Rene Denfeld and Kimberly King Parsons

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.

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Black Light: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019

The Butterfly Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062698162
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Harper - October 1st, 2019

The Child Finder: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062659064
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Harper Perennial - August 7th, 2018

The Enchanted: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062285515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now as of 24 Hours Ago
Published: Harper Perennial - February 24th, 2015