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Contact: Michael Barnard
Rakestraw Books presents
1st Annual Local Author Festival
Saturday, 13 August 2011, starts at 9:30 AM
[Danville, CA] The Tri-Valley is home to some marvelously talented and dynamic indie authors. For our first-ever Local Authors Festival, Rakestraw Books “The Bookstore in Danville”™ is delighted to present ten writers (with nine books!) on one gala Saturday.
Our guest authors are: Lorena Bathey, author of Beatrice Munson; Sandra Kay, author of eat, write & exercise; Paul Sheckler, author of The Hawk Knows; Dick Davis, author of Bus Journey Across Mexico; Stephen Enna & Dennis Wootten, authors of Aloha!; Jay Hartlove, author of The Chosen; Amy Sutton, author of The Daisy Field; Anita Venezia, author of Crosswinds at Campa Carcasso; and Dorothy Hearst, author of Secrets of the Wolves.
The fun starts at 9:30 AM with a different author talking and signing every 45 minutes (or so) all day long. Call Rakestraw Books at (925) 837-7337 for exact times.
About the books:
Eat, Write & Exercise by Sandra Kay. Liberated by the free-flowing nature of blog-posting, Sandra Kay found herself able to write what she wanted, how she wanted, when she wanted. Smart, funny, and kinda crazy (in a good way!).
Bus Journey Across Mexico: Exploring Mexico by Bus from California to Guatemala: Encounters and Reflections by Dick Davis. Crossing Mexico by bus took Dick Davis from the depths of the Copper Canyon, through green jungles, to the tops of Mayan pyramids. As he fell in love with the endangered folk-ways of the indigenous peoples, he found his life changed.
The Daisy Field by Amy Sutton. When retired Lily reaches out to an unloved foster child in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green projects, the resulting friendship changes both their lives. While the threats Wesley faces are real, so is the love of Lily’s community of elders.
Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey. Lost in the beige world of suburbia, Marissa’s life is rocked when her high school nemesis moves in across the street. In knowing Beatrice now, Marissa finds a friend she never expected.
The Hawk Knows by Paul Sheckler. While exploring the shady practices in real estate investing and banking, Sheckler finds the emotional center of his tale in a Navajo couple caught up in the challenges of our time.
Aloha! by Stephen Enna & Dennis Wootten. In imagining the future, Enna and Wootten turn some of today’s political stereotypes on their heads and explore a vision of American society that could become reality. Are you ready?
Crossroads at Campo Carcasso by Anita Venezia. An American tourist finds her long-anticipated Italian vacation taking an unexpected turn as the shadowy world of antiquities smuggling and her romantic adventures collide.
The Chosen by Jay Hartlove. Running from his dark past, former Duvalier hit man Charles Raymond is forced to take sides in a battle that has been raging since Exodus.
Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst. In the second riveting installment of The Wolf Chronicles the stakes are higher than ever. Young Kaala of theSwiftRiver pack shattered the rules of the valley and exposed the lies hidden beneath them. Now, responsibility for the consequences rests with her. Along with her young packmates and the humans they have befriended, she must find a way for the wolves and humans of theWideValley to live in harmony. If they succeed, Kaala will finally prove herself worthy of her pack. But if she fails, the Greatwolves who rule wolf-kind will kill every wolf and human in the valley.