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Jan's Paperbacks hosts thrilling authors


P.J. Cowan and Brad Wheeler will tempt readers at Saturday event

Jan’s Paperbacks is hosting a thriller/science fiction book signing on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Local authors P.J. Cowan and Brad Wheeler will be available to greet customers and sign copies of their novels. All are welcome.

Cowan is the author of the psychological thriller “Something in the Dark.”

The book tells the story of Austin Ward, a woman dealing with achluophobia, a paralyzing fear of darkness. Ward believes she’s coping well with her phobia, the result of a traumatic childhood incident, until she finds herself locked in a windowless room, and someone turns out the lights. She finds a therapist to help her overcome her fears and the debilitating anxiety attacks they produce. But her search for healing is sidetracked when those around her begin to die in shockingly brutal ways. With her once safe world crumbling around her, Ward is driven to discover the killer.

Wheeler is the author of the sci-fi novel “Fugitives From Earth.”

In the book, mankind has colonized the Solar System. Industry has moved to space. In this new frontier, one corporation has ascended to new heights of influence: Belt Group, Limited. The mining ship Atlas is the grandest statement of its power. It’s the largest spaceship ever built, capable of operating alone for years, stripping a wealth of rare ores from the asteroid belt. With the Atlas, Belt Group’s continued dominance of the Solar System’s economy is all but guaranteed — until it disappears.

The community is invited to join in an afternoon of fun and refreshments. Jan’s Paperbacks is an independently owned bookstore specializing in selling and trading paperback books in-store as well as selling new and eBooks through its online store..

Jan’s Paperbacks is located at 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha.