LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Burmese Jade, a Mystery by Cynthia Greenberg Saturday, March 9th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Travelers, writers, mystery lovers, you won’t want to miss this event. Burmese Jade, a Mystery is a new mystery novel by Cynthia Greenberg that takes place in Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand and features an interesting set of characters, all strangely a part of the same tour group. This includes a jewel thief, a smuggler, an ex-spy, and a Buddhist monk, among others. The main character is a French photojournalist who is searching for information about her grandfather’s mysterious disappearance. A young couple from Texas, accidentally film a murder while on the same tour with all of these people. Come and see how it turns out!
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Self-Publishing Panel – Self-publish Like a Professional: How to Avoid the New Slush Pile Monday, March 4th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera ||www.bookpassage.com This time we have a full panel of speakers coming to teach you about self-publishing. They’ll be sharing their expertise in all areas of writing, publishing, design, distribution and marketing with you. If you are thinking about publication, either with a traditional publisher or as an independent, you won’t want to miss out on the wealth of information offered here. It will save you from making many of the blunders that plague novice authors and mark them as amateurs. There’ll also be plenty of time to answer your particular questions. The panelists are: Jim Shubin, Book Design Lowry McFerrin, Publication and Print Phil Cousineau, Writing and Marketing Bill Petrocelli, Book Sales and Distribution
LEFT COAST WRITERS Book Party: Bayou Nights by Nicola Trwst Monday, March 11th, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Prepare to be horrified and mystified when you join us for an event celebrating the publication of one of our favorite books! Nicola Trwst will surely captivate her audience with a reading from her newest novel, Bayou Nights, a mysterious and exciting tale of justice and revenge riddled with voodoo magic. Bayou Nights is a novel of vengeance carried out in the terrifying environment of corrupt politics, social injustice, and the exotic eroticism of Voodoo. Set in the months prior to Hurricane Katrina, Claire Rivet, a Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney, attempts to connect the rape and murder of a young woman to the similar attack on her when she was ten. Claire is certain the same person is responsible, and she lives only to bring her attacker to justice. In the Louisiana bayou, her quest is dangerously compromised by Mamma Anna, a voodoo priestess who lures Claire into a dark Voodoo practice, magie noire, reserved for those willing to give up everything for revenge.
LEFT COAST WRITERS A Dark Valentine: Dead Love and Others Monday, February 11th, 2013 || 6pm Book Passage || San Francisco 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com Dark chocolate, red wine, shadowy lovers—this year we’re having a darker Valentine’s Day. LCW Founder, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, and some of our favorite Left Coast Writers share their mysterious, mournful and sometimes hilarious