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Sierra Kay among Authors at 5th Great Midwest Book Fest in Milwaukee

Author of “Unhinged” to release second novel “From Behind the Curtain” August 2013

CHICAGO, IL – May 31, 2013 – Author Sierra Kay [], a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam winner, joins New York Times Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey and others at the 5th Great Midwest Book Fest, presented by Urban Reviews, Saturday, June 1st, 2013 from 1pm - 4pm at Celebrations (formerly Terri Lynn's), 4740 West Bradley Rd., Milwaukee, WI.

Kay will join ten authors at the Great Midwest Book Fest, in addition to Dickey. Featured authors also include Terra Little, Monique D. Mensah, Shiana Wilson, Jodine Basterash, Darryl Harvey, Barron Smith, Bernard C. Turner, and J. Anthony Graves.

Kay, published her first novel “Unhinged” in 2011, her latest novel “From Behind the Curtain” (ISBN: 978-0-9848477-2-3), will be published August 12, 2013 (paperback) and the eBook version July 12, 2013. Kay commented about her new book stating, “From Behind the Curtain was a thrill to write. There were times when I walked away and let the plot run a few laps in on my mental treadmill, and ended up in a great place. At least, I hope it's a great place. From a writing process standpoint, it was phenomenal. I hope the readers enjoy it.”

From Behind The Curtain is a clever suspense fiction, in which the reader will encounter the story of Dee, who spent most of her life on welfare, watching her often-absent father struggle with addiction and, lately, watching her mother’s battle with cancer. Dee had paid her dues, and when her Auntie M brought her to live in Atlanta, things were supposed to get better. In Atlanta, Dee had new clothes, a full fridge, and her own bedroom. However, she soon realizes that life is not a bed of roses.

Kay’s love of the written word was predestined as a child. Her mother, concerned with the state of the public education system in Chicago, encouraged her to read anything that she could get her hands on, including the spelling bee word list that appeared in the Chicago Tribune each year. Kay was weaned on books like, Anne of the Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery and A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. However, her favorite book growing up was, Aesop's Fables.

In 2011, Sierra Kay won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam (, in New York. Kay will also be appearing at the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest, at the Chicago Writers Tent on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10am until 12pm. For review copies of From Behind The Curtain, or for an interview with the author, contact publicist A.C. McLean via TEL: 312.373.1778.

About Sierra Kay:
Sierra Kay [], is an author and entrepreneur, and holds a M.A. in Writing from DePaul University in Chicago. Over the last ten years, she has been focused on writing and digital marketing for energy and financial companies in the Chicago area. Kay’s other creative writings include short stories and poems.

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