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Emma is incredibly shy. She is so shy, that she often struggles to make friends, as she is too scared to even try!
Suddenly, a big opportunity comes her way, but she needs a team to help her. Emma will have to make friends in order to take on the task.
Will Emma find the courage she needs to overcome her fears?
Lagos, a native of Massachusetts has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. She has written multiple genres’ including the science-fiction fantasy, “Beyond Earth Series”, The Women’s Fiction novels, “Butterflies Wake” and “Butterflies Rising”, as well as several short stories published in the “Giant Tales” Anthologies. This is Lagos’ first children’s middle-grade novel inspired by her daughter. Her goal in life is to create and to inspire the world around her. Lagos currently resides in Massachusetts with her family.
Butterflies Wake- an underground female mafia rights the wrongs of an unjust society.
September 28th through October 4th
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An Underground Female Mafia
Surfaces in Charleston in new novel “Butterflies Wake”
Author Arlene Lagos, to hold book signing and release party
At Triangle Char Bar
August 15, Charleston, SC- The highly anticipated novel, “Butterflies Wake” by Arlene Lagos is coming back to Charleston where it all first began. The short-film-turned-novel is about an underground female Mafia who rights the wrongs of an unjust society.
The story was inspired by friends who appear not only in the short film, but also on the front cover of the book. The cover was photographed by Daniel Island native Jan Marvin at the Francis Marion Hotel downtown. Marvin also designed the cover of the book.
All ten women live in the Charleston, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Daniel Island and Mount Pleasant areas and were in the making of the short film that debuted in 2011 at Film Meets Fashion.
Lagos will be back in Charleston for the release party and book signing which will be held on Friday, August 15th at Triangle Char Bar on 828 Savannah Hwy in West Ashley from 7pm-10pm.
Lagos has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. In addition to writing Butterflies Wake, she’s also written the Beyond Earth Series, as well as twelve short stories that are published in the Giant Tales anthology.
For press inquiries or information about Butterflies Wake you can email Arlene Lagos > email@example.com
Butterflies Wake Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6NulqdZsw
Written by: Arlene Lagos
The highly-anticipated novel, “Butterflies Wake” launches this June, and may very well find its way to the bestseller list before the end of the summer. The novel is about an underground female mafia that rights the wrongs of an unjust society.
Along with the book, I have put together a photo campaign that depicts vigilante women in positions of power, in an effort to go up against the mainstream depictions of women as victims of a domestically violent and rape-excused culture.
The messages the photos send are very clear, “We are not afraid” and “You are not alone”. For a fiction novel it seems to hit home, with many women often asking me, is it real? If so, can I join?
While my usual reply is that it’s just a tongue-in-cheek fiction novel, it does raise the question about whether or not its time for women to become more vigilant in their own protection against a culture that excuses such violence towards them.
Want an exclusive on the Butterfly Project with all the photos? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BUTTERFLY CODE
Protect Thy Neighbor
Remove The Greedy
Relocate The Violent
Reform The Misguided
Expose The Disturbed
Find The Missing
Free The Burdened
Punish The Betrayers
Reveal The Truth
Awaken The Sleeping
COMING JUNE 24th EVERYWHERE
COMING JUNE 2014!
An underground female mafia rights the wrongs of an unjust society in this gripping story of everyday women taking matters into their own hands where the justice system has failed. For many years they have worked quietly and gone unnoticed by the world in which they live, until one of them goes missing. The wrong people start asking questions and before they know it, they are in danger of being exposed. How will they save one of their own without putting their organization in danger? Will they be able to remain a secret?
Written by: Arlene Lagos
Cover Design & Photography by: Jan Marvin http://www.janmarvin.com
Edited by: Elisabeth Kauffman http://www.writingrefinery.com