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Meet the Author Series

Spring 2017

10:30 AM to 11:30

Click on the author's name for more information.

January 11: Our series begins with KATHRYN GUALTIERI, author and history buff, who will discuss her new mystery novel. It is set in the "bohemian" enclave where artists and writers gathered in Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1921. The protagonist of her books works for the "Carmel Pine Cone" where Kathryn formerly worked.

February 8: DAN HAIFLEY, in collaboration with UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences Director Gary Griggs, publishes a weekly column in the Sunday "Santa Cruz Sentinel". In 2014, he published a collection of those columns in the book, 50 YEARS OF SAFE HARBOR. He received the Ocean Hero award from Save Our Shores in 2011 and is Director of O'Neill Sea Odyssey.

March 8: SUSAN SAMUELS DRAKEwho wrote FIELD OF COURAGE, a poetic memoir, based on her 31-year-long friendship with Caesar Chavez, which follows her path from affluent Palo Alto to underserved communities in California's Central Valley. Her essays, nostalgia, features, poetry and interviews have appeared in local magazines, newspapers, and international textbooks.

April 12: TRAMI NGUYEN CRON, author of VIETNAM EAZY, a novel about mothers, daughters, food and Vietnam. The universal themes touched on in this book will resonate with many, no matter which culture they embrace. Trami was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and when she was eight years old left Vietnam with her family for France. Three years later, they settled in the United States. She was living in Santa Cruz when she began writing this book.