricate notes of the human heart and soul. The lights are going down. The curtain's going up. Grab your drink and fi nd your seat. It's showtime at Bravado's House of Blues!
From the author's official website:
"I learned to love science fiction at the knee of my grandmother, listening to her read authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard during my childhood in rural Kentucky. My life has always been heavily influenced by strong women. My mother first among them: raising three boys after the death of my father, with grace and wit. There were always women coming and going in our house, friends, family, folks who needed a hand, and folks who had one to lend. All of my life has been steeped in the stories of average people doing extraordinary things — and most of them were women. That is why I was drawn to the character Sarah in ... (more)