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An Evening with Carla Seyler

June 3 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Monday, June 3rd at 6:30pm as we celebrate Carla Seyler’s book, A Place Unmade.

The discussion and reading will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

Books may be purchased in-person, via phone before the event or in-person during the event.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held upstairs at our shop.

A Place Unmade is a book about someone who commits a crime, causes a disaster and the people who try to stop him.

Valentina Sorelli is a part-time graduate student and full-time marketing director of a community park in New Orleans. Jack Stillman is a corporate executive who hijacks his company’s research for personal gain, and he doesn’t care about the consequences. Their separate paths intersect when Valentina meets Jack’s son Sam, who becomes the link between the worlds of scientific discovery and corporate espionage.

As the story unfolds, Valentina and her classmates unite to try to stop Jack. They get a little help from a corporate whistleblower as well as the FBI. Valentina’s friendship with one of her classmates evolves into something more as they fight for their lives. A Place Unmade takes the reader on a provocative journey into the dangers lurking in our decreasing lack of biodiversity and patentable genetics.

Carla Seyler is the author of A Place Unmade, her debut novel. She hopes there will be many more books in her future, as she has wanted to be a writer since she was seven. She grew up in a large New Orleans family steeped in the rich and sometimes warring cultures of Italian American and Acadian French immigrants. Always loving, usually loud. She read constantly as a child and preferred that to almost anything.

A graduate of the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Loyola University, Seyler studied psychology and counseling. She worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling for many years and began writing in 2020.

International Thriller Writers (ITW) has selected Carla Seyler as a member of their debut author program, Class of 2023/2024.


June 3
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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