Start: 1:00 pm
Debut author Kelley Grealis will be at The Learned Owl with her novel The Descendant. Dubbed "a vampire tale of biblical proportions," The Descendant reveals the biblical origin of vampires through the experiences of a modern-day woman who discovers that she is a descendant of the first vampire. Allison Carmichael wakes from a car accident with no memory of the past three years. She doesn't recall her husband's death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn't remember her new boyfriend Vincent Drake, a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. The only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments - insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature - which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening. Kelley Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion, combined with thirteen years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write The Descendant. She lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband.