Talks & Tours

Book signing with Denise Crittendon, author of Where It Rains in Color.

March 30, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A veteran journalist, Denise Crittendon has been writing for so long she sometimes wonders if she has ink in her blood. Her career includes two major metropolitan daily newspapers and stints as editor-in-chief of two magazines, one national and one based in her hometown, Detroit. She lives in her native city six months out of the year and spends the rest of her time near relatives in Spring Valley, Nevada.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Swazembi is a blazing, color-rich utopia and the vacation center of the galaxy. This idyllic, peace-loving world is home to waterless seas, filled with cascading neon vapors, where tourists and residents alike soar from place to place in a swift wind force called The Sweep. No one is used to serious trouble here, especially Lileala. Lileala is a pampered, young 50-year-old whose radiance has just earned her the revered title of Rare Indigo, the highest and most sacred of honors. But, her perfect lifestyle is shattered when a band of drug addicts from a dying planet come up with a way to infect her with a fatal skin disease. They succeed and the unthinkable happens – Lileala Walata Sundiata loses her ability to shimmer. Where her skin should glisten like diamonds mixed with coal, instead it dulls and forms scar tissue. And she starts to hear voices in her head. Distraught over her condition, she flees to the village where her Rare Indigo predecessor, Ahonotay, is said to be hiding. Ahonotay reveals a destiny to Lileala that awakens a new power inside her and she realizes her whole life - and the galaxy - is about to change…

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