Ann Royal Nicholas will read from her novel The Muffia.
Madelyn Scott-Crane is a 42-year-old mediator and single mom who’s having the best sex of her life inspired by the women of her book club, The Muffia, and the Muffs’ latest racy read. But on their second date, as Maddie and her mysterious Israeli heartthrob, Udi, come together in orgasmic splendor, he collapses on top of her. Dead. Or is he? The Muffs set out to find the truth, damn the consequences, International intrigue combines with friendship, literary pursuits, some vibrator shopping and lots of home cooking, all wrapped up in a smart, sexy novel that’s just this side of scandalous.
Ann Royal Nicholas is the author of three published novels: The Muffia, More Muffia and Homegrown: The Terror Within (written as Cialan Haasnic) as well as a published journalist and essayist whose work has been seen in Touring & Tasting Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of the Horse among others. She also authored a monthly column for Vine Times Magazine. Her first book of non-fiction, Royal Mack’s Teeny Tiny Wine Guide (2005), was reissued in 2012, and an essay, “On Wine and Men,” appears in Penguin Books’ In My Mother’s Kitchen. She has guest blogged at ShelfPleasure.com, PeaceisSexy.net and The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, www.lafpi.com. Her own blog for The Muffia series appears at www.TheMuffia.us.
Nicholas is also a many times produced playwright and filmmaker. She wrote, produced and directed the international film festival prize-winning mockumentary, Univers’l (starring Tony Todd), a multilingual film about the LA riots of 1992, rebroadcast on PBS; Her short film, The Big Bowling Ball (with James Remar) was nominated for best live action short. And she is a current finalist for the Sundance Theatre Lab. www.annanicholas.com