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March 24 @ 7:00 pm
Secret Identity: A Virtual Evening with Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present…
A Virtual Evening with
In Conversation with Chantel Acevedo
(Flatiron Books, $28.99)
Thursday, March 24, 7 PM ET | Via Zoom
About the Book:
From Anthony Award-winning writer Alex Segura comes Secret Identity, a rollicking literary mystery set in the world of comic books.
It’s 1975 and the comic book industry is struggling, but Carmen Valdez doesn’t care. She’s an assistant at Triumph Comics, which doesn’t have the creative zeal of Marvel nor the buttoned-up efficiency of DC, but it doesn’t matter. Carmen is tantalizingly close to fulfilling her dream of writing a superhero book.
That dream is nearly a reality when one of the Triumph writers enlists her help to create a new character, which they call “The Lethal Lynx,” Triumph’s first female hero. But her colleague is acting strangely and asking to keep her involvement a secret. And then he’s found dead, with all of their scripts turned into the publisher without her name. Carmen is desperate to piece together what happened to him, to hang on to her piece of the Lynx, which turns out to be a runaway hit. But that’s complicated by a surprise visitor from her home in Miami, a tenacious cop who is piecing everything together too quickly for Carmen, and the tangled web of secrets and resentments among the passionate eccentrics who write comics for a living.
Alex Segura uses his expertise as a comics creator as well as his unabashed love of noir fiction to create a truly one-of-a-kind novel–hard-edged and bright-eyed, gritty and dangerous, and utterly absorbing.
About the Author:
ALEX SEGURA is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Mystery series (including the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels Dangerous Ends, Blackout. and Miami Midnight), and the upcoming Secret Identity (Flatiron Books). His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and his border noir short story, “90 Miles” will be included in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE STORIES of 2020. He has also written a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir The Black Ghost, the YA music series The Archies, and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.
About the Moderator:
CHANTEL ACEVEDO: Called “a master storyteller” by Kirkus Reviews, Chantel Acevedo is the author of the novels Love and Ghost Letters, A Falling Star, The Distant Marvels, which was a finalist for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and The Living Infinite, hailed by Booklist as a “vivid and enthralling tale of love and redemption.” Acevedo’s middle grade duology. Muse Squad, (called “Riveting and suspenseful” by School Library Journal) was published by Balzer + Bray. She is Professor of English at the University of Miami, where she directs the MFA program.
- BUNDLED ADMISSION (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Secret Identity (Flatiron, $28.99 + tax and fee). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.
***When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.
- FREE ADMISSION (Free, NO BOOK): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event without a book.
All books will be shipped AFTER the event.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indies across the country for this special conversation with Alex Segura! Tickets are free or bundled with the book (+tax/fee).
Bookhampton (East Hampton, NY)
BookPeople (Austin, TX)
Books & Books @ The Studios (Key West, FL)
The King’s English (Salt Lake City, UT)
RJ Julia (Madison, CT)
University Book Store (Seattle, WA)
Wesleyan RJ (Middletown, CT)