Book Passage Presents: Why She Writes with Linda Kass, Amy S. Peele, and Laila Tarraf (Online Event)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:00pm


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Wed., April 14th, 2021 • Live • Online • 6:00pm PT

Moderated by Brooke Warner

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Join three She Writes Press authors and She Writes Press publisher Brooke Warner in a discussion about why we write and how we publish. In this panel, authors Amy S. Peele, Laila Tarraf, and Linda Kass represent different genres (mystery, memoir, and historical fiction) will speak about writing and publishing in a competitive publishing landscape, the highs and lows of authorship, and what drives them to keep writing.

Linda Kass began her career as a magazine writer and correspondent for regional and national publications. Her work has previously appeared in TIME, The Detroit Free Press, and Columbus Monthly, and, more recently, Full Grown People, The MacGuffin, Jewish Literary Journal, and Kenyon Review Online. She is the author of two historical World War II novels, both inspired by true events: A Ritchie Boy (September 2020) and Tasa’s Song (2016). A longtime civic leader in Columbus, Kass is the founding owner of Gramercy Books, an independent bookstore in central Ohio. Learn more at www.lindakass.com.

Amy S. Peele grew up and went to nursing school in Chicago area, where she practiced transplant nursing for 35 years. She moved to San Francisco in 1985 to follow her transplant career and retired from UCSF in 2014 as Director of Clinical Operations, overseeing more than 600 organ transplants annually. Amy loves to swim, teach chair yoga, meditate, and kill the people she doesn’t like in the pages of her books. Not to worry—she’s a transplant professional, so she makes use of all of the organs from her victims. Amy was recently elected to the Novato City Council, where she’s discovering a new population of folks that may find their way into becoming her literary victims. Learn more at www.amyspeele.com.

Laila Tarraf is a senior human resource executive with more than twenty-five years of professional experience. After graduating with her MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, she became one of the founding team members at Walmart.com. She then served as chief people officer at Peet’s Coffee and Tea, an iconic Bay Area premium coffee company. Currently, Laila is the chief people officer for AllBirds, advises entrepreneurs and investors, and guest lectures at Berkeley Law School. The author currently resides in Larkspur, California. You can find her online at www.lailatarraf.com.

 

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A Ritchie Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631527395
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Published: She Writes Press - September 1st, 2020

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ISBN: 9781647420222
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