LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Mother Lode with author Carol Sheldon Monday, July 9th, 6pm Book Passage || Ferry Plaza San Francisco || www.bookpassage.com Set in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan in a small copper mining town, Mother Lode is Carol Sheldon’s break-out mystery novel. Mother Lode is focused around the investigation by Sheriff Foster on the death of a local woman in the early 1900s whose own son is locked up as a suspect. His findings are surprising and strange, and will glue your eyes to the pages of this book! “Carol Sheldon is a master storyteller. The historic details, the film noir atmosphere, and the gradual revelations of each of the characters and their motivations are superb. From the first foreboding moment to the startling conclusion, this is a true page turner. I could not put it down!” —Vicki Weiland, Book Doctor and Board Member, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
LEFT COAST WRITERS LITERARY SALON: Penny Warner, Author of How to Host a Killer Party Monday, June 7, 2010 || 7pm Book Passage || Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Drive, Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com We have a “killer evening” in store for everyone at the next Left Coast Writers Literary Salon! Mixing fun and fundraising for charities seemed like the perfect job for Presley Parker when she’s suddenly downsized from her position teaching abnormal psychological at the university. Pres is psyched about her first big gig—hosting a “surprise” wedding for the San Francisco Mayor at notorious Alcatraz prison. But the party’s over when the bride bolts faster than an escaping prisoner, and is later found dead floating in the bay, a victim of poisoned chocolates. When Presley becomes prime suspect, she looks to her quirky Treasure Island co-workers for help, but it’s the attractive, mysterious crime scene cleaner Brad Matthews who helps tidy up her tarnished reputation. If she doesn’t solve this mystery, she’ll be exchanging her party dress for prison stripes. “Penny Warner dishes up a rare treat, sparkling with wicked and witty San Francisco characters, plus some real tips on hosting a killer party.” ~ Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of the Royal Spyness mysteries. Penny Warner has been writing since she read her first Nancy Drew in 6th grade. Since then she’s had over 50 books published, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. Her books have won national awards, garnered excellent reviews, and have been printed in 14 countries, including Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Israel, Poland, Japan, and China. My best-sellers include Healthy Snacks for Kids, Kids’ Party Games and Activities, Best Party Book, Games People Play, Kids’ Holiday Fun, Learn to Sign the Fun Way, Baby Play and Learn, Kids Pick-A-Party, and Kids’ Party Cookbook.