‘Apollonia’ author inspires the film ‘The Charnel House’

Christopher Leppek, author of the Civil War romantic adventure Apollonia (to be published by Palaver in October 2015), is no stranger to either the fantastical or the macabre. Although grounded in history, even to the smallest details, and touching upon American life in 1864 from Michigan to Georgia, Apollonia offers modern readers a few inexplicable twists that both intrigue and pull at the heartstrings.

Leppek, however, is also known to have a dark side.

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Palaver is a new independent publisher dedicated to fearless, innovative, and creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing. We seek to support the values of rigour, quality, and critical analysis in support of the free exchange of ideas. 

Our organization has come into existence in response to a widely perceived sense that academic publishing today has been compromised by the development of global monopolies and the penetration of corporatist and managerialist values into both universities and the industry itself. These tendencies have eroded the independence of much academic publishing and have shifted the focus of editorial decision-making to commercial objectives.

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