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October 15, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Time Details:
Minden Library
1625 Library Lane

Minden, NV 89423
(775) 782-9841
Author signing event October 15
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An Evening with Local Authors ~ Library

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Please join us for an "Evening with Local Authors" ~ Seventeen local authors including Todd Borg and Mike White will be attending. Authors will be available for book signing and discussion.

This free event will feature appearances by Todd Borg, Mike White, Scott Neuffer, and Sandie La Nae. Other participating authors include: Richard Arbib, Douglas Ashby, Ken Beaton, Holly Walton-Buchanan, Tracy Clark, Jim Darrough, Tammy Grace, Warren Lerude, Leon Malmed, Stan Paher, Mary Randall, Mark Shaff, Jacci Turner, and Lin Wilder. They will sell their books, meet readers, and sign autographs.

Todd Borg is author of the Owen McKenna mystery series set around Lake Tahoe. His latest book “Tahoe Ghost Boat” was released in August 2014. Borg’s novels have won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year and the Best Mystery and Best Thriller awards from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. His series has received many accolades and been praised in major newspapers and magazines.

Mike White was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He learned to hike, backpack, and mountaineer in the Cascade Range. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University Mike moved to Reno, where he was immediately drawn to the majesty of the Sierra Nevada. His local hiking books include “Afoot & Afield Reno-Tahoe,” and “Lake Tahoe: Must-do Hikes for Everyone.” Mike has also written articles for “Sunset,” “Backpacker,” and the “Reno Gazette Journal.” He lives in Reno where he is a featured speaker for outdoor groups.

Scott Neuffer is a freelance journalist. He used his former experience as a beat reporter in Gardnerville to write a collection of short stories, “Scars of the New Order.” The fictional narratives explore the rough terrain of the new millennium, from extreme sports and high school shootings, to economic meltdown and the Global War on Terror.

Sandie La Nae has the ability to see and communicate with the deceased. She uses her gifts to aid her paranormal research team, The Thin Veil Investigators. La Nae has authored ten books about the properties of stones for divination and of her investigations of paranormal activity in Northern Nevada.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Warren Lerude is a professor emeritus from UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism and a former editor and publisher of the “Reno Evening Gazette” and “Nevada State Journal.” He spent four years writing “Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller,” published in 2013 by the Center for Basque Studies at UNR.

Stan Paher’s first book, “Nevada’s Ghost Towns and Mining Camps” was published in 1966, and has been reprinted several times with additional photos and information. His newest book is “Nevada Ghost Towns and Desert Atlas.” He is the author of several books about Lake Tahoe, Death Valley, ghost towns, and mining camps. 
Richard Arbib received a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University and has written “The Vampire Girl Next Door.” In the story Mark falls in love with Sylvia, the beautiful but quirky girl next door, not realizing she is the vampire who killed his last neighbor.

Douglas Ashby is a former battalion chief with the Los Angeles Fire Department. His memoir, “Heroes and Giants,” is sometimes humorous, often heart rending, and gives the reader an understanding of his philosophy that emergency workers do all they can and it has to be enough.

Ken Beaton is a retired secondary school business teacher. He taught high school for twenty-two years in Northern Nevada, advising his students, “Your education will be your best return on an investment.” His book is “The Bulldog Brigade: A Slice of Bad Decisions, Bruises, Bumps and Stitches.”

Holly Walton-Buchanan’s family has been ranching for over 100 years. Her book, “Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada” tells the story of the first pioneers to settle in the Carson Valley and the Truckee Meadows. It is the result of four years of extensive research and interviews.

Tracy Clark is an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat. She is the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant and a two-time participant in the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program. Her debut novel “Scintillate” was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen. She lives in Nevada with her daughter and son.

Jim Darrough is a published author who loves writing children’s books that espouse noble qualities such as courage, kindness, and honesty. He has recently released a novel for adults, “The Dragon Professor,” a love story between two college professors who discover alien beings in Nevada. Jim is a fifth generation Nevadan who lives in Minden with his wife, Sherry. 
Born and raised in Nevada, Tammy L. Grace has loved reading from a young age. With the help of her middle school teacher, she discovered the joy of writing. She spent a career in local and state government service. Now retired she has time to write. She and her husband have one grown son and a spoiled golden retriever.

Holocaust Survivor Leon Malmed was born in France in October 1937 and immigrated to the United States in 1964. His Holocaust memoir, “We Survived…At Last I Speak” was published in 2013. He retired from the tech industry in Silicon Valley; he and his wife currently live in South Lake Tahoe. 

Carson City author Mary Randall was born in San Francisco and grew up in the hills of Fairfax in Marin County. She has written two action-adventure books for children, “A Walk through the Woods” and “Fire in the Tail.”

Mark Shaff is an avid reader and outdoorsman. In his book “Redemption Road” a family outing turns into a nightmare when a woman goes missing while backpacking. Mark lives in Reno with his wife and two sons.

Jacci Turner is an Amazon bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction. Her book, “Bending Willow” represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. last year. She enjoys desert hikes with her big yellow dog, coffee with friends, and chocolate in all of its manifestations.