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]


Marlene’s November Book Reviews

BOOKS Catching Heaven by Sands Hall.  Intense story of two sisters with their questions about life and how unfair it has been to them.  Oh my, I found myself losing interest as they continued to shoot themselves in the foot.  It’s not fate that lands them in their predicaments but their dumb behavior. Sorry, these women […]

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond November Book Club

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond: A novel set against the Antarctic landscape, the story of researcher Deb Gardner, her relationship with Keller Sullivan, penguins and tourism. You are being cheated this month. I didn’t go to the book club meeting because it fell on my anniversary. So you only hear from me. Boring. Yep. […]

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was actually our June book. We planned on meeting, but did not. So we just recently discussed the book. I have to admit, I didn’t read it. Too much time had passed, I was finishing my book, I was reading the actual October book, and I was […]

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

October book club choice, Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill proved to be one of the liveliest discussions our group has had for a while. This usually happens when we disagree on a the star rating (remember 1-5). I LOVE it when this happens because the discussion takes us all kinds of places. Many […]

Robin’s October Book Reviews

Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri.  I am happy this is a series because it was one of those relaxing nail biters. Yep, that is how I felt. There is all the tension and foreshadow and wrong turns that a detective story deserves, but it is well written and flows and has great characters. […]

Nursery Rhymes

I love nursery rhymes long before I was Queen of Children’s Fairlyland. (Yes, I really was, that is a different story, but here’s a photo.) The rhythm of the sing song worked well when hopping on one foot, traveling in the back seat of the car with nosed pressed to window or listening to the […]