The Artist Spoke by Ted Morrissey
The Artist Spoke is a love letter, a eulogy, and a hymn of hope. Avant-garde author Elizabeth Winters has died en route to Revelation, a literary event for her readers who have volunteered to be part of her latest (and final) novel without knowing what their participation would entail. Christopher Krafft has traveled to Revelation hoping all will be revealed and that he will be revitalized by the event. The author’s death affects everything, however, especially the lives of the 753 “Logos” who are devoted to Elizabeth Winters and her work. The experience of Revelation takes another turn when Chris meets Beth Winterberry, a Logos to whom he is immediately attracted. The Artist Spoke is about the love of literature, the death of reading, and the hope that books will rise again.