Karen Dudley and Chadwick Ginther at Pure Speculation

Karen Dudley, author of the new historical fantasy novel, Food for the Gods (Ravenstone Books), and Chadwick Ginther, author of the debut urban fantasy novel, Thunder Road (Ravenstone Books), will be attending Pure Speculation 2012 at the Grant MacEwan Robbins Health Centre in Edmonton, AB, November 16th-18th 2012. Karen and Chadwick will be reading on Saturday, November 17 at 2:30pm. For more information about Pure Speculation, visit this link:  

This event is part of Karen and Chadwick's author tour that includes stops in Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Calgary. Stay tuned for more information at


By turns whimsical, thrilling, hilarious and touching, Karen Dudley’s ingeniously original Food for the Gods and its sequel, Kraken Bake(forthcoming in 2014), reinvent a classical hero, while bringing to life the crowded, throbbing streets of ancient Athens in a way that both honours the Greek myths and reinterprets them for a new generation of readers.

"Karen Dudley takes Greek mythology and gives it a wild spin. This giddy mashup of fantasy, mystery, comedy, cookbook, and self-help column is bawdy, inventive, and just plain fun."—Sharon Shinn, author of the Twelve Houses Series

Karen Dudley worked in field biology, paleo-environmental studies, and production art before turning to mystery and now speculative fiction writing. She has written four environmental mysteries featuring biologist Robyn Devara. Born in France, Karen now lives in Winnipeg.


In a flash, Ted Callan’s world exploded. Now he’s on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he’s destined for more than an ordinary life. When three stout men assault Ted in his hotel room, ordinary starts to look very appealing. The next thing he knows, his body is covered in an elaborate Norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the beguiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. No more tattoos. No more mystic powers. No more smart-ass Gods. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world. This novel is the first in a trilogy, the sequel Tombstone Blues, is set for release in 2013.

"Chadwick Ginther is a major new talent. His stunning debut novel grabs you by the throat and shakes you mercilessly; his prose is vivid and sharp and his are settings gritty and terrifyingly real. This is serious fantasy for grownups." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Triggers

Originally from Morden, Manitoba, and an active member of the Canadian specfic community, Chadwick Ginther’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including On Spec, Quill & Quire, the Winnipeg Review, Prairie Books NOW, and has appeared as guest blogs for Manitoba Scene. He was Aqua Books’ Emerging Writer-in-Residence in 2011. Chadwick lives and writes in Winnipeg. Thunder Road is his first novel.


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