In Conversation with Veronica Henry

Join M. Judson Booksellers on Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30 pm for an In Conversation event with author Veronica Henry. She’ll be chatting with Yasmin Angoe about the final book of her fantasy series, The Foreign Exchange.

Book two of two in the Mambo Reina series, The Foreign Exchange follows a Vodou priestess turned amateur sleuth who, while investigating a ritual murder, is embroiled in an insidious case of corruption that reaches beyond the shadows of New Orleans. They’re excited to have Veronica in store and can’t wait to hear all about her writing processes, what inspires her, and ask questions about her book.

So don’t miss out on this free event!


After solving a crime blamed on Vodou in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Vodou priestess turned amateur detective Reina Dumond has returned to her benevolent work as a healer. But when her friend and enigmatic client Evangeline “Vangie” Stiles comes to her for a spell, Mambo Reina quickly realizes what Vangie really needs is a sleuth. Something is amiss in the Stileses’ marriage. Five thousand dollars has inexplicably appeared in the bank account Vangie shares with her scam-artist husband, Arthur, and she smells trouble. So does Reina. Especially when her investigation into Arthur’s likely new con leads to murder. Considering the manner of death and the signs on the victim’s body, Reina recognizes it for what it is: ritual magic of the vodouisant kind. As Reina digs deeper, she encounters a conspiracy exploiting vulnerable youth―one of whom may have abilities just like hers. With the help of her friends Darryl and Tyka, Reina must hone her ever-evolving skills to uncover a mystery that  reaches further than she imagined.


Veronica G. Henry is the author of Bacchanal and, in the Mambo Reina series, The Quarter Storm and The Foreign Exchange. Her work has debuted at #1 on multiple Amazon bestseller charts and was chosen as an editors’ pick for Best African American Fantasy. She is a Viable Paradise alum and a member of SFWA and the MWA. Her stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and FIYAH literary magazine.

  • Dates: March 28, 2023
  • Location: M. Judson Booksellers
  • Address: 130 S. Main St. Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone:

    (864) 603-2412

  • Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Price: Free