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The Maenad’s God-Author Talk with Karen Michalson

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The Maenad’s God-Author Talk with Karen Michalson

November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Boston 1992. Alienated FBI agent Pete Morrow discovers a murder and becomes obsessed with Jade McClellan, a mysterious mafia-backed rock musician. Tough-guy Morrow has never been in love before—but Jade is almost magical, creating a private imaginary world from his songs and stories that rapidly become the only thing Morrow values in his otherwise empty life.  Unfortunately, Morrow is investigating the mafia family that is investing in Jade’s musical career. Being open about their relationship could get both of them killed. Chosen by Independent Book Review as one of the best books of 2022.  Recipient of The Historical Fiction Company’s Highly Recommended Award of Excellence.

Alienation. Myth. Music. Law. Madness. Death. Divinity.

After all, the universe must balance, no matter who gets destroyed in the process.

“An engaging, snaking, and spirit-tinged murder tale about obsession and control.”  – Kirkus Reviews

Karen Michalson has assumed many identities – criminal defense attorney, scholar and teacher of nineteenth-century British literature, and rock musician. All her experiences find a home in her writings as an award-winning, critically acclaimed author. She has written four novels, including The Maenad’s God, which was selected by Independent Book Review as one of the best novels of 2022 and by IndieReader as one of the Best Reviewed Books of March 2023. It also received a 5-Star Highly Recommended Award of Excellence from The Historical Fiction Company, and a Literary Titan Gold Book Award (2022).

Her books have been favorably reviewed by Clarion Foreword, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Independent Book Review, Literary Titan, Blue Ink Review, and numerous others. Michalson practiced criminal law for a decade. She left the law profession a little over four years ago to return to her novel-writing career full time.

She lives in New England. Official website:


November 18, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Deb Horan
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