Janis Hashe Signs Book At Winder Binder, Barnes And Noble

Monday, January 06, 2014

Janis Hashe will sign copies of her first novel The Ex-Club Tong Pang at two locations in the next few weeks. Along with cover artist Robin P. Seaman, she will sign at Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore on Jan. 18 from 2-4 p.m., and at Barnes & Noble in Hamilton Place on Feb. 1 from 2-4 p.m.  

Review for The Ex-Club Tong Pang:

The Ex-Club Tong Pang, a “comic suspense” story set in 1980s Los Angeles, follows the adventures of retail worker and part-time playwright Hannelore Herald, whose thwarted attempt to check out the Korean nightclub down the street from her apartment leads to a meeting with an attractive but unreliable man who claims to be investigating a baby-buying ring. Hannelore’s efforts to retain her job at a Venice Beach boutique and continue rehearsing her latest play are complicated by her inadvertent involvement with Korean gangsters, a blind former “fixer” and, of course, the mysterious Alec.    

The novel is published by small-press publisher Twilight Times Books, and is now available as an ebook on most major sites. The paperback was officially released Dec. 15.  

This is the first novel for journalist Ms. Hashe, who worked on the initial draft in the well-known writing workshop headed by novelist John Rechy (City of Night, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez).  During the 1980s in L.A., Ms. Hashe worked for Beverly Republic in Beverly Hills, served as artistic director of Theatre of NOTE, and became a staff writer for Sunset Magazine. As a travel writer, she has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Monocle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and many other publications. She is currently contributing editor to The Pulse, the alt-weekly newspaper of Chattanooga, an instructor in “Intro to Theatre” at Chatt State, and the founder of Shakespeare Chattanooga.  



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