Saturday evening at Taylor Books author Pavanne Pettigrew will be signing copies of her new book, "One More Breath," a fast-paced pirate adventure. But there's more to this book signing than just a nifty book. Attendees will also be given a key--one of a thousand--of which, five can open the lock on a Treasure Chest at the Headline Books booth at the West Virginia Book Festival at the Charleston Civic Center, October 21-22 This is a fun promotion, and a great attention-getter for "One More Breath," the first novel from Headline's new fiction imprint, Publisher's Page.
A native West Virginian, Pettigrew has lived in the Charleston area for the past twenty years, having moved to the capital city to pursue a career as a professional musician and university music instructor. She was also the classical music critic for The Charleston Gazette for a number of years. Since 1990, after receiving her Master of Science degree and making a career shift, she has been an environmental geologist in hydrologic and groundwater protection for mining.
A childhood experience with a band of Gypsies established a lifelong fascination with the Roma that is manifest in nearly every piece of fiction she writes, as is an obsession with pirates and the romance of the tall ships that is almost as long-standing. She is currently working on her next novel.
My own fascination with Pirates has been well-documented in this blog, and I'm looking forward to reading the well-reviewed "One More Breath." Pettigrew will be signing copies of her book at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, at 6:00 PM Saturday August 12. You can also pick up one of the 1,000 Keys To The Treasure Chest at the same time.