Houston, Texas — Houston-based public relations agency Vinconceivable is pleased to announce 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 20 weekly online chapters, prior to printing. Both online 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.
“We are truly over-the-moon to sign Chris Kassel,” said Corron Power. “I knew he was a gifted writer, because I religiously read his on-line column, and have a number of his books,” she said. “But The Jinx Fragment blew me away! Chris has a marvelous way of telling a story: You feel as if you are sitting on the porch listening to him. You can see the characters, hear the sounds, breathe in the environment — as if you are right in the thick of it. Combine that with illustrations from his son Jesse who is equally gifted? It’s a prodigious synergy.”
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; from software consulting to books set in 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
A downloadable copy of this release is available here