Kathleen Kaufman Author Event

We're thrilled to have Kathleen Kaufman here on Saturday, November 23rd at 7pm for her newest book Diabhal.

About the Book: Diabhal (Devil) is the story of cults, exorcisms and the devil in 1980’s era Los Angeles. Ceit Robertson, age ten, is the next Matrarc to the Society, a cultish, matriarchal group living in an inconspicuous cul-de-sac in Venice Beach. When Ceit’s mother is attacked by spirits from the old world, a failed exorcism results in Ceit’s exile into the foster care system in Los Angeles. She eventually lands in the infamous MacLaren Hall, a very real and historically auspicious center for disturbed and abandoned children in El Monte, CA. Diabhal is the sympathetic story of the devil in Los Angeles. The exploration of the true nature of evil and how intention colors what our definition of wickedness truly is. Ceit grows into a force of nature, as she contains the potential and mythology of the darkest degree, but discovers that perhaps the devil is not what we should truly fear.

About the Author: Kathleen Kaufman is a native Coloradan and long-time resident of Los Angeles. Her prose has been praised by Kirkus Reviews as “crisp, elegant,” "engrossing" by Publisher's Weekly and “genuinely chilling” by Booklist. She is the author of The Lairdbalor, soon to be a feature film with Echo Lake Studios and director Nicholas Verso, acclaimed folk horror HagThe Tree Museum, and Diabhal due out in October 2019. Kathleen is a monster enthusiast, Olympic-level insomniac and aficionado of all things unsettling. When not writing, she can be found teaching literature and composition at Santa Monica College or hanging out with a good book. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, terrier and a pack of cats.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Diabhal: Diabhal Book 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684423194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Keylight Books - October 29th, 2019