Friday, April 20, 2012

SLV Rotary Hosts Authors Workshop

The San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club will present “Do You Have A Book In You” where local authors will assist anyone interested in writing a book.  Attendees can ask questions about gathering information, writing, publishing and selling books.  Local authors, will answer personal questions from attendees and will have their signed books available for sale.
The event is at Newton Memorial Hall in Mount Hermon Conference Center on Sunday, April 22 at 3pm.  Proceeds from the $10 tickets will fund activities for San Lorenzo Valley students, including scholarships for graduates, dictionaries, leadership camperships, and books for the libraries.

Featured speakers include:
Susanne Lakin, who teaches writing workshops, will discuss editing and writing crafts.  She is the author of an adult fantasy series and adult drama books.
Nancy Lynn Jarvis, is speaking on her evolution as a mystery writer using her years of experience in the real estate market to create protagonist Regan McHenry - a realtor who investigates murder mysteries in Santa Cruz County in between showing property.  Nancy has several mystery novels including Backyard Bones and award-winning Widow’s Walk League
Dave Weiss and his wife, Annie Elizabeth Porter, own River Sanctuary Publishing, where they facilitate and mentor new and seasoned authors to complete their books with the most transparent and author-favorable terms to be found in the Print-on-Demand industry.

The event will also feature other local authors including: Randy Brown, who explores the valley's history of water use in San Lorenzo Valley Water District - A History, from the earliest days logging mills and flumes to the gradual rise of locally owned and controlled water;  Mike Clark, who published Santa Cruz County Place Names, will also bring books published by the Museum of Art and History; Allison Hicken-Bottom, authored a book on divorce and self-help, and her husband Tom Hicken-Bottom wrote a book on surfing and a novel set in Santa Cruz; Katherine Hyde, fiction writer for both children and adults, who also works as an acquisitions editor for a small press where she sees lots of examples of what not to do in writing for children; Sherry Kyle, author of The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, a book for ‘tween girls and Delivered With Love, a contemporary novel;  Karen O’Connor, author of several books, including It’s Taken Years to Get This Old, The Upside of Downsizing, and Grandkids Say the Cutest Things; Joyce Oroz, artist-turned-author, writes children’s stories and mysteries; and Lisa Robinson of San Lorenzo Valley Museum, author of The San Lorenzo Valley Flume, A Brief History of Modern Miniatures  and The San Lorenzo Valley.

Tickets are $10 and are available from SLV Rotarians, and at Blind Pilot in Boulder Creek, White Raven in Felton, Mount Hermon Book Shop and at the door on April 22.

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