Author Events

Radicalize Your Hope!

Carolina De Robertis sat at her desk, overwhelmed by grief. President-elect Trump’s “victory” was only three days old. The probable ramifications of this dolorous event on all the hard-won civil rights gains of the past fifty years racked Carolina’s mind. She thought about the many communities of immigrants, people of color, gay and transgender people,

Amy S. Peele Launches Cut with Sharp Humor

Book Passage in Marin County’s Corte Madera was the site for Amy S. Peele’s comic and compassionate introduction of her debut novel, Cut, to a crowd of nearly one hundred people last month. Standing-room-only is rare at any book launch, but Peele’s was marked by eager cheers, a rousing introduction by author Betsy Graziani Fasbinder,

Professors, Perfidy, and Poison in a Pig Pen

The tall and gracious Professor Emerita, Judith L. Newton, held the book launch celebration for her debut novel one recent evening at Books Inc. in Berkeley. The star of the evening was Oink, A Food for Thought Mystery (She Writes Press), the first in a series showcasing the protagonist Emily Addams, a foodie professor of

News to the Reading World: An Afternoon with Paulette Jiles

Paulette Jiles is a subtle woman with a penetrating gaze who chooses her words with obvious punctiliousness, as a great author must. She delivered them to an adoring audience at the preeminent Corte Madera, CA book store, Book Passage, on a recent Sunday afternoon. She began by relating an ignominious moment with self-effacing humor, about

March 15th, 2017|Author Events, Writing|

To the Bright Edge of Eowyn Ivey’s World

The greatly admired Alaskan writer, Eowyn Ivey (pronounced “A-o-win”), spoke at Book Passage in San Francisco’s Ferry Building recently about her enticing new book, To the Bright Edge of the World. It is an epistolary novel published in hardcover by Little Brown and Company. Ms. Ivey’s stunning debut novel, The Snow Child (2012), was a

February 2nd, 2017|Author Events|

Through the Writer’s Eyes: An Evening with Jonathan Shapiro

If Jonathan Shapiro’s credentials don’t get your attention, his charm and poise as a speaker certainly will. He spoke at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building book store, Book Passage, recently while on tour for his debut novel, Deadly Force. Mr. Shapiro’s background includes two degrees from Harvard, a Rhodes scholarship, three years working as a

September 16th, 2016|Author Events|