SOUTH PASADENA — A local author book-signing will be held Wednesday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Charlie’s Coffee House, 266 Monterey Rd., Suite A, South Pasadena.

Romeo_and_Juliet_vs_Zombies_coverFeatured authors are Koji Steven Sakai (“Romeo and Juliet vs. Zombies”), Dennis Sanchez (“The Big Exoneration”), and Alison Rose (“Tick”).

“Romeo and Juliet vs. Zombies” — When a black plague breaks out in the city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are met with far more trouble than a mere feud, no matter how long-standing and bloody that feud has been. In Sakai’s grim reimagining of Shakespeare’s most famous tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet must form an unlikely alliance if they ever intend to survive being overrun by a horde of ravenous, flesh-seeking undead.

“Tick” — Josephine Bristol has a tick … she has visions of killing people. Los Angeles is under threat of attack from an international cyber terror organization. In an effort to quell the threat, the city is under surveillance from spy drones of the Anti-Cyber Terror Agency that seek out civilians with brain abnormalities and send them to adjusters to remove any criminal tendencies. Having always wanted to be a painter, Jo knows any adjustment to her brain could alter her artistic sense, so she must do everything she can to hide the darkness in her mind.

“The Big Exoneration” — A middle-school boy and his younger sister travel in time between the present and 1939 Los Angeles while investigating a 75-year-old crime that sent an innocent man to the gas chamber. Jake and his sister, Darlene, are new to L.A. They discover a skeleton key that acts as a sort of time machine and introduces them to the ghost of Archer, a 1930s private detective who was framed for a murder he didn’t commit. Wolfe now wants the two kids to find out who framed him and why. There is a ticking clock element as Wolfe needs to have his name cleared before his corpse can be laid to rest.

For more information, visit (323) 474-6753 or visit the Charlie’s Coffee House page on Facebook.

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