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Meet the Author Series

Spring 2018

10:30 AM to 11:30

Click on the author's name for more information.

January 10: Our series begins with BERTRAM IZANT, who will discuss his Writing, Memories: Glimpses Of Santa Cruz And Soquel From Three Pioneer Families. Bert's father founded the hardware store in Soquel in 1941. Bert and his brother Dave will share readings that he believes will be relevant to anyone interested in Santa Cruz and Soquel history.

February 14: NANCY LYNN JARVIS, who finally acknowledged she was having too much fun writing to ever sell another house, so she let her license lapse after 25 years in real estate. The murders in her Regan McHenry mysteries are made up, but the real estate details and ideas come from her own experiences. She is working on book seven in the series and then plans a new series called Geezers With Tools.

March 14: ALESA LIGHTBOURNE after teaching in Kurdish Iraq in 2010, wrote The Kurdish Bike; A Novel, based on her friendships with village women -- documenting the hardships, brutality and even honor killings that these women endure. Alesa's many adventures, after growing up in Carmel, include teaching at a slum school in Jamaica, being dean of an international business college in Singapore, dining with Bedouins in Saudi Arabia, and writing for Fortune 50 companies.

April 11: STEVE KETTMANN a former staff reporter for New York Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle, is both a publisher and an author. Steve is the author or co-author of nine books, including four New York Times bestsellers as co-writer. As co-director of the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods writers' retreat center in Soquel, CA -- he is publisher of Wellstone Books, which has published multiple Northern California bestsellers.