Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Author Bios for the Grand Opening at Village House of Books - October 23-26

Here are the bios, in order, of the 6 authors who will be appearing during the Grand Opening week, October 23-26, at Village House of Books. 

Steve Sporleder is a life-long resident of Los Gatos. His family has been in town for five generations.  He is the father of two grown children, and the grandfather of four.  Sporleder spent 32 years in the fire service.  He has written 3 books and the 4th is due in October.

Elisabeth Barrett lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and spends her days teaching, editing, writing sexy contemporary romance, and enjoying time with her sometimes-bearded husband and three spirited children. She is constantly perfecting her home-work-writing juggling act, but in her free time she loves to hike open space preserves, grow orchids, bake sweet things her husband won’t eat, and sing in grand choruses.Find out more about Elisabeth at www.elisabethbarrett.com, or on Twitter @ebarrettwrites.

Jennifer Ryan, national bestselling author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.  Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper. Please visit her website at www.jennifer-ryan.com for information about upcoming releases.

Meg Waite Clayton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughtersa Chicago Tribune and Fort Worth Star-Telegram summer read. Essays in the L.A. Times, Runner's World, Writer's Digest, and public radio, and on The New York Times and Forbes online.  You can find her on Twitter at @MegWClayton and go to her website at megwaiteclayton.com.  Finally, feel free to friend her on Facebook.

Tracy Guzeman lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has been published in Vestal Review, Glimmer Train, and Gulf Coast, where her story “Einstein,” received honorable mention for the Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose. Her first novel, The Gravity of Birds, a tale of love, art, loss, and resilience, was published by Simon and Schuster in August, 2013. More information about her work can be found at www.tracyguzeman.com and http://www.simonnovels.com/authors/tracy-guzeman

Please join Julie Dart as she reads her children’s book, “Ellie Stands Up To The Bully.”  Julie Dart has a background in teaching, has two children and is now an author.  “Ellie Stands Up To The Bully" is a book that has been reviewed by teachers who claim it to be a valuable tool in dealing with issues of bullying.  Recently, Julie was able to add resources to her book and include bios for each character along with some fun recipes.  On October 26th, from 2-4, Julie will be at Village House of Books, 326 Village Lane, Suite A, Los Gatos 95032.  This is an event that will start right at 2:00 so be sure to be on time.  Julie  and Ellie (the puppet) will be thrilled to see you at their event as they will be able to meet with you and read this wonderful story to all of you.


  1. I think y'all are going to have a lot of fun!

  2. It would be even more fun if a certain Kentuckian were celebrating with us. No guilt, though! Just hoping to get you here next Spring.