Please join us on July 11, Friday Evening, at 7 PM for a meet and greet with author Robert Vasavary
and Friends, at The Bowers House, in Canon Georgia.
Board members Ellen Bowers Davenport and Charlie Read will be there to show you the facility, discuss upcoming events and to introduce Vasvary’s book, THE BIG HOUSE with a reading and discussion by the author. Several other visiting authors will have their books available to the guests, and Ellen Davenport will give a short presentation for The Bowers House Writers Guild, a local group of aspiring writers and those who want to be, which meets at the facility monthly to create and critique their works in progress. Local writers are encouraged to attend to learn more about the literary activities and retreat opportunities offered by The Bowers House Writers Retreat and Literary Center. Lite refreshments and friendly conversation will be provided afterwards, and for those who arrive early, we’ll be touring Depot Street, the main artery of Canon, Georgia off of highway 17, where the facility is located.
Vasvary’s THE BIG HOUSE, is categorized as young adult/children’s fiction and is illustrated by Charlie Read. The story centers on Andy Miller, a teen who encounters his first ghost and girlfriend while visiting his grandfather’s abandoned homestead, a very large and dilapidated mansion built in the early 1900s. The story takes place in the mid 80s in the town of Wise Virginia, and Vasvary has just returned from a reading and book signing there at the public library, where he has regenerated interest and research regarding the actual BIG HOUSE, that sat on Main Street until it was razed and replaced by a bank in the late 1990s. For more details about the book, or to purchase the online/ebook version, visit ROBERTVASVARY.COM
The Bowers House Board Member, Charlie Read, the illustrator of THE BIG HOUSE BOOK SERIES used his photographs and memories of Canon Georgia and the Bowers House in the illustrations, including storefronts from Canon, the banisters and porches of the house, and his Bower’s ancestors, who are depicted as ghosts in the story. While originally planning to use a traditional illustration technique, once he read the story, he felt the realism of photography was required to augment the seriousness and tone of Vasvary’s book. As it turned out, Read claims he did far more pixel painting and digital overlays per inch than most oil paintings, and the result is somewhat surreal and mesmerizing. Both Vasvary and Read are collaborating on the second in the series, CIRCLES OF HARMONY.
The jacket description for THE BIG HOUSE, BOOK ONE, is as follows:
Everything is pitch black. The tunnel walls feel soft and slimy. A chill runs down his spine, rising panic stuck in his throat. The walls are breathing.
Plunged into a world where the boundaries between fantasy and reality have disappeared, Andy’s thirst for adventure leads him to precious treasure, true love and unspeakable horror. In a bid to escape the terrifying realm of the undead and find the truth, there is only one way out: an epic showdown between good and evil that challenges everything he knows about himself and the world.
For those unable to attend the Friday event, Vasvary will be one of three writers reading and booksigning at AVID BOOK STORE Athens, Georgia, on July 12, Saturday, at 6:30 PM.
Note: Reading by Robert Vasvary, author of The Big House, Illustrated by Charlie Read, Edited by Karen Gelhaar, Legal Counsel: Jonathan Hibbert(literary agent and brokering attorney for Robert Vasvary.