Virtual Reading and Happy Hour with John C. McLucas

Spirit's Tether by John C. McLucas

Join Brickhouse Books and author John C. McLucas for a virtual reading and happy hour to celebrate the launch of Spirit’s Tether! Bring your own beverage for a toast; John’s reading will provide the bubbles.

Monday, March 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Eastern

Event to be held via Zoom; RSVP with a valid email address below to receive your link. You will receive a reminder half an hour before show time.

RSVP no later than Saturday, March 13 to ensure that we have your email address ready to send the link.

Sheila Squillante – Fall Virtual Readings for Mostly Human

Sheila SquillanteJoin Sheila Squillante for these virtual readings of Mostly Human this fall! Visit for Zoom links.

Save the Dates!

October 20, 2020 | Noon
The Arts Club of Baltimore

October 21, 2020 | 6:30 pm
Pratt Library Reading

October 22, 2020 | 7:00 pm
U. Pitt Johnstown, Fall Reading Series

October 26, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Chatham University

November 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm
Evil Grin Reading Series

November 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm
White Whale Bookstore

Squillante’s Mostly Human was the 2019-20 winner of the Wicked Woman Poetry Prize. (See here for details on this year’s competition.)

Wasowicz’s SLATERS LANE Pre-Release on Aug 29

Cover for Slaters Lane by John Adam WasowiczJohn Adam Wasowicz adds another case to attorney Mo Katz’s files with Slaters Lane. This latest mystery from the author of Daingerfield Island and Jones Point puts Wasowicz’s Katz in the midst of an investigation that’s been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Katz also deals with the virus as it relates to his biracial identity and his family.

Wasowicz will be signing copies of Slaters Lane at Harambee Books & Artwork in Alexandria, Virginia on August 29th. Wasowicz will maintain appropriate social distance and wear a mask and gloves while signing copies of the book at the store’s entrance from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. A portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated to front-line COVID-19 workers in Alexandria.

In an interview with Alexandria Living Magazine, Wasowicz expressed gratitude toward his hosts: “Harambee Books is rich in Black heritage and I’m privileged that they want to host a pre-release event.”

Read more about Slaters Lane and this event at Alexandria Living Magazine.

Slaters Lane Signing Event with John Adam Wasowicz
Harambee Books & Artwork
August 29th, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Alexandria, VA

Virtual Event with John Adam Wasowicz

John Adam Wasowicz, author of Jones Point, and Derek McGinty, veteran news anchor and voice of the Jones Point audiobook, will appear live for a virtual event hosted by One More Page Books and radio station WPFW. Wasowicz and McGinty will talk about the production of the Jones Point audiobook, while actors from Avant Bard will talk about the role of actors in audiobook creation. Those who purchase the book during the event will receive a free audio book. All proceeds from the event will go toward supporting the radio, theatre, and the bookstore.

Mark your calendars for:
April 1, 7 – 8 pm
Stream at WPFW FM

Read more at One Page Books.

The Winner of the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize

BrickHouse Books is delighted to announce that Sheila Squillante has won the 2020 Wicked Woman Prize for her manuscript, Mostly Human. A book release and two readings are scheduled, one at the Arts Club of Washington and one at the Pratt Library in Baltimore, which will feature contest judge Katherine Young. Congratulations Sheila!

Kathi Wolfe Reading in Silver Spring

Kathi Wolfe will appear at Zed’s in Silver Spring, Maryland this Friday to read selections from Love and Kumquats.

Friday, March 6 at 6pm
8225 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Special thanks to the Washington Blade for their announcement.

Carrie Conners Presenting on Panel on March 13

Carrie Conners, author of Luscious Struggle, will be appearing at the 43rd Annual Appalachian Studies Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Carrie will be presenting on the panel “Appalachian Understories, Diversity and Resilience: Readings from the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Karen Spears Zacharias Volume XI” on March 13th at 3:30pm. To learn more about the conference, visit the Appalachian Studies Association’s website

Hello from Mo and Poe!

John Adam Wasowicz (left) and Shirley Kagan (right).

Jones Point author John Adam Wasowicz (left) and Hampden-Sidney professor Shirley Kagan say hello from the Edgar Allen Poe Birthday Bash at the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. Wasowicz and Kagan were both featured guests of the bash.  Wasowicz hosted a “Mo and Poe” talk, which celebrated both the release of his latest Elmo Katz novel and the fictional detective who launched the American detective fiction genre, Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin. A big thanks to all who came out and joined the fun!

John Adam Wasowicz – February and March Tour Dates

John Adam Wasowicz’s tour for Jones Point continues in the Mid-Atlantic states!  Catch up on attorney Elmo Katz’s latest case by grabbing your signed copy of Jones Point at one of these stops:
February 1  – Scrawl Books in Reston, VA
February 8 – Book People in Richmond, VA
February 22 – Barnes & Noble in Rockville, MD
March 14 – Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia, PA

Wasowicz at the Poe Birthday Bash January 18

John Adam Wasowicz will appear at the Poe Birthday Bash at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia on January 18th. John will be giving a “Mo ‘n’ Poe” book talk on Mo Katz, the featured sleuthing attorney in Jones Point, and Edgar Allen Poe, the grandfather of the American detective story.

Visit the Birthday Bash event page for tickets to the bash and more information on the festivities.