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Carolina Author Luncheon at Flatiron

Main Street Books is pleased to announce its inaugural author luncheon! Join writers Kim Wright (author of Last Ride to Graceland), Joy Callaway (author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society), Erika Marks (author of The Last Treasure), and Kim Boykin (author of Echoes of Mercy) for a noontime meal at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse on April 8th. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to remarks and readings from each author, dine with two of the four authors, and have their books signed. Tickets cost $30 and include an entree and beverage of your choice, as well as a $5 coupon that can be applied toward purchase of a book written by one of these talented authors.

Tickets must be purchased by April 5, 2017. 

About the Authors

Kim Wright is the author of four works of fiction, including Love in Midair, The Unexpected Waltz, The Canterbury Sisters, as well as the City of Mystery series. For over 20 years, she wrote about food, wine, and travel for nationally-read publications like Wine Spectator, Travel & Leisure, Self, and Vogue. She has twice received the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing and knows whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable.


Most recently, Kim penned the novel Last Ride to Graceland, in which blues musician Cory Ainsworth road trips from Beaufort, South Carolina to Memphis, Tennessee, retracing the route her mother took during a year of youthful rebellion that may have culminated in Cory's conception. Along the way, Cory peels back the layers of her mother's complicated relationships to family, duty, and independence.

Joy Callaway was raised by parents who insist on the value of intimate storytelling and press the importance of written language, irrevocably molding Joy into a writer of historical fiction. Her first novel, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, is a tale of 19th century bohemia, romance, and betrayal. It charts the path of Virginia Loftin - a middle class, Jane Austen-esque heroine - as she explores her passion for writing within the confines of a society not yet equipped for enterprising females.

Erika Marks has penned four novels, including The Guest House, which was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "a satisfying read that evokes the leisurely warmth of long summer days and true connection." Her most recent work of fiction, The Last Treasure, charts the path of three shipwreck enthusiasts who find themselves entangled in a messy love triangle while searching off the Carolina coast for the remains of an 1813 schooner.

Knowing full well the positive effect that a life rich in experiences has on a writer's repertoire, Erika has worked as a carpenter, an illustrator, an art director for a woodworking magazine, and a cake decorator.


According to the Huffington Post, Kim Boykin writes "the kind of book that makes you want to lock the door, turn off the phone, and read every page straight through to the end." Her latest novel, Echoes of Mercy, features dedicated daughter, mother, and police chief Billie Warren, who must solve a cold murder case mired in sinister cover-ups protecting powerful people.

Kim, born and raised in South Carolina, knows well the Lowcountry where the majority of her books transpire. She wields a strong sense of place, a nuanced understanding of her characters, and a proclivity for imaginative narrative.


About the Meal


Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse was started by four Davidson College graduates with a passion for delicious food, well-crafted beer, food-friendly wine, and ethical sourcing.

Author Luncheon Menu:
You will select one meal and one beverage when you purchase your ticket. You will also have an opportunity to share any dietary needs during the ticket purchasing process. 

Buffalo Chicken Salad: Spinach, red onion, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese dressing.

Kale and Quinoa Salad: Pear, candied walnuts, shaved pecorino, honey vinaigrette.

Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich: Bacon, melted Gouda, mustard, lettuce, tomato, toasted ciabatta. Served with choice of side.

Taphouse Burger: Bacon-onion jam, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun. Served with choice of side.

Cubano: Braised pork shoulder, ham, pickles, swiss, mustard, toasted ciabatta. Served with choice of side.

Fish Tacos: Shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, cilantro, chipotle mayo.

Side options: hand cut fries, sweet potato fries, side salad, sautéed spinach, seasonal vegetables, corn relish, slaw

Mimosa, House Cabernet Sauvignon, or House Chardonnay