J. Kenji-Lopez Alt
Keith and Alina are RBC authors. Kenji-Lopez Alt is a food scientist. He's got an amazing cookbook. And Joyce is a nationally prominent author who has written 8 fiction, 4 non-fiction, and has been part of 4 anthologies. AND, her novel Labor Day is a movie from 2013 starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, Joyce lives in the East Bay. I spoke to her Sunday about the RBC. She didn't make a commitment, BUT I know she will consider it. It may come down to how many people I can commit to being there. We may need to do an RSVP for that one.
In addition to these authors, I also met Linda Gray Sexton. She has written several books, but the one I picked up is Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother. Some of you might remember that we had Katie Hafner for our book club. Her book, Mother, Daughter, Me, was a memoir too. But that was over a year and a half ago. It might be time for another one. I'll keep you posted.
NOTE1: Henry Winkler (The "Fonz") will be at Montclair Presbyterian church in Oakland, sponsored by A Great Good Place for Books. He'll be there Friday, March 18, at 7:00. In case you don't know, Winkler is ALSO a children's book author.
NOTE2: And speaking of children's books, check this out. Hicklebee's, a renowned children's book bookstore in Willow Glen, San Jose, will have an adult story time! You may want to pop in. It's Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00.