1. Ann Gelder will be launching her book, Bigfoot and the Baby, at Village House of Books on Thursday night, June 26. Here are a couple of snippets from a review written by Allyce Amidon of Foreword Review-"great books independent voices:" If you want to read the whole review, here's the link -
Ann Gelder’s debut, Bigfoot and the Baby, is a delightful black satire. Playing with themes of belonging and belief, Gelder examines the interplay of capitalism and religion in 1980s America.
Gelder has a flair for language, and her writing is equally peppered with humor.
2. This coming Friday night, June 13 (yes, I realize it's Friday the 13th), the 3 authors of Legendary Locals of Los Gatos will be coming to VHOB. On top of that, we have contacted 6 or 7 of the locals that are in the book and who still live in Los Gatos (I didn't try to get a hold of those from the 1800's and early 1900's). Hopefully, a couple of them will be available to attend and sign books along with the authors.
3. From July 24-July 27, there will be a mystery writers conference at Book Passage in Corte Madera. The faculty is pretty impressive. It includes (you're not going to believe this lineup!) Isabel Allende, Ace Atkins, Cara Black, Tom Rob Smith, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Anne Perry, and Laurie King, among others, and our old friend, Sheldon Siegel, who is the conference chair. It's an annual event, and if you are interested in checking it out, here's the link: