Local Author Day! THIS Sunday, October 19!

by Jessica on October 16, 2014

This weekend is our October Local Authors Day! I wanted to take a second and highlight who we have coming up.

We’re kicking off the day at 12:30pm with our Children’s Book Edition!

Robert Black presents and signs Night of the Paranormal Patterns
Things were bad enough when Lennie Miller had to leave her home and her friends and move with her parents to the little town of Bailey, Indiana. But Bailey has a secret – a Mystical Realm few people can see, full of ghosts, wizards and monsters. And worst of all, these creatures have decided that Lennie is their “Pattern Finder,” the person they all turn to for help with their math problems!

 

 

He will also be discussing Unswept Graves
A story that starts in the present day in a small town about to celebrate Founders’ Day. The founders were said to include young Jasmine’s Wu’s great-great-grandparents, Charlie and Hannah Fong. Jasmine and her friend ‘Oz’ get to find out the Fongs’ story when they are suddenly and magically transported by her ancestors’ mysterious pendant back in time to the Chinatown of San Francisco in the late 1890s. They find out that it was a dangerous, brutal time to be Chinese, especially for young girls. Jasmine is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Oz has to dress as a boy to rescue her and get her to the shelter of the Mission House. They meet Charlie Fong and somehow they have to make sure that the future happens. In the end, the founders and ancestors are honored as they should be and Jasmine discovers her heritage. Black’s research into the life of Chinese immigrants revealed shocking anti-Chinese prejudice in the US at the time.

Then at 4pm, we’ll be continuing with our Local Authors David Mark and Chanel Brenner!

David Mark presents and signs Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech
In Dog Whistle, two seasoned political journalists define, in a funny-yet-informative way, what politicians really mean when they use odd-sounding, insider-ish phrases. Jeff Greenfield, the Emmy Award-winning television journalist and acclaimed author, wrote the forward to Dog Whistles. It will make for useful reading during the heat of election season.

 
Chanel Brenner presents and signs Vanilla Milk, A Memoir Told in Poems
Vanilla Milk, a memoir told in poems, focuses on a mother’s and family response to the sudden death of the author’s six-year-old son. These elegies might be read as written snapshots forming an elegiac album, depicting how a traumatic loss alters relationships, love, and parenting, and perceptions of danger, time, and life. Characterized by unsparing honesty, clarity, and restraint, the poems explore the limits inherent in “recovering” from the grief of losing a child, and the need to continue experiencing joy. Includes a 20-page album of family photographs.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

— Jess