Writing the Intimate Character

Jordan Rosenfeld presents her new book, "Writing the Intimate Character," with a writing workshop at Copperfield's in Petaluma.

By | November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Happy National Novel Writing Month! Here are 11 tips to write your own novel

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by writing your own novel in 30 days. Here are 11 tips on how you can make that happen.

By | November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Historical Romance author from Santa Rosa debuts ‘MacLachlan Clan’ series

Following the success of her first series, the “Keeper Saga,” author T.L. Kitchens has begun a new chapter in her stories with the "MacLachlan Clan" series, a collection of long historical romance stories that take place in the Scottish Highlands in 1305. The first book in this new series, “Surrender [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Heal from the election with a west county book faire

Following the November election, it will be tempting to hide away and lick your post-election wounds. However, healing can be found by getting out and being among friends, and what better way than at a gathering of local authors and readers? On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6-9 p.m., the first [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Santa Rosa author debuts a dark comedy about the apocalypse

Gary Brandt with his novel, “The Vault Apocalyptia.” (Photo: facebook.com/NorthBayBohemian) In his debut novel, “The Vault Apocalyptia,” Santa Rosa author Gary Brandt presents a satire of the atomic age with Brandt’s take on America’s race to build the bomb. Set in New Mexico, the dark comedic novel imagines [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Santa Rosa author shares mindset behind Aikido in new book

In “Aikido: An Everyday Approach to the Martial Art that can Transform Your Life & the World,” Sonoma County author Paul Frederick Rest shares about everyday living.

By | October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

How to prep for National Novel Writing Month

Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers commit to a month of solitude for a national (even worldwide) phenomenon known as National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo. Here are 3 tips on how you can successfully take part.

By | October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Book review: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise

The story of a Sonoma County native who is cast into the underground world of San Francisco where the creatures of the night walk below the feet of the living.

By | October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Book review: ‘The Lazarus Kid,’ by Tim Farrington

The follow-up to his first two 'Monk' books, 'The Lazarus Kid' does not disappoint.

By | September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

10 fairy tale retellings you’ve never read (but should)

Fairy tale retellings are nothing new. Marissa Meyer made it big with The Lunar Chronicles, a series of books that started with Cinder (for Cinderella), then Scarlett (for Red Riding Hood), and so on. Then there's Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry. These are books that many fans of fairy tale retellings know. Here are 10 fairy tale retellings you've probably never read, but should.

By | September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments