Author Event: West of Hell by Whiskey Emerson
Join us at City Lit Books for a reading of West of Hell by Whiskey Emerson.
One hundred and fifty years ago, New York City was not the city it is today. It was a hellish metropolis, a machine fueled and controlled by political corruption, murder, violence, and extortion. A place where no life was sacred, a place not for the faint of heart. West of Hell begins with Thomas, a seventeen-year-old blacksmith living in New York City, grappling with the sudden disappearance of his mother, Mary. His own distant guardian is an intriguing brothel owner known as the Madame who, along with her right-hand man Louis, provides Thomas with counsel and guidance. While straining to track his mother down, Thomas uncovers a series of letters from his long-lost father, Edward, and when they meet, Thomas chooses to return to England with him to pursue a new life. Upon Thomas' return to New York eight years later, Edward attempts to seek out the cold trail of Mary's presumed death, which has unforeseen and terrible consequences for everyone involved.
Years ago, Whiskey sat drinking a glass of scotch on her back porch when the idea for her first novel, West of Hell, sparked. As things sometimes go with personal projects, it started very small and developed to such a degree, Whiskey found that she had dreamed up an incredible story that needed to be told. And thus, the trilogy of West of Hell was born.
When not writing or researching her next work, she is typically out hiking with her basset hound, Jolene, or in the yoga studio. She is also a world traveler, motorcycle enthusiast, skier, equestrian, and pianist. These are often the inspiration behind her blog posts, which follow both her travels and her hobbies. Whiskey currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband.
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