Chris Kelsey was raised in a succession of small towns in Texas and Oklahoma. His father endowed him with a love for jazz; his mother, a passion for reading. As a musician, he’s recorded and produced upwards of twenty albums under his own name, for the C.I.M.P and Unseen Rain labels, and his own Saxofonis and Tzazz Krytyk imprints. Kelsey’s CD, What I Say: The Electric Miles Project, won a 2013 Independent Music Award for Best Tribute Album. His first novel, Where the Hurt Is, is set in Western Oklahoma in 1965 and the action is set into motion when Police Chief Emmett Hardy discovers the dead body of an African-American woman on the outskirts of town. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Where the Hurt Is will be available for sale at Magic City Books.