On November 2 and 4, 2016, journalist and author Christopher Leppek signed copies of his latest novel, a Civil War romantic adventure titled Apollonia, at the Tattered Cover (in Denver’s Historic LoDo) and attended a premiere of the motion picture The Charnel House, a thriller inspired by one of his earlier books, Abattoir, co-authored with Emanuel Isler.
On the heels of one of his favorite holidays, author Christopher Leppek will be busy the first week of November.
Following the launch of his latest novel, a Civil War romantic adventure titled Apollonia (Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., at the Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo), The Charnel House—a motion picture inspired by one of his earlier books—will premiere in Cleveland.Read More
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.Read More
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A new approach to publishing ...
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.Read More