Gwendolyn Womack signs in San Diego

Gwendolyn Womack’s debut cross-genre novel, The Memory Painter, was an Indie Next Pick, a Fantastic Firsts Terry Pick, and an RWA PRISM award winner in the Time Travel/Steampunk category and a finalist for Best First Novel. In romantic thriller The Fortune Teller, manuscripts appraiser Semele Cavnow races across Europe as she tries to unravel the mystery of the world’s first tarot cards, and questions of whether an ancient memoir is also a prophecy, and whether or not foreseeing the future is possible. Gwen’s research led her down rabbit holes exploring The Tarot, Science, Antiquities (including books and cards), and historical lives from the ancient Greeks to survivors of World War II.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
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5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
The Fortune Teller Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250099778
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Published: Picador USA - June 6th, 2017

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, specializing in deciphering ancient texts. And when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred. The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele's entire life. But what happened to the cards? As the mystery of her connection to it deepens, Semele can't shake the feeling that she's being followed. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Brossard. Yet Theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there's more to Semele's desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Can Semele even trust him? The auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere--someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Brossard manuscript is tied to her. Semele realizes it's up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.


The Memory Painter: A Novel of Love and Reincarnation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250095770
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Published: Picador USA - July 5th, 2016

ryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist, whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there's a secret to Bryan's success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. Bryan believes these dreams are really recollections possibly even flashback from another life and he has always hoped that his art will lead him to an answer. And when he meets Linz Jacobs, a neurogenticist who recognizes a recurring childhood nightmare in one Bryan's paintings, he is convinced she holds the key.

Their meeting triggers Bryan's most powerful dream yet visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, died in a lab explosion decades ago. As his visions intensify, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried.


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