Come join us for an epic book release party for Kate Chaplin’s first novel: Shoki’s Bag. Paperback copies will be for sale for $15. A percent of proceeds go to Nickel Plate Arts to help all the fantastic ways they celebrate art in Hamilton County. NPA will also have other books for sale by Hamilton County authors.
Gavin Rulon will do a free strongman show. Watch him do many of the stunts that are in the book. Family awesome time! You won’t believe what this man can bend!
Kate will do some readings from the book, sign copies, and give away free hugs – and more cool stuff – but the hugs are pretty cool.
Planet Victoria is divided into two realms – the human realm and the spirit realm. Even though their relationship is symbiotic, there is a great divide geographically and spiritually between the humans and the spirits of nature. Rejected from society because of his facial disfigurement, Shoki leaves his job as a circus strongman and becomes a Traveler. He carries with him a carpetbag that is filled with black ooze manifested from his shame, regret and failures. He’s determined to rid himself of his baggage but lacks the strength. When Nix, princess of Water Spirits, searches for her kidnapped sister she meets Shoki. Because Nix is wounded and has lost her powers, Shoki reluctantly agrees to help her and return her sister to the water realm. Their journey will not be easy as a war is brewing between the humans and the spirits over a valuable commodity – steam power.