L.S. Stratton and Leslye Penelope for DO WHAT GODMOTHER SAYS **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is very excited to welcome L.S. Stratton and Leslye Penelope to celebrate Do What Godmother Says! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). **This event is free to attend, but registration is required** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or in-person during the event! Please email  with any questions.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A modern-day writer and a Harlem Renaissance artist are connected by a painting with a deadly secret in this gripping dual-timeline gothic thriller. 

Shanice Pierce knows better than to heed bad omens. But it's hard to ignore the signs when she finds herself newly single and out of a job on the same seemingly cursed day. 

Then, while cleaning out her grandmother's house, Shanice comes across a painting. Drawn to the haunting portrait in a way she can't explain, Shanice accepts her grandmother's offer to keep the family heirloom. 

She soon uncovers the story of the artist, a Harlem Renaissance painter named Estelle Johnson. The young woman was taken under wing by the wealthy art patron Maude Bachmann--or "Godmother" as she insisted her artists called her--and vanished shortly after Bachmann's brutal murder. 

As Shanice digs deeper, the paranoia that's haunted her for years returns. She becomes convinced she's being stalked, and that the deaths happening around her are connected to the staggering offer she turned down for the painting. 

But the truth hiding in plain sight is even more shocking--and deadly--than Shanice could possibly have imagined . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

L.S. Stratton is an NAACP Image Award-nominated author and former crime newspaper reporter who has written more than a dozen books under different pen names in just about every genre from thrillers to romance to historical fiction. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband, their daughter, and their tuxedo cat.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER: 

Leslye Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of fantasy and paranormal romance. Equally left and right-brained, she studied filmmaking and computer science in college and sometimes dreams in HTML. She hosts the My Imaginary Friends podcast, co-hosts the Ink & Magic podcast, and lives in Maryland with her feline dependents. Visit her online at https://www.lpenelope.com/.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Do What Godmother Says By L. S. Stratton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454947486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Union Square & Co. - June 11th, 2024

Not So Perfect Strangers By L. S. Stratton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781454947431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Union Square & Co. - March 28th, 2023

Daughter of the Merciful Deep By Leslye Penelope Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316378222
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Redhook - June 4th, 2024

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The Monsters We Defy By Leslye Penelope Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316377911
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Redhook - August 9th, 2022

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