An Evening with Mike Keren & Amanda Headlee

An Evening with Mike Keren & Amanda Headlee

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A Novel Idea on Passyunk

1726 East Passyunk Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Woodhall Press is thrilled to partner with A Novel Idea to present two of its acclaimed authors: Amanda Headlee and Mike Keren.

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Woodhall Press is thrilled to partner with A Novel Idea to present two of its acclaimed (and sort of local) authors: ascendant horror writer (and Pennsylvania’s own) Amanda Headlee with her debut novel ‘Till We Become Monsters + award-winning memoirist Mike Keren (from nearby neighbor New Jersey) with his debut caregiving memoir Four Funerals, No Marriage. Both books are rich with family dynamics, obligations and heartbreak, as well as their respective unique takes on the terrors that can accompany such dynamics, obligations, and heartbreak.

"With her debut novel, Till We Become Monsters, Amanda Headlee raises the genre to a chilling new level. I recommend reading this one with all the lights on." —Phil Giunta, author of Like Mother, Like Daughters

"Four Funerals, No Marriage isa heartbreaking memoir that is also highly relatable and often darkly funny." – Michael Sadowski, Author of Men I’ve Never Been: A Memoir, one of Book Authority’s 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Books of All Time

With a love of scary stories and folklore, Amanda Headlee spent her entire life crafting of dark fiction. She has a fascination with the emotion of fear and believes it is the first emotion humans feel at the moment they are born. Most of her work focuses on dark fiction associated with folklore and cosmic horror. You can follow Amanda on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at her website:

Trained as a psychologist and psychoanalyst, Mike Keren first learned caregiving while helping to raise his younger brother, but really flourished as he “came out” into the AIDS pandemic. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles for publication. He is supported in his endeavors by his loving husband, Tom, and their two canine children, Carley and Clyde. They divide their time between central New Jersey and the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.

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