"The Antiquity Affair" Book Launch

Antiquity Affair," a fast-paced adventure with an ancient puzzle, a legendary artifact, and a famous archeologist's estranged daughters. They'll be joined by special guests Jenni Walsh and Victoria Schade for a free-ranging panel discussion on women's adventure stories.


This event is at 1 pm in our new lower level event space. Registrations are requested via Eventbrite. Walk-ins are welcome as long as seats are available.


Lee Kelly is author of City of Savages, A Criminal Magic, and All Will Be Revealed (co-written with Jennifer Thorne). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Gingerbread House, Orca, and Tor.com, among other publications, and she is an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. An entertainment lawyer by trade, Lee has practiced law in Los Angeles and New York. She currently lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey, where you'll find them engaged in one adventure or another.

Jennifer Thorne lives in a cottage in rural England with her husband and two sons. She is the author of folk horror novel Lute, the forthcoming Diavola, picture book Construction Zoo, and, as Jenn Marie Thorne, YA novels The Wrong Side of Right, The Inside of Out, and Night Music. The Antiquity Affair, co-authored with Lee Kelly, is her first work of historical fiction.



Jenni Walsh worked for a decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copywriter before becoming an author. Jenni is the author of historical novels Becoming Bonnie, Side by Side, A Betting Woman, and The Call of the Wrens. She also writes books for children, including the nonfiction She Dared series and historical novels Hettie and the London Blitz, I Am Defiance, By the Light of Fireflies, and Over and Out. She is a proud graduate of Villanova University, and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, daughter, son, and various pets.



Victoria Schade has been a writer and dog trainer for over twenty years. During that time her dog duties have included working behind the scenes on Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl as the lead animal wrangler and appearing on two seasons of the Animal Planet show Faithful Friends. Her next novel, Unleashed, Holiday, publishes on 9/26/23. Victoria shares her 1850’s always-in- need-of-renovations home with Millie the Smooth Brussels Griffon (who wants you to know that she's not a skinny pug), Olive the mixed breed dog, the occasional foster pup, and her incredibly tolerant husband, Tom.



Event date: 

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

Main Point Books


The Antiquity Affair By Lee Kelly, Jennifer Thorne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400240630
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Muse - June 6th, 2023

The Call of the Wrens By Jenni L. Walsh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400233885
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Published: Harper Muse - November 15th, 2022

Lute By Jennifer Thorne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250826084
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 4th, 2022

Dog Friendly By Victoria Schade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593437391
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Published: Berkley - June 28th, 2022