An Underground Female Mafia Surfaces In Charleston, SC

Coming June 2014!

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 > butterflieswake@gmail.com

Butterflies Wake Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6NulqdZsw

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Butterfly Project: Part II

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Violence against women has been portrayed (or rather shoved down our throats) for way to long now; whether it be through advertising, television, movies or print. This slide show is a pathetic and disgusting abuse of the way in which women are perceived. I can’t stop photos like this or images on the television or movie screen from appearing. So what should I do? How about I make my own.

In the next few weeks, I am working on a project with several wonderful women (and men) throughout the East Coast to counter this problem with our own photos. Our goal is to start showing more photos of women protecting themselves, their children and each other. I encourage you to send me your photos at butterflieswake@gmail.com