Saturday, May 07, 2016

Upcoming Events

Sibling Rivalry Press Authors in Conversation
Charis Books & More, Atlanta
May 12 at 7:30 p.m. 
Megan Volpert ("1976"), Collin Kelley ("Leaving Paris") and Theresa Davis ("After this We Go Dark" and the forthcoming "Drowned: A Mermaid's Manifesto") discuss their journey with award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press and the creation of their latest books. The authors - who work in essay, poetry and fiction -- will read short excerpts from their work and take questions from the audience about the process of working with a small press, creating work in various genres and more. All authors books will be for sale and availble for signing at the event. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5. 1189 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points.

Mysterious Ways: Collin Kelley & Erica Wright in Conversation
Georgia Center for the Book at the DeKalb Public Library, Decatur
June 2, 7:15 p.m.
Novelists Collin Kelley ("Leaving Paris") and Erica Wright ("The Granite Moth") will discuss and read from their new mystery novels at the Decatur Library. Kelley's latest wraps up his Venus Trilogy as Paris teeters on the brink of chaos that eerily foreshadows the city's recent turmoil, while Wright's disguise-skilled private detective, Kat Stone, is on the trail of a deadly gangster. Eagle Eye Book Shop will provide books for the evening. 135 Sycamore St., Decatur.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

"Leaving Paris" is officially published

Leaving Paris is officially out and Sibling Rivalry Press is offering a sweetheart deal for those who haven't read the whole trilogy – all three books for just $30. You can also by them separately, but that's an incredible bargain for three trade paperbacks. Click this link to order. The offer is only good through April 30.

You can also download the song "Leaving Paris" created by Vanessa Daou and brokenkites at iTunes and other digital retailers. Watch the music video below.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Leaving Paris - the song

I am thrilled to announce that electronic music diva and poet Vanessa Daou has collaborated with brokenkites on a song based on Leaving Paris. The single (from Kid Recordings and Daou Records) will be available for download via iTunes and other outlets on April 15, the same day the novel is officially published. 

Vanessa has been one of my muses and inspirations for 20+ years now, so the fact that I've been able to collaborate with her and brokenkites on a song (and a music video, too) is surreal! 

Here's the blurb for the single:

‘Leaving Paris’ is the haunting collaboration between electronic jazz-pop chanteuse Vanessa Daou and experimental electronic/IDM composer James Willard (aka brokenkites). Inspired by author Collin Kelley’s novel ‘Leaving Paris’ (Part Three of ‘The Venus Trilogy’), the meditative torch-song conveys a sense of longing and romantic nostalgia for the eternal City of Light. Daou’s bare lithe vocals and intimate poetic lyrics hover seductively over brokenkites ambient electronic textures which coalesce into a delicate melodic epiphany that’s both hedonistic and transcendent.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

"Leaving Paris" launches at AWP

Many thanks to Atlanta Review for hosting my meet-and-greet/signing for Leaving Paris on Sunday at the AWP Conference in LA. Sold out of books! Next up is the Rainbow Book Fair on April 8-9 in New York City. If you haven't pre-ordered your copy of the novel from Sibling Rivalry Press, you can do so at this link

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

"Leaving Paris" updates and book tour

The printed galleys of Leaving Paris arrive!
Since I last posted, I proofed the printed galley of Leaving Paris. I'm expecting my author copies in the next week or so. It was so strange to hold the book in my hand and realize that this is the end of a 20-year journey to get these books into the world. I was overwhelmed and a little verklempt. Soon, the final volume in The Venus Trilogy will be with readers.

Leaving Paris will launch at two upcoming events: the Association of Writers and Writing Conferences (AWP) in Los Angeles (March 30 - April 2) and at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York City (April 9) At AWP, books will be available at the Atlanta Review table at the book fair and I will also being giving a reading and signing. Details on that soon. At Rainbow, books will be available at the Sibling Rivalry Press table and I'll be reading from the book during the opening night event on April 8. More details on that soon.

The book will officially launch in Atlanta on April 19 in conjunction with Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Bookshop. I will be in conversation with mystery writer Erica Wright (The Red Chameleon and The Granite Moth) and we will both read short excerpts and talk about the writing of our books. This special event will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., starting at 7:15 p.m. Mark your calendars!

Check out the Events tab at the top of the page for more dates on the Leaving Paris tour and be sure to pre-order your copy of the book today directly from Sibling Rivalry Press and read Books 1 and 2 – Conquering Venus and Remain In Light – so you can get caught up in time for April.

Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional

Welcome to Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional, the website for poet, novelist, playwright and journalist Collin Kelley.