The debut event for my first detective novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER, will be held at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology on October 20th. The event will begin at 1:00 PM in the conference room in Kroeber Hall (more details below) and will feature a bit of acoustic music performed by myself and my husband Jeff, a reading from the book, Q&A session and, of course, a signing.
There will also be special treats and tchotchkes for anyone who buys a book!
The plot of this first Gina Miyoko novel follows my small but mighty detective into the wilds of Chiapas where she encounters the relics of a long-dead Mayan king, Shield Jaguar II. In an amazing case of synchronous serendipity, the exhibit the Hearst is hosting during my book release event is entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look Back.
The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces?
In THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER, you'll witness different characters respond to the crafted human faces the encounter with awe, amazement, fascination, jealousy and greed.