Rene Denfeld and Kimberly King Parson, in Conversation
We are thrilled to welcome Portland authors Rene Denfeld and Kimberly King Parsons to discuss their most recent books, The Butterfly Girl and Black Light, respectively. The authors will each read and then discuss writing, individual life experiences and influences, and the publishing process, as well as take questions from the audience.
Rene Denfeld is the author of the acclaimed novels The Enchanted, The Child Finder, and The Butterfly Girl. After captivating readers in The Child Finder, Naomi--the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children—returns in The Butterfly Girl. In addition to being an internationally bestselling author, Denfeld has also worked as a journalist and licensed investigator. She lives in Portland, where she is the happy mom of three kids adopted from foster care.
Kimberly King Parsons is the author of the short story collection Black Light, long-listed for the 2019 National Book Award. In her debut collection of short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of addiction, the myth of marriage, and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhood. She lives with her partner and sons in Portland, where she is completing a novel about Texas, motherhood, and LSD.