Friday, February 18, 2011

Hard Luck Lin live at Ironstone March 5 & 6 / 19 & 20

"It's all in the hat..."

When Linda puts on the hat and appears decked out in male miner's trousers and gear, Hardluck Lin emerges full of life, animated with brogue and personality.* Among the many hats Linda Clark has worn: native Minnesotan, California transplant, wife, mother, teacher, and Deputy Sheriff, her current is that of her living-history persona "Hardluck Lin", who today edu-tains, young and old alike, with authentic tales of the California gold rush and the westward movement throughout Northern California.

Join us Saturday and Sunday, March 5 & 6 and March 19 & 20, as we welcome Author Linda Clark as "Hard Luch Lin".  Lin will be signing her story, 
"The Small Window"
"A great book! Fun to read and a wonderful Historical Novel.."

Authors invade Ironstone President's Weekend!

 Ironstone Vineyards Tasting Room will be hosting the Writers Unlimited and Manzanita Writers Press Group of Authors.  Great opportunity to meet the authors first hand, discuss their inspirations and purchase your very own signed copy!  Come say hello!

Jim Lanier--A Murphys area resident, Jim is a member of Writers Unlimited of San Andreas and his first book, The Bizzare Bazzar, is full of stories that you might find... well, a bit bizarre, but very entertaining nonetheless. A singer, song writer and guitarist, he also hosts Open Mic every Saturday night at the Mercantile in Angels Camp.

Kimberly Norton--I live in Columbia and will be promoting my book The Crystal Princess at Ironstone.  The Crystal Princess is the first fictional book in a series of new books I'm writing. The book age range of 13 and up. The story is full of twists and turns. It's about a witch named Kelly who meets up with a Mi Wuk Indian named Max( White Bear). It's got love suspense and so on.

 Ted Laskin--An attorney from Arnold with a law office in Angels Camp, Ted has lived in the area for years. This, his first book, was published by our Manzanita Writers Press and is full of some amusing, some serious, stories about Custer, horse racing, Jessie Owens, Mules, and lawyers, although somewhat incomplete. It's a 'must read'.

 Stephen Holmes--Another member of Writers Unlimited, Steve's Zook is an adventure tale from the future. There has been a cataclysm that has destroyed civilization. Zook is a descendant of some survivors who live in what was the area of Los Angeles. He sets out to explore, and travels to the area where San Francisco once thrived. Fascinating!

 Kathy Boyd Fellure -- a resident of Ione, has founded a very successful writing group there. She is the author of several wonderful, beautifully illustrated children's books, which she will present at Ironstone. Kathy also has a novel based on her fond memories of summers at Lake Tahoe which is ready for publication.

Monika Rose -- founder of Writers Unlimited (1984) and Manzanita Writers Press, lives in Mountain Ranch. In addition to creating a venue where authors can meet to discuss writing and critique each other's work, she teaches High School English in Lodi. Monika has shepherded six volumes of Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra into print, and has recently completed her first book of poetry, River by the Glass, which will be out this summer.

 Glenn Wasson -- A retired Air Force Pilot who served in Viet Nam, Glenn is a master speaker and storyteller. He is well known in this area for his impersonations of the doggerel-writing bank robber Black Bart, and Glenn has written volumes of doggerel of his own, some of which you'll find along with some short stories in his hilarious book, Stories Mark Twain Would Have Loved to Steal, a new, expanded version of which has just been published and will be available this weekend at Ironstone.

 Antoinette May -- member of Writers Unlimited, is a columnist, travel writer and historical novelist who has been on the New York Times Best Seller List. She is currently working on her third novel, the story of Mary Shelley, the woman who created Frankenstein. She will be presenting her first two novels, Pilate's Wife and The Sacred Well, at Ironstone this weekend.
 Saturday, Feb. 19: Author Book Title
  • 10:00 to 1:00 Jim Lanier The Bizarre Bazaar
  • 10:00 to 1:00 Kimberly Norton The Crystal Princess
  • 1:00 to 5:00 Ted Laskin George A. Custer, Please Come to the White Courtesy Phone
  • 1:00 to 5:00 Stephen Holmes Zook
Sunday, Feb. 20:
  • 10:00 to 12:00 Kathy Boyd Fellure Children's Books: When the Birdies Came to Tea, and others.
  • 10:00 to 1:00 Jim Lanier The Bizarre Bazaar
  • 10:00 to 3:00 Monika Rose Manzanita Volume 6: Wild Edges
  • 10:00 to 3:00 Glenn Wasson Tales Mark Twain Would Have Loved to Steal
  • 1:00 to 3:00 Antoinette May Pilate’s Wife and The Sacred Well

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring Obsession Art Show update

Open Division Entries are all in for the 14th annual Spring Obsession Art Show.  Notifications to accepted artists will be out via email or snail mail by the end of this week.  Stay tuned for updates here!  Busy Busy Busy!   Oh yeah, the entries this year are OUTSTANDING!  You can't miss this show! Opens March 5th! Stay tuned for more info......