Book Launch: Chronicles of Old San Francisco by Gael Chandler

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Gael Chandler, Author of Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historic City by the Bay

Gael Chandler
Gael Chandler

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historic City by the Bay recounts the city’s colorful history with vivid illustrations in 28 dramatic true chapters, each centered on a person who transformed the city. Beginning with tales of the Yelamu—the city’s original inhabitants—Chronicles spans the life and times of those drawn to the city from the Spanish missionaries who arrived in 1776 to the dot-comers who turned up in the 1990s. The book also contains extensive, self-guided walking tours of the city illustrated with color photographs and detailed maps.

Gael Chandler moved to San Francisco in 1970 to join the women’s movement and liberate herself. Nine years later she left for Hollywood where she edited dramas, documentaries and more and received two Cable ACE nominations for cutting a comedy series. Chandler taught editing and digital editing systems and wrote three books on editing: Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know which has been translated into Turkish and two editions of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video which has been translated into Chinese. She blogs about film editing and related topics at her website at In 2010 Chandler returned to northern California where she creates book trailers and enhanced eBooks via her company, PictureYourBook, and is contemplating her next book.