Small Business Saturday - Meet the Authors from Left Coast Writers® (Corte Madera)

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Small Business Saturday has been gaining momentum each year to the point where it has now become the day for customers to discover the independent merchants in their community. (Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; they are so over!). This year, we decided to celebrate the day by introducing authors from one of our favorite writing communities, Left Coast Writers®.

These are authors who, for the most part, have written and celebrated their work through programs at Book Passage and have learned the ins and outs of being a small business with the help of this bookstore. Meet these creative writers and find out more about Left Coast Writers®, Path to Publishing and books in general. We’ll have representatives from our programs available to answer your questions and authors on hand to entertain you.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Dead Love
Left Coast Writers® Founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the editor and author of award winning poetry, travel essays and fiction (Namako, The Hand of Buddha).

Joanna Biggar, That Paris Year
Joanna Biggar is a writer, teacher and traveler whose articles and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications. She is also a poet and novelist and the co-founder and editor of Wanderland Writers.

Laila El Sissi, Out from the Shadow of Men
Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Laila El-Sissi is a memoirist, women activist, poet, speaker and author.

Maxine Schur, Places in Time
Maxine Rose Schur is the author of award-winning children’s books and travel essays. Her travel memoir Places in Time was named Best Travel Book of the Year by the North American Travel Journalists Association. 

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Patricia Bracewell, The Price of Blood and Shadow on the Crown
California born. Inspired by Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen and Tolkien. Loves England and Anglo-Saxon history. Keeps forgetting she’s not a Brit. Wary of Vikings. 

John Hewitt, Reptile Wines
John Hewitt is the author of One Shoe, When a Gold Rush is Not Enough, and a trilogy from Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

David Kudler, Risuko: A Kunochi Tale 
David Kudler is an author, editor, book designer, and publisher ( Though he is a Marin native, he finds himself writing books set in Japan, including The Seven Gods of Luck and the recently released Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale.

Kunal Mukherjee, My Magical Palace
Originally from West Bengal, raised in Hyderabad, India, San Francisco-based poet and writer. 

Nicola Trwst, San Rafael Sizzle
Nicola Trwst has an overactive imagination and a love of languages. Her stories thread many genres such as mystery, thriller, paranormal, and contemporary.

2:00 – 4:00 pm:

Bill Goodson, The Blue Eyed Girl
William Goodson is a San Francisco surgeon with 30 years experience treating breast cancer, supporting women's rights, and investigating breast cancer and the environment.

Rita Gardner, The Coconut Latitudes
Rita M. Gardner is the author of an award-winning memoir and a contributor to two anthologies: The Magic of Memoir and Wandering in Andalusia.

Laurie McAndish King, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive!
King is an award-winning travel writer and photographer whose work has been published in Smithsonian magazine, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and many literary anthologies.

Carol Sheldon, A Sleuth in Sausalito
Carol Sheldon is a novelist and has published two books of poetry. Carol also teaches writing in the Bay Area. 

Bill Zarchy, Showdown at Shinagawa
Bill Zarchy is a writer, teacher, and recently retired director of photography.



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Corte Madera, CA 94925