By Nicole Collins, Staff Writer
Local authors Shane Johnson and Kim Ventura will host a book signing of their new book at The Wine Gallery in Woodruff on Tuesday, July 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.
The event is the launch of Kristen’s Journey, the second book in the authors’ The Red Door trilogy. The first book, The Red Door, in the series was released in December 2019.
The first book is available in a hard back, paperback and ebook from Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The second book will eventually be available online but can be purchased at the book signing, $25 for a hardcover and $15 for paperback.
The trilogy is the first collaboration between Johnson and Venture. “It was accidental. We’d write for the fun of it,” said Johnson. “But then we decided to get more serious and publish the book.”
The duo is currently writing the third book in the trilogy to wrap up the story and anticipate the release of the final book by the end of the year.
Johnson is the owner of The Wine Gallery and Ventura is the bartender.
The Wine Gallery is located at 220 S. Main St. in Downtown Woodruff.
Kirsten’s Journey spins off midway through the first book and runs concurrent with, and then beyond the conclusion of The Red Door. After being abducted, Kirsten is struggling to adjust to her new life. Sid, the mysterious and handsome PI, takes Sera to Dallas where their relationship blossoms. Sera’s thirst for revenge yields unintended consequences. Sid is good at his job, but is he good enough to keep his job, save his girlfriend, stay out of jail, and stay alive, all at the same time?