Politics and the Paranormal: Literary Sala Presents Two Thrilling Authors

By Carole Schor

San Miguel Literary Sala Presents:
Greg Gunter’s The Cupola Connection
and Kat Cunningham’s Kat’s 9 Lives
Thu, Sep 11, 5-7pm
Hotel La Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
100 pesos (50 pesos for Literary Sala members)

Local thriller author Greg Gunter joins the mystical and motivating Kat Cunningham for an amazing and entertaining Literary Sala evening.

Greg Gunter

San Miguel’s “man about town,” Greg Gunter, is known as a Realtor, a photographer, and a society columnist, and now he joins the Literary Sala to introduce his political thriller, The Cupola Connection. Like John Grisham (The Firm) and Dan Brown (DaVinci Code), Gunter explores the intrigues behind politics, money, and religion, while throwing in a little love story to keep his female readers interested.

To publish and market his book, Gunter took advantage of modern day technology and social media to fund his venture through a crowd-funded IndieGoGo campaign. IndieGoGo is an online platform where anyone with a creative idea can use the Internet and its millions of users to solicit funds for a project. He was successful in raising thousands of dollars from some 70 donors (many from San Miguel), to fund Cupola Connection and provide the money he needed to pursue his passion for writing. In his IndieGoGo campaign, Greg Gunter says, “How much do I love writing? So much that I’ve written four high-concept political thrillers—that’s over five years of my life writing full time—all to nurture my dream into reality.” The funds raised allowed him to self-publish his book, even though he once had been represented by Robert Ludlum’s agent, not a surprise for the author of a novel full of intrigue, passion, and surprises.

Greg Gunter will be reading from this political thriller, a roller coaster ride full of suspense and action through the financial streets of New York, the Presidential halls of Washington DC, down to the islands and finally to – I won’t tell you where the story goes and how it gets there. It’s full of twists and turns, great dialogue, and some lovely romance as the rugged FBI agent hero Rich Weller meets Cari, the sexy privileged Harvard law graduate heroine, and they team up to unearth the secrets of the collusion.

Kat Cunningham

Kat Cunningham offers her own thrilling ride through life’s mysteries. Kat’s 9 Lives is also a tale of twists and turns across continents with exciting and interesting characters – but the similarity ends there. Kat’s story is her own true and amazing journey full of ups and downs, her remarkable experiences with psychics, channelers, and shamans all pointing the way to a connection to the universe, nature, art, and life.

Like the cat, Kat Cunningham has gone through at least nine lives as a designer, publicist, corporate trainer, magazine publisher, minister, and intuitive. She’s taken her personal life experience and used it to create tools for living a fully expressed life enriched with passion and purpose. Using nature’s cycles of change, growth, death and rebirth, Cunningham offers readers and workshop participants “ . . . a system of growth, energy and expansion to reveal the best of who they are in order to make innovative daily decisions driven by passion.”

She pulled herself up through doomed relationships, failed businesses, and finally a debilitating illness to look for what would change her life and make her “feel good.” “My world shifted to listening to wolves teach management, turtles healing stress, dolphins saving me to show how fear stops the flow.”

In addition to her Literary Sala reading, Cunningham is also offering a workshop on September 17 from 9:30am to 3pm for 200 pesos. Her workshop promises to teach what many people come to San Miguel to learn: everything necessary to redesign and reinvent one’s life. She calls the experience “a GPS for anyone groping through the dramatic shifts of 21st century life.” She will show participants how to tap their eternal wellspring and embrace the true path. For information, write to Kat Cunningham, katstyledesigns@yahoo.com.

Join the Literary Sala for a fascinating evening on September 11 at 5pm at the Aldea Hotel. Admission is 100 pesos, 50 pesos for Literary Sala members, including a wine reception.

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