Upcoming Events


  Book Signing Join me at Baked and Brewed for the release of my newest book. November 1, 2016 11:00-2:00 958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA Wear a costume or bring a photo of your altar for a discount on book purchases. … [Read More]


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

This is not only our book club read for January, but Placer County has chosen it for our One Book One Community event. Colson Whitehead received the National Book Award for his book. The Underground Railroad is described as “a tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for […]

Seeking Support

I have had an upswing lately, but this followed a dip. Feeling like myself again, I started signing up for classes. I am a perpetual student….I LOVE taking classes of all types. So far–this week only–I have registered for the Sierra Writer’s Conference, two classes at Wellness Within (dance and art) and an ongoing workshop […]

Marlene’s January Book Reviews

Two books for the American history buffs: The Signers of the Constitution by Robert G. Ferris, James H. Charleton: a short glimpse at the make-up of the 39 personalities that signed the final document of our constitution.  Given the background, loyalties and attitudes, it is indeed a miracle that the document got written let alone signed. Now read Dark Bargain: Slavery, […]

What is it about the New Year and Resolutions

I’m pretty sure everyone blogs about resolutions or the New Year every time January first comes around again. How can this temptation be resisted? But as I sit at the computer and type I can’t help but ask myself… Why? Why don’t we ever feel the need to summon up new resolve, make new plans, […]

Robin’s December Book Reviews

The Entre Río Trilogy by Perla Suez, translated by Rhonda Dahl Buchanan. I bought this book a while back, somewhere in New Mexico, shrink wrapped so I couldn’t randomly open it and read a bit before a handed over my cash. This is an unusual book. The writing style, which I assume is not due […]

Marlene’s December Book Reviews

Audio The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell.  Since I have loved his Kurt Wallendar series I was looking forward to this stand alone novel.  It started off with great tension and superb description but I missed the investigative savvy of Wallender in solving the crime. But Mankell knows how to keep his readers glued to […]