IMBRIFEX: Books for the journey

Currently, we are publishing books in four series:

Scenic Side Trips Series:
RoadTrip America’s Scenic Side Trips is a series of road trip guides in North America. Each guide features over two dozen scenic and historic routes that that are easily accessible from Interstate highways. Descriptive narrative, gorgeous photography, and detailed maps reveal up-to-date discoveries, fascinating history, roadside attractions, and unique food and lodging.

Base Camp Hiking Guides Series:
This is a series of hiking guides based in key American cities where hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. The authors of these books are expert hikers who are gifted in sharing tips and suggestions for exploring these hikes.

The Local Angler Series:
The Local Angler is a series of ten guides written by fishing enthusiasts with years of experience fishing in the waters they know best—the ones within easy reach of home. Each guidebook features more than two dozen wades, paddles, or floats described by expert anglers who share secrets and tips about their home regions. With a Local Angler guide, you can discover streams, rivers, lakes, coastal inlets, and even deep sea fishing “holes,” all near major metro areas. This means you can enjoy a relaxing retreat to some of the best fishing spots in America, even if you have only a few hours to spare.

Literary Fiction
We maintain a small, curated list of literary fiction. We are particularly interested in stories with a connection to the desert southwest.


Due to COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions, and in the interests of protecting the health of our communities, all of the events listed on this page are subject to cancellation. We will update this page with the most current information as to cancellations and new events.

On May 1, 2020, Aaron Reed will present a talk Guadalupe Bass Restoration and Legal Access Issues at the Texas Women Fly Fishers meeting at the Big Oak River Camp located four miles south of Camp Wood, Texas. Aaron’s presentation is 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Aaron will also be signing copies of his new book.

On May 2, 2020, Aaron Reed will be doing a book signing at the Living Waters Fly Fishing table at the Flies and Flame Expo in Bee Cave, Texas. The event is 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Flies and Flame Expo is at the Star Hill Ranch located at 15000 Hamilton Pool Road in Bee Cave, TX. Tickets for this event are available here.

A party to celebrate the publication of Aaron’s first book was scheduled and planned to be held at the Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas on May 7th. But we are committed to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus as much as possible and have decided to cancel this party. We will be notifying everyone who has already made a reservation. Signed copies of Aaron’s book will be available at various Austin stores. More information about this to follow.

On May 9, 2020, Aaron Reed will be signing books and presenting: “The Story Behind the Book, and How to Use It” at the Living Waters Fly Shop in Round Rock, Texas from 10 am to 12:00 pm. The address is 103 N Brown Street in Round Rock.

On May 16, 2020, Aaron Reed will be signing books and telling tall tales at the Tailwaters Fly Fishing Shop in Dallas, Texas from Noon to 5 pm. This is a special event with representatives from Patagonia, Sage and Redington. Beer and Crawfish will be served. The event is located at 1933 E Levee St., Dallas, TX 75207

On May 21, 2020, Aaron Reed will be at “meet-n-greet” starting at 5:30 pm at the Bayou City Anglers. Aaron will present “The Story Behind the Book, and How to Use It” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by a book signing. The store is located at 3641 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027.

On Saturday, June 6th, Aaron Reed will be signing books at the Lark & Owl Bookstore from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in downtown Georgetown. The store is located at 205 W. 6th Street Suite 101 in Georgetown, TX 78626. Refreshments will be served.

On June 18, 2020, Aaron Reed will present a talk, “The Lampasas: The Last Unspoiled Central Texas Stream?” at the Austin Fly Fishers meeting at the Northwest Recreation Center. This event is located at 2913 Northland Drive in Austin, TX 78757. Social hour starts at 6 pm. Aaron’s presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

On June 20, 2020, Aaron Reed will be doing a book signing at 5:00 pm at the Book People bookstore in downtown Austin. Book People is located at 603 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78703.

On July 3, 2020, Aaron Reed will be doing a book signing and Q&A at Swan Point Landing located at 1723 Cherry Street, Suite 4, Rockport, Texas. Aaron’s presentation time will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, Brett Riley will launch his debut novel, Comanche: a novel at 6:30 pm in downtown Las Vegas at The Writer’s Block located at 519 S 6th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. There will also be a launch party on Wednesday, September 2nd at the College of Southern Nevada West Charleston campus in the Student Union building starting from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. And a third launch party will be held at the Henderson campus of the College of Southern Nevada on Thursday, September 10th in the Student Union at 6:30 pm. More information about these three launch party events will be posted here soon!

Both Brett Riley and Aaron Reed will be signing their books at the Texas Book Festival Sponsors tent on November 7th and 8th. The festival grounds surround the state capitol in Austin. More information about speaking times and book signing times will be posted here soon. The Texas Book Festival is 10 am to 5pm on Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday.


The Las Vegas Voice

Hosted by Vogue Robinson, The Las Vegas Voice is a sixty-minute showcase featuring poets, comics, singers, storytellers, and authors every third Friday at 5 p.m. at Spread the Word Nevada located at 1065 American Pacific Dr #160, Henderson, NV 89074. (Gibson and America Pacific).

Photos, Bios, Video Clips, from Las Vegas Voice Alumni Artists can be viewed here. Additional photos from the showcase events can also be found on the Las Vegas Voice Facebook page.

Performances are postponed until the COVID-19 situation is resolved

March 20th Artist Lineup: ***This featured showcase is postponed until further notice***
Angela Brommel, Poet
Sara Paye, Poet
Sean L. Taylor, Memoir
Jarret Keene, Short Story
George J. Chanos, Futurist

April 17th Artist Lineup: ***This featured showcase is postponed until further notice***
Brandi Hoffman, Comic
Michael Ursell, Nonfiction
Valerie J. Runyon, Fiction
Heather Lang-Casssera, Poet
P Moss, Storyteller

May 15th Artist Lineup: ***This featured showcase is postponed until further notice***
Megan Edwards, Fiction
Toni K. Pacini, Poet
Scott Dickensheets, Nonfiction
Kim Foster, Short Story
Dayvid Figler, Storyteller

June 19th Artist Lineup:
Wayne Turmel, Business Writer
Lori Jones, Historical Fiction
Eric Miller, Nonfiction
Nathan Say, Poet
Kelly Clinton, Storyteller



H.G. McKinnis launches A JUSTIFIED BITCH (Click image for more photos.)

March 14, 2017 — The first of three Copper Black mysteries, GETTING OFF ON FRANK SINATRA by Megan Edwards. Check out photos of the fun! Other books in this series by Megan Edwards are FULL SERVICE BLONDE and GRAVEYARD BOWLING (to be published in 2022).

Rick Quinn launches ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS (Click image for more photos.)

August 8, 2017 — A JUSTIFIED BITCH by H.G. McKinnis at the Writer’s Block and the Kitchen at the Atomic. Click here for photos!

August 9th, 2017 — BASE CAMP LAS VEGAS by Deborah Wall at the Clark County Library. Click here for photos!

September 13, 2017 — STRINGS: A LOVE STORY by Megan Edwards at the Viewpointe Executive Suites. Click here for photos!

November 7, 2017 — FULL SERVICE BLONDE: A COPPER BLACK MYSTERY by Megan Edwards at The Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas. Click here for photos!

A.D. Hopkins and Brett Riley at the launch party for “The Boys Who Woke Up Early” (Click image for more photos.)

April 3, 2018 — An enthusiastic crowd attended the launch of Rick Quinn‘s ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. It’s the first of a planned 10-book series of RoadTrip America Scenic Side Trips road guides. Free downloadable maps based on the 25 Scenic Side Trips are online here.

March 7, 2019 — More than one hundred people attended A.D. Hopkins launch for his debut novel “The Boys Who Woke Up Early” at the still-under-construction Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas. Delicious hors d’oeuvres hand-crafted by the chefs at Goodwich and an equally memorable “Moonshine Mary Lou” cocktail led to wonderful conversations and a fun party. A.D. is now on a cross-country author tour that will keep him on the road for the next 2-3 months.

Pete KJ reads a passage

April 4, 2019 — More than fifty hiking enthusiasts from all over the Front Range attended the launch of Pete KJ’s “Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado’s Front Range” at the incomparable Boulder Book Store. Award-winning caterer, A SPICE OF LIFE, served delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres and wine to the assembled guests. Here are some photos from this event! If you would like to meet Pete, his event schedule can be found here.