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Authors Coming to Fundraiser

Posted on: July 9, 2006

There was a great piece in yesterday’s paper about the head of the MH Library friends and the upcoming fundraiser!

Local Book Lover Leads Library Fundraising Effort
Saturday, July 08, 2006
When it comes to Morgan Hill’s new public library now under construction, local resident Carol O’Hare is on a mission.

And I just got the updated list of authors that are coming to the Friends of the Library fundraiser next Sunday (7/16)

Catherine Burr is a multi-published author of contemporary fiction novels and parenting humor books. Silicon Secrets, “A rags-to-silicon Chick Lit offering”, sounds like fun.

Carol Firenze who wrote The Passionate Olive, ultimate guide to olive oil.

John Hamamura author of The Color of the Sea, which follows a Japanese language teacher raised in Hawaii as he finds love and as the U.S. and Japan drift into war.

Janet LaPierre, author of the Port Silva Mysteries, set in a fictional town on the chilly but scenic California north coast.

Phyllis Mattson‘s memoir, War Orphan in San Francisco, is a coming of age story told through family letters.

Kat Meads is the author most recently of two short story collections: Not Waving and Stress in America. She has also published a volume of literary essays, Born Southern and Restless. Coming soon: The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan, a mock biography.

Peter Orner, author of The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, set at a remote Catholic school in Namibia and based on the author’s own year teaching in the veld. His story collection, Esther Stories, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Finalist for the Pen/Hemingway Award, and winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction.

Caroline Paul is an author and retired fire fighter! Her newest book is East Wind, Rain, “a compelling debut novel of innocence, identity, loyalty, and betrayal set on a small isolated Hawaiian island in December 1941 — based on true events.”

Beth Proudfoot — her first novel, a contemporary women’s suspense story entitled “Escape From Paradise” is currently represented by Nancy Ellis-Bell of The Lit-West Group. Her second novel, still a work in progress, has a working title of “Visible” and is more in the genre of mystery/thriller.

Serena Richardson, author of the essay “An Italian Thanksgiving” in the book Italy, A Love Story: Women Write About the Italian Experience (Twenty-four women write about Italy, from Sicily to Tuscany and beyond, exploring the rich traditions and beautiful landscape of this ancient country, while also explaining how they were seduced by both.)

Dylan Schaffer whose new book Life, Death & Bilays: A Father/Son Baking Story, arrives September 6th.He also wrote the Misdemeanor Man series.

Sounds like some interesting authors to meet… tickets are available at Booksmart if you’re interested in coming!

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