A FESTIVAL OF LOCAL AUTHORS

Enjoy the presentations of these home-grown authors at this month. We are happy to feature three women who have written remarkable novels--an infinite variety--but each an outgrowth of its author's passion for the written word and a commitment to entertaining readers.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT 2 PM Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon will read and discuss her new novel, A Place in the World. Cinda MacKinnon grew up in Latin America and her experiences and love for the people, culture and natural setting of Colombia resulted in her novel. A writer, former university lecturer, and environmental scientist, she has an MS in geology and a longtime passion for botany. She has published an award winning short story as well as articles in journals on environmental topics.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT 1 PM Donna Kaulkin will discuss and sign copies of her new novel, Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown. The idea for the novel was triggered by a tragedy years ago on a Contra Costa County trail. Kaulkin has been a writer all her life. She has been a playwright, a poet, and had a long career in publishing on the east coast. When she moved to California, she joined several writers groups and has found a new voice as a writer of compelling fiction. Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown is a story you will not forget.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 AT 2 PM Bee Hylinski will discuss and sign copies of Contract Year: A Baseball Novel. Bee wrote this novel as a labor of love for the game of baseball. Before becoming an author and professional editor, she was a tax, estate planning, and probate attorney, Mayor of Moraga, and an artist. She enjoys cheering on her beloved Oakland As and lives in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.

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OUR ARTISTS OF THE MONTH IN MAY ARE PATRICIA DRAPER AND PAMELA MILLER--TWO PLEIN AIR ARTIST WHO WILL DELIGHT YOU WITH THEIR VIBRANT LANDSCAPES.

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Artist of the Month

Our June Artist of the month is Bill Anderson. Stop by our bookstore to see his handsomely framed paintings on our walls this month!

Weekly Story Hour at Orinda Books

All 2-4 Year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to a story hour! Join us every Thursday morning from 10-11 AM. The Story Lady Cathy G. hosts a lively and delightful hour.