Mickey Dubrow, for over 30 years, wrote television promos, marketing presentations, and scripts for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT Latin America, HGTV, and CNN. He has written personal essays and short stories for both print and online publications including The Good Men Project, Full Grown People, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He is a member of the board of the Decatur Writers Studio.
When the Vow Breaks, Sponsored by ATL Mortgage
A domestic thriller and a dystopian satire center on the separation of husbands and wives. In Kimberly Belle’s Dear Wife, a detective searches for a woman who has disappeared from a marriage he suspects has turned deadly. In Mickey Dubrow’s American Judas, a theocratic government sends a Jewish husband fleeing to Mexico while his wife is forcibly taken to a “savior camp.” These two panelists will discuss how these stories of disrupted marriages, one torn apart from within, one from without, speak to their shared themes of isolation, female body autonomy, oppression, and hope.
Joshilyn Jackson is the author of nine books, including Gods in Alabama, The Almost Sisters, and most recently Never Have I Ever. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and Jackson is also an award winning audiobook narrator. She writes page-turners that revolve around women’s issues and faith and justice issues. She lives in Decatur with her family.
American Judas is a political thriller/dystopian novel about a young couple’s life after opportunistic U.S. politicians abolish the wall between Church and State. Seth and Maggie Ginsberg do their best to navigate an oppressive theocracy where fundamental Christianity is the only legal religion, and abortion, homosexuality, and adultery are outlawed. When a co-worker outs Seth as a Jew, he escapes to Mexico, while Maggie is sent to a Savior Camp. American Judas mixes political satire, suspense, and family drama. BUY THIS BOOK!