Local resident Randi Janelle releases first novel along with similarly themed escape game business Clocks n Locks

From Randi Janelle

Press release

Local author Randi Janelle is releasing her first novel on Halloween with entertainment business to follow on Christmas. The book is titled The Story: Deviation and is the first in a series titled The Story.

The blurb: When Dan encounters The Anger, he supplements his day job as a high school math teacher with writing a novel. The Anger, a product of feeling enslaved to his job, recedes as the inspiration for his story emerges, but little does he know. He’s not in control. Neither are his characters.

This rich and complex novel, populated with intriguing characters of differing nationalities and beliefs and orientations, takes the reader deep into the world of “What if?”

What if you were transported to a time and space to learn the story of a person outside his or her stereotypes? If you had to relive a series of moments, would you continue in habitual patterns, or would you deviate from them? Who’s is in control? Are you?

The book’s themes of feeling trapped and pursuing freedom echo Janelle’s Escape Game business, Clocks n Locks. It will feature a room designed after the book, as well as clues from Asheville’s literary history and canon. The other room will celebrate Asheville’s brewing culture. Clocks n Locks will open its doors to its downtown location on Christmas Day.

Janelle’s book will be released on October 31st, at a party at Battery Park Book Exchange from 6:00pm. It will feature a costume contest, scavenger hunt, door prizes and more. All are welcome!

About Randi Janelle
Randi Janelle is a “Jackie of Many Trades” as a performance poet, photographer, yoga instructor, to name a few; publishing her novel has been a life long goal. She’s a UNCA alumna, and after living overseas for a few years, she returned to Asheville to finish her book, open a business, and enjoy the beer. She performs regular readings at Battery Park Book Exchange on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm. Her work can be found at randijanelle.com, and her story can be followed by signing up at randijanelle.com/story-creates.
About Clocks n Locks

Clocks n Locks is Asheville’s First and Favorite Escape Game. It invites locals and tourists alike to “Escape the Mundane” (in 60 minutes or less) by solving puzzles to free themselves from a locked room. Clocks n Locks is local, independent, non-corporate, non-francise, and is backed by one of the most successful Escape Game innovators. Advance bookings open in a couple weeks and can be made at clocksnlocks.com. Join the October game by decoding clues featuring Asheville locales, landmarks and entertainment businesses to win free passes. Sign up at clocksnlocks.com or friend us on Facebook.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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