VIRTUAL EVENT: Zoom Forward! Featuring Justin DiPego & Brian Fence
Founded by Jory Post, Zoom Forward! is an ongoing reading series to showcase writers, keep our cultural spirits high, and support Bookshop Santa Cruz. Presented by phren-Z, Catamaran, and Bookshop Santa Cruz.
Live on Zoom (link and instructions provided upon signup). Register here.
Wrong Side Of A Working Man is a ground-breaking modern-day adult illustrated fantasy novel set in the contemporary world in which Alex Cides wakes to find his wife has disappeared, his daughters fear him, and a mysterious curse has thrown him out of balance with the universe. Set in the underbelly of Los Angeles, Alex discovers that ten challenging tasks stand between him and a new start, or total destruction. This modern-day mythic tale was written by author, filmmaker, and artist, Justin DiPego.
“Librarian” is Brian Fence’s acclaimed debut novel in a trilogy fantasy series that has been compared to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Neil Gaiman. The strong female protagonist, a librarian, is swept into a story rich with magic, politics, and adventure themes.
An Oxford University science graduate and unapologetic My Little Pony collector, Brian is a self-declared ‘Third Culture Kid,” Brian has lived in the United States, Japan, and The United Kingdom