New Canaan Native Speaks About Her Debut Novel At Library

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Author Elise Walters, who grew up in town, will speak at the New Canaan Library about her debut novel featuring vampires, mythology and ancient cultures. 

Elise Walters will speak about her novel "The Tentyrian Legacy" at the New Canaan Library.
Elise Walters will speak about her novel "The Tentyrian Legacy" at the New Canaan Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

Walters will speak about "The Tentyrian Legacy" as part of the Authors on Stage program. The talk is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Adrian Lamb Room of the New Canaan Library. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books.

"The Tentyrian Legacy" begins in the sands of Egypt; it is 53 B.C; the setting is the ancient city of Tentyris, ruled by the Council of the Zodiac who govern a peaceful secretive society. Fast forward to the present, and all that remains is a vague history of the time, tainted by folklore of vampires and astrology.

But a young woman is about to discover the truths of that folklore. Ariana Parker always knew she was different -- possessing telepathic powers that landed her briefly in a mental institution. Now a chance job interview leads her to her discovery that she descends from the ancient Egyptian vampire race that has been all but forgotten. Ariana’s love affair with 2,225 year old vampire Maximos and his quest to enlist her help in saving the world from a catastrophic event creates compelling reading on other-worldly themes.

Walters is a marketing executive in the advertising and marketing industry. Her passion for literature began in her teens, with a special interest at that time in romance novels. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Walters specialized in Victorian literature and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English. She grew up in New Canaan and now lives in Pound Ridge with her husband and child. "The Tentyrian Legacy" is her first novel.

Participants are asked to register online.

The New Canaan Library is at 151 Main St. Check the website or call 203-594-5000 for more information. 

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