Gompers Elementary-Middle School will be hosting a book launch and signing for the book release of IA: Invincible Assassin and IA: The Origin Novels by John Darryl Winston on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
John will be reading selected passages as well as hosting a Q&A session. A meet and greet and signing will follow. Refreshments and musical entertainment will also be provided.
Gompers Elementary-Middle School is located at 14450 Burt Rd, Detroit, MI 48223. The event will be held in Multi-Purpose Room (B 122).
About the IA Series: Thirteen-year-old Naz Andersen, an orphan with latent supernatural abilities, will do anything to protect his younger sister against the mean streets of the Exclave.
IA: Invincible Assassin: The world of the Exclave is an urban ghetto filled with peer pressure, street gangs, and bullying. Naz Andersen is a young boy growing up in an underprivileged neighborhood, struggling to find his place in the world without losing himself. And when tragedy strikes, Harvis “Wordsmith” Young knows there will be a reckoning, especially since his best friend Naz possesses the supernatural powers of a god. The value and bonds of friendship are about to be tested.
Fresh and current, John Darryl Winston’s young adult coming-of-age series is filled with characters that are destined to become modern-day heroes and reinforces the values of inner strength, confidence, and individual talents.
Advance Praise for IA: Invincible Assassin
“a story with brains and heart, and a whole lot of love.” —Readers’ Favorite
Praise for the IA Series:
“This book should be required reading in every school system as a model of how to find your talent, a belief in oneself without falling victim to the downward, dismal spiral that can come from growing up in a dysfunctional atmosphere.” —Paul Atreides, Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Continuing the saga of our young hero, Winston reinforces that we may stumble, fall, even backslide, but if we’re patient, if we dig deep enough, our abilities are there. IA: B.O.S.S. is a glorious ride of striving for strength, confidence, and retaining the humanity within.” —Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Much like his protagonist, Naz, John Winston, once again, casts his magical spell on readers, continuing to take us to where many writers dare not go.” —Jeff Talarigo, author of In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees
Books in the series include IA: Initiate (978-1-946006-36-3, 216 pp, $12.95), IA: B.O.S.S. (978-1-946848-64-2, 256 pp, $15.95), IA: Union (978-1-946848-93-2, 348 pp, $15.95), IA: Invincible Assassin (978-1-947727-70-0, 136 pages, $11.95), and IA: The Origin Novels (978-1-947727-95-3, $19.95).
About John Darryl Winston—A native Detroiter and public school educator, Winston is a graduate of The Recording Institute of Detroit, Wayne State University, The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, and received his MA and MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. He has written songs with and for Grammy winner David Foster and record mogul Clive Davis. Winston currently lives with his family in Michigan and intends to acquire an African Grey parrot one day when he conquers his irrational fear of birds.
About BHC Press—BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of general fiction and nonfiction hardcover, softcover, and ebooks for both YA and adults. To learn more about John Darryl Winston and BHC Press, visit the publisher’s website.