Phillip Finch was at Saturday’s book signing at Emporia’s Town Crier Bookstore promoting his just-released novel, “Devil’s Keep,” an international thriller set in the Philippines and California/Lake Tahoe.
“It’s my 14th published book,” he said. “I have three non-fiction and the rest are novels.”
His plans are that “Devil’s Keep,” a Pocket Book with Simon & Schuster, will be the first of a series.
He’s not a native Kansan – he’s lived on both coasts and in the Philippines, but because his parents retired in Greenwood County, he and his wife moved from Portland, Oregon to Elk County to raise their kids around family. About 10 or 11 years ago, he and his wife and children moved to Emporia. “Coming from 11 years in Elk County, we thought (Emporia) was a metropolis, and we found a house we really liked and that settled it.”
Right now he’s working on a proposal for a non-fiction book and hopes to get a contract for that as well as one for a follow-up to “Devil’s Keep” with Simon & Schuster.
A recent article by Russ Morgan in The Emporia Gazette tells more about Finch and “Devil’s Keep.”
“Devil’s Keep” is available at Town Crier, 716 Commercial, Emporia, and, I imagine, at bookstores everywhere.