Tuesday, October 15th

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by Melissa Jones

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Posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:15 AM

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS, PETS AND ADULTS

 

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All the costumes featured on today’s show are available at Target.

 

4th ANNUAL CHOCOLATE CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL

 

 

www.DallasChocolate.org

 

 

 

Some of the best names in the chocolate business will be tempting attendees with their delicious chocolates

and stories at DallasChocolate.org’s 4th annual Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival on Oct. 26 & 27,

2013,at the Addison Conference Centre. During the sweetest weekend in Dallas, Dallas’ best chocolatiers will

display and offer their finest delectable morsels while attendees will learn from some of the best names in

chocolate including: James Beard awardwinning author, chef, and culinary historian Maricel Presilla;

Valrhona Chocolate Pastry Chef Derek Poirier; and Dallas’ own Spoon Pastry Chef David Collier.

 

 

 

AUTHOR KATHLEEN KENT

 

www.dallasheritagevillage.org

 

Dallas Heritage Village announces the launch of the Nancy Farina Lecture Series, honoring Farina, a 20-year employee of Dallas Heritage Village.  Farina served as vice president for development and capital giving for much of her tenure, which ended with her death in 2012.  The first lecture, featuring best-selling author and master of historical fiction Kathleen Kent, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Browder Springs Hall, at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas,Texas 75215. Kent, a Dallas resident and best-selling author of The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife, will be discussing the challenges and surprises of turning history into fiction.  Her newest book, The Outcasts (published in September), is set in 1870s Texas.  Books will be available for purchase.

 

Kathleen Kent grew up in Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in history. She moved to New York in 1978, where she worked first in commodities and then for a U.S. company doing defense conversion work in the former Soviet Union.  After moving with her family back to Dallas, Kent resigned as chief operating officer of her company to write The Heretic’s Daughter, the story of her ancestor Martha Carrier’s trial and execution in Salem, Massachusetts, which became a national bestseller.

 

Her second novel, The Traitor’s Wife, also takes place in Puritan New England. The New York Times Book Review called The Heretic’s Daughter “a powerful coming-of-age tale in which tragedy is trumped by an unsinkable faith in human nature,” and People, in their review of The Traitor’s Wife, said, “Mixing history, love story and suspense, Kent seamlessly blends true events with fiction to bring a fraught, endlessly fascinating period of American history to life.”

 

In her third novel, The Outcasts, [Little, Brown and Company; September 24, 2013] Kent leaves New England behind and transports us to the post-Civil War Wild West of her native Texas.  As she did in her first two novels, Kent has drawn on history to tell a captivating tale of a woman fighting to make a life for herself against seemingly insurmountable odds and an honorable man struggling to do the right thing, no matter what. As guns are drawn and debts are settled, some—both good and evil—will die in pursuit of their dreams, and their vengeance.  Kent is the recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

 

The Nancy Farina Lecture Series event will be Kent’s first lecture in Dallas after the publication of the book.   Admission to the lecture is free for those who RSVP by October 10.  Those without reservations will pay $10 at the door.  The Patron Level ($50 for individuals and $75 for couples) includes a signed copy of her new book, The Outcasts, and a wine and cheese reception in the saloon from 6 – 7 p.m.

 

“We hope to host a lecture annually and are thrilled to have Kathleen Kent kick off the series,” added Prycer.  “We look forward to hearing more about her works including her newest novel.”

 

For more information, visit www.dallasheritagevillage.org  or call 214-413-3674.

 

 

 

ED KELLUM & SON

 

www.edkellum.com

 

4415 N. Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75205

214.526.1717

www.edkellum.com

 

Also Ed Kellum appliances are now featured in the North Dallas Starpower Showroom at 15340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75248

 

KEY-WHITMAN EYE CENTER

 

www.keywhitman.com

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