Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January New Releases

 The Whip
by Karen Kondazian

The Whip is inspired by the true story of Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west.

As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer.

Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.

Charley was the first woman to vote in America in 1868 (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.

The Whip is published by Jon Hansen of Hansen Publishing

You can visit Karen at the following sites: 


Author: Karen Kondazian




The Whip can be purchased on the following sites: 

Amazon (Paperback and Kindle)

Amazon Kindle:

Barnes and Noble


Itunes Ibook

Karen will be touring and signing books at the following locations and dates:

A Literary Soirée hosted by Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Headquarters Penthouse Boardroom

420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94104
February 8, 2012, Wednesday..Reception 5:00 p.m.
Karen Kondazian in conversation with Peter Robinson, book reviewer for NPR...

regarding her debut novel The Whip (inspired by the true story of Charley Parkhurst, Wells Fargo Stagecoach driver extraordinaire.)
**By invitation only--415.381.6671
wine, hors d'oeuvres 
smart casual or business attire 

Sat, February 11th, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood CA 90069
4:00 - 5:30 pm.

*Book signing, cowboy food and drink, banjo player at Book Soup

Mon, February 23rd, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
Book Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, California, 94123
7:00 pm.

*A talk and book signing at Book Inc.

Wed, February 25th, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
Copperfield's Books
140 Kentucky Street Petaluma, California 94952
1:00pm - 2:30 pm.

*A talk and book signing at Copperfield's Books

Wed, February 25th, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, California, 94925
7:00 pm.

A talk and book signing at Book Passage

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