Houston, Texas — Houston-based public relations agency Vinconceivable announced today that award-winning author, Michigan Emmy-winner and satirist Chris Kassel has named the agency and its principal Amy Corron Power, as publicist and agent of record.
Working in partnership with Kassel, the agency will promote the Detroit-born author’s new fiction novel, The Jinx Fragment, which will publish weekly and online in serialized format for 20 weeks, prior to printing. Both the online version and printed book will include illustrations by Kassel’s son, Detroit visual artist Jesse Kassel. A creative phenom in his own right, Jesse’s work, from murals to sculptures, is featured in exhibitions and publications around the world.
Set amid the decay and decadence of urban Detroit, The Jinx Fragment borrows elements from classic horror and places them in the hands of a couple of high-school aged teenagers from different backgrounds.
Said Chris Kassel of the venture, “I can recall only handful of truly standout moments in my thirty years as an author: The publication of my first novel, the purchase of my first computer—when they were still known as ‘word processors’—and meeting Amy Corron Power. Her ability to critique, promote and infuse projects with a sense of excitement that is virtually irresistible to the readership is unique among anyone I’ve worked with. Frankly, I can’t envision a future writing books that succeed without her in my corner.”
After launch of The Jinx Fragment, Kassel begins research for a new wine region book about Lodi, California, named Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2015 Wine Region of the Year. A book on the uniquely American Norton grape is also in the works. Kassel covers other wine regions in his books, A Rite of Paso: Paso Robles Wine Country (2013) and Heart & Soil: Northern Michigan Wine Country (2014)
Kassel and Corron Power met as colleagues, each writing his own on-line column. A former wine critic for the Detroit Free Press, Kassel is voice and creator of the wildly popular Chris Kassel’s Intoxicology Report, where he weaves biting satire with honest observations that have won him devoted fans and global acclaim. Corron Power, a Houston-based attorney, writes both freelance and for Another Wine Blog, where she covers wine, food and travel for a wide audience of readers in every major city in the U.S. and abroad. She featured Kassel after his piece, “Robin Williams: Art, Alcoholism and Suicide,” won “Blog Post of the Year” in the 2015 Wine Blog Awards.
Vinconceivable is a boutique agency with an acumen of over 30-years’ experience promoting everything from Big City political campaigns to executive education to software consulting to books about the ‘hood. For more information or to schedule an interview with Mr. Kassel, please contact Amy Corron Power at 832-651-3985 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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