LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Tami Casias, Author of Crystal Bound Saturday, February 12, 2011 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com We hope you’ll join us for wine, juice, cookies and a lovely evening suitable for the whole family. Tami Casias discusses her young adult novel Crystal Bound ($19.95). Julie hopes to skate under the radar on her first day at a new high school. But when she inherits powers that compel her to help others, she is forced out of both her comfort zone and her sense of reality. As she tries to fade into the background, the powers force her to deal with serious issues that threaten to shatter her dreams. Tami Casias wrote local news for years while raising four children. Nowadays, writing fiction for young adults while sitting in coffee shops has taken the place of city council meetings. She uses her degree in Journalism to research new ideas for stories. Tami lives with her husband, teenage son, and Yorkshire terrier, Bruiser, in Sonoma, California.