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. (Road Trip Books)

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. (Base Camp Hiking Guides, new site launching in October)

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. (The Local Angler Guides)

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


UPCOMING APPEARANCES BY IMBRIFEX BOOKS AUTHORS

Due to COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions, and in the interests of protecting the health of our communities, all of our author events will be produced virtually until summer 2021. We will update this page with the most current information as to new events.

* Signed copies of COMANCHE: A Novel, Brett Riley’s debut novel, are available at The Writer’s Block in downtown Las Vegas!

* Signed copies of Aaron’s book, Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas, are available for purchase at Living Waters Fly Fishing in Round Rock and online! * Signed copies are also available at ReelFly in Canyonlake! * And there are a few signed copies at Mesquite Creek Outfitters in downtown Georgetown.


IMBRIFEX BOOKS LAUNCH CELEBRATIONS!

Aaron Reed at MCO
Aaron Reed holding his book at a book signing at Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas,
(click the photo to order your signed copy)

October 15, 2020 –Aaron Reed, author of the award-winning The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas at a book signing at the Mesquite Creek Outfitters in Georgetown, Texas. This was our first in-person author event since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Craft beer, conversation, book sales, and fellowship were highlights at this event hosted by Cody Hirt at the Mesquite Creek Outfitters store. More information about this book and Aaron’s insider tips about fly fishing in Central Texas can be found here.
Brett Riley
Brett Riley signing books at the Writers’ Block in Las Vegas,
(click the photo to order your copy!)

September 1, 2020 — The first virtual book launch featured Brett Riley and more than 30 on-air special guests, colleagues, friends and family as he launched his COMANCHE: A Novel to a world-wide audience. Guests from more than thirty states and three countries tuned into the “Brett Riley in Conversation with Harry Fagel” show broadcasting from several locations around the country. Sporting a face mask, Brett signed copies of his book that were pre-ordered through the Writer’s Block Bookstore in downtown Las Vegas. Many of the behind-the-scenes people, including publicists, printers, editors, narrators and cover designers participated in the show. There were five world premieres: two new songs, a new poem, a new cocktail and Brett’s debut novel. Click here to see the recorded show and learn more about the entertainment. About 500 enthusiastic viewers joined Brett online to celebrate the release of his debut novel.
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!
A.D. Hopkins and Brett Riley at the launch party for “The Boys Who Woke Up Early” (Click image for more photos.)

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.
ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS Launch Party
Rick Quinn launches ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO: 25 SCENIC SIDE TRIPS (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.


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!


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

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

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

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 2024).




Performances are furloughed until the COVID-19 situation is resolved

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.

It seems unlikely that we’ll be able to start up the Las Vegas Voice again until there is a vaccine or better treatment options. Social distancing requirements would make doing events in-person very challenging. It is entirely possible that the Las Vegas Voice will move into a virtual delivery mode at some point. News about this will be posted here!