Celebrate Children's Book Week with local author Marta Lindsey and her entertaining and educational picture book, Little Gray's Great Migration. The only picture book in print about the incredible Pacific gray whale, Little Gray's Great Migration allows readers to actually imagine what it’s like to be a baby gray whale, while weaving in scientific facts.
A 2014 recipient of the Unsing Heroes of Compassion Award by the Dalai Lama for her work as founder and advisor for Summer Search--a nationally recognized youth development nonprofit that serves over five thousand students annually--Linda Mornell discusses the poignant and inspiring, Forever Changed: How Summer Programs and Insight Mentoring Challenge Adolescents and Transform Lives.
Creator of the online school "Think Like a Goddess" Tosha Silver discusses Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender. A sequel to her first book Outrageous Openness, Tosha's latest is a a profound, unique, and often hilarious collection of prayers and stories to deeply invite the Divine into your life and will bring joy to its readers with its uplifting message.
Author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and frequent contributor to MSNBC and The Huffington Post, Jillian Lauren discusses her latest tongue-in-cheek memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. Exploring complex ideas of identity and reinvention, Everything You Ever Wanted is a must-read for everyone, especially every mother, who has ever hoped for a second act in life.
City Arts & Lectures presents The Science of Sleep with Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, Dr. Matthew Walker in conversation with cognitive neuroscientist with the University of California, San Francisco Indre Viskontas.
The Marines' Memorial Club presents Tom Sileo and Colonel Tom Manion, USMC (Ret.), co-authors of Brothers Forever: The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice.
Looking for feedback on your kid’s book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to this hands-on critique group moderated by a professional children’s book editor with nearly 20 years of experience. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer’s work. Pre-register and learn more at http://www.booksinc.net/childrens_book_writing_group
Summer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.