S.F. Chapman will sign copies of his first book, “I’m here to help,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book is the first of a dozen that Chapman plans to release in the next five years from his new independent publishing company, Striped Cat Press.
In “I’m here to help,” a teenage girl searches for answers to inconsistencies on her birth certificate. While it’s an intimate literary tale, most of Chapman’s next books are described as “soft science fiction.”
“I love to put very ordinary folks into quite extraordinary situations and watch them squirm for about six or eight chapters,” Chapman said in a news release. “All of my books deal with isolation to varying degrees, sometimes physical and sometimes social, and how the characters manage to cope with it.”