Liz Kerin: The Phantom Forest (With Colleen Scriven)

Friday August 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of The Phantom Forest or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. The event will take place in the Rare Book Room accessible through our main entrance at 828 Broadway.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Join us on in the Rare Book Room for the release of Liz Kerin's first novel, The Phantom Forest.

Every tree in the sacred Forest of Laida houses a soul. Though each of those souls will return to the mortal world for many future lives, not all of them deserve to.

Seycia's father told her this story as a child--a story of the most holy place in the Underworld, The Forest of Laida, where all souls go to rest before embarking on a new life. But Seycia's father is dead now, and his killer has put a target on her back.

After being chosen for her village's human sacrifice ritual, Seycia is transported to the Underworld and must join forces with Haben, the demon to whom she was sacrificed. Together, they journey to the forest in the Underworld where all souls grow, in a quest to destroy the tree of the man who killed her.

Join us as Liz sits down with Colleen Scriven to discuss her debut novel.

Liz Kerin is an author, screenwriter, and playwright, who earned her degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She’s currently developing a number of Film/TV projects, workshopping her award-winning play Stop-Motion, and writing her next book. She divides her time between Los Angeles and NYC, and The Phantom Forest is her first novel. For more, visit

Colleen Scriven is a writer and comedian living and working in LA. She is the creator/writer of the podcast Lesser Gods, which she is adapting for television. She is currently assisting Gillian Flynn on her adaptation of the series Utopia while creating a forthcoming audio drama for the Paragon Collective. Her past work has been featured in the LA Comedy Festival, the Black Box Comedy Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival, and more. She is a graduate of Brooklyn College and has studied at the Gaiety School in Dublin and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

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