Christie Nelson - Beautiful Illusion (Corte Madera)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

As the march of boots echoes from overseas, all nations that border the Pacific and beyond are invited to build pavilions on Treasure Island at the Golden Gate International Exposition, an event dedicated to the pursuit of world peace and brotherhood. Meanwhile, Lily Nordby, smart, strong-willed, and feisty, lands a job at the Examiner and is given a once-in-a-lifetime assignment covering the Exposition. There she meets Tokido Okamura, the host of the Japanese Pavilion--and despite being highly suspicious of his true purpose on the island, she's swept up in a whirlwind of powerful emotions that lead her into unknown territory. 

Brilliant and enigmatic Woodrow Packard, a Mayan art scholar at the Expo, prefers remaining aloof and alone. But his infatuation and deepening relationship with Lily thrusts him into the limelight. He asks himself, could someone as smart and beautiful as she return the love of a man who is a dwarf? 

In an attempt to prevent Lily from spiraling into danger, Woodrow intercedes to help her uncover her family's past--but when fate intervenes, they are both pulled into a destiny they could never have imagined. Mixing fact and fiction with a dash of noir, Beautiful Illusion is a story of love and deception that explores what happens when human hearts collide as the world is plotting war. 

Christie Nelson is a third generation San Franciscan, longtime Marin resident, and the author of Woodacre, Dreaming Mill Valley, and My Moveable Feast. She lives in the 1880s brewmeister's home of the San Rafael Brewery with her husband.

Beautiful Illusion Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523342
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 1st, 2018

As the march of boots echoes from overseas, all nations that border the Pacific and beyond are invited to build pavilions on Treasure Island at the Golden Gate International Exposition, an event dedicated to the pursuit of world peace and brotherhood.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Second Sunday Stories: Samantha Vamos - Alphabet Boats (Sausalito)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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In Alphabet Boats, readers will set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter!

Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboat -- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations.

Samantha Vamos is a mom, wife, children’s book author, and former-practicing lawyer (in that order).  She is a first-generation American from a multicultural family, and she treasures her diverse heritage and background and someday hopes to write about it.  Prior to becoming published, she attended Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. She wrote stories in her spare time and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking Children’s Books) was her first children’s picture book.  Samantha has lived on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the Pacific Northwest, and now she, her husband, and her son live in the beautiful state of California. 

 

Alphabet Boats Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781580897310
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Path to Publishing: Bonnie Monte - The Sleeping Lady (Sausalito)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

In The Sleeping Lady, life is good for thirty-five- year-old Rae Sullivan. Co-owner of a thriving home décor boutique and happily married, she lives and works in bucolic Marin County, an oasis of nature amid the bustling San Francisco Bay Area. But her comfortable existence is disrupted when someone murders her business partner in Golden Gate Park Rae is convinced that the killing was a blackmail attempt gone wrong—and she’s equally certain of the killer’s identity. But she can’t get the police to take her story seriously. Then a past scandal from Rae’s career resurfaces, and the detectives turn their focus on her. In frustration, she takes matters into her own hands, despite the urging of her husband to let the police handle it.

Her sleuthing eventually leads her to Paris, where she joins forces with the victim’s handsome half brother. As they pursue the culprit together, not only does the attraction between them simmer, but their lives are on the line as they face off with their quarry.

Bonnie Monte has been an editor and writer in the Bay Area for three decades. She was a senior editor at a national magazine, editorial director of a gardening catalog, copywriter for major retailers, and managing editor of home and garden books for Sunset.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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