Local author Inez Ross will sign her latest book, “Blaize Castle” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
By Mandy Marksteiner
With her red feathery hat and short curly hair, longtime Los Alamos resident Inez Ross is easy to recognize. And so are her popular romance novels.
The local author will have a book signing to promote her latest novel, Blaize Castle, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave., Suite 2.
Attendees will be able to buy a signed copy of Blaize Castle and meet the author.
Ross is a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and her admiration of Jane Austen is evident in her storytelling.
Blaize Castle, Ross’s ninth book, is the sequel to Adobe Castle. Blaize Castle is a romantic page-turner that captures the flavor of Austen’s novel, Northanger Abbey.
The main character, Heather McMarley, has returned to Chicago after spending the summer at the Adobe Castle in northern New Mexico.
Her new fiancé has disappeared; leaving nothing but a tin ring and a postcard that refers to a mysterious castle.
The setting for Blaize Castle was also inspired by a castle that was built in her hometown, Owosso, MI.
In Owosso, James Oliver Curwood, an author who wrote in the 1920’s, built a castle on the banks of the Shiawassee River.
Every year, in addition to attending the Jane Austen Convention, Ross travels to the Curwood Festival.
Ross has lived in Los Alamos since 1967 and taught English at Los Alamos High School. To find out more about Inez Ross, visit http://www.inezross.com/
Ruby K’s at 1789 Central Ave., Suite 2 can be reached by calling 505-662-9866.