Authors Luncheon 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

We return to The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano November 2nd for another day of author talks, luncheon and celebration of our literacy efforts here in Solano County. We are hard at work planning this year's event and will update this site as we work toward this exciting event. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 2, 2014 and make plans to join us. We have six authors confirmed. They are James Rollins, David Corbett, Yiyun Li, Loriene Honda, Jeff Dwyer and Rachael Herron. Make plans now to join us to hear these authors talk about their work.

Tickets are available now, here.


This Year's Authors

James Rollins

In each of his highly original international thrillers, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins (Dark Order, Map of Bones) unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets with the breakneck speed of a roller coaster ride. Rollins seamlessly includes scientific facts and theories that will draw you in and keep you thinking long after you've finished his books. Rollins' latest thriller, The 6th Extinction, was released in August 2014.
James Rollins
David Corbett

David Corbett

Aspiring writer? New York Times Notable Author David Corbett (Blood of Paradise, Do They Know I'm Running?) offers a unique and indispensable guide for creating captivating characters that come vividly to life on the page. Corbett's lavishly praised The Art of Character shows how to utilize the rich material in our own lives and the world around us to shape unforgettable, three dimensional characters.

Yiyun Li

A profound, elegant, and intricately plotted mystery is at the heart of Kinder Than Solitude, a magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li Rich in characters and seasoned with insights into multi-faceted contemporary Chinese culture, Li's work has garnered numerous awards and expansive international praise. Ms. Li is also the author of The Vagrants. Newsweek Magazine calls her "one of America's best young novelists."
Yuyun Li
Loriene Honda

Loriene Honda

Loriene Honda, a child and adolescent psychologist who works with abused and traumatized children, often uses art as a way to help children gain safe distance from painful memories, and as a tool for recovery and healing. Her beautiful children's book, The Cat Who Chose to Dream, with a poignant foreword by George Takei, shares the story of Jimmy the cat's incarceration at a World War II internment camp with his Japanese-American family.

Jeff Dwyer

Paranormal investigator, lecturer, consultant, psychic, and doctor, Bay Area native Jeff Dwyer is the author of an 8-book series of nonfiction guides for ghost hunters. Ghost Hunter's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area (also Napa Wine Country, Gold Country) is an inquisitive and informative supplement to traditional tourist guidebooks. Sometimes scary, quirky or tragic, Dwyer's guides offer meticulously researched haunted histories.
Jeff Dwyer
Rachael Herron

Rachael Herron

911 dispatcher by night, avid knitting enthusiast/blogger and celebrated romance novelist by day, Rachael Herron reveals in her memoir (A Life in Stitches), how when life unravels there's a way to knit it back together again, many times into something better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, her latest, Pack Up the Moon, is receiving rave reviews. She's a New Zealander as well as an American.


Bookfest Solano

Coming next spring. >BookFest Solano celebrates our passion for books, writers, and libraries. This free-to-the-public festival features an exhibit hall with booksellers, publishers, authors, book-related merchandise, and people with book-crafting and marketing skills showcasing their products and services. More information at bookfestsolano.com

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