Saturday, November 26th, 2016 Small Business Saturday: Meet the Authors from Left Coast Writers® Small Business Saturday has been gaining momentum each year to the point where it has now become the day for customers to discover the independent merchants in their community. (Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; they are so over!). This year, we decided to celebrate the day by introducing authors from one of our favorite writing communities, Left Coast Writers®. These are authors who, for the most part, have written and celebrated their work through programs at Book Passage and have learned the ins and outs of being a small business with the help of this bookstore. Meet these creative writers and find out more about Left Coast Writers®, Path to Publishing and books in general. We’ll have representatives from our programs available to answer your questions and authors on hand to entertain you. 10:00 – 12:00: Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Dead Love Left Coast Writers® Founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin (www.lwmcferrin.com) is the editor and author of award winning poetry, travel essays and fiction (Namako, The Hand of Buddha, and Dead Love). Joanna Biggar, That Paris Year Joanna Biggar is a writer, teacher and traveler whose articles and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications. She is also a poet and novelist and the co-founder and editor of Wanderland Writers.
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Shirin Yim Bridges, Publisher of Goosebottom Books Monday, October 6th, 2014 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Meet Shirin Yim Bridges tonight as she shares her knowledge of writing and the many methods of publishing available to authors today. Shirin has successfully transitioned from author (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins/Greenwillow, Chronicle Books) to self-publisher, to award-winning publisher (Goosebottom Books). She is the author of Ruby’s Wish, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book and winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award; The Umbrella Queen, which madeTIME magazine’s Top 10 list for 2008; and Mary Wrightly So Politely, which launched in April 2013 to starred reviews in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness. Shirin is also the head goose of Goosebottom Books, and the proud publisher of The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Series for Youth 2012 by the American Library Association; The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses, a silver medalist at the 2011 Independent Publishers’ Book Awards; and Horrible Hauntings, an International Reading Association Children’s Choices winner. She has taught and discussed writing and publishing at the Asian Festival for Children’s Content, the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, the