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The Peninsula Volunteers 23rd Annual Author Salon

23rd Annual Authors Salon

Mark your calendars! Invite your friends!

You will not want to miss the 23rd Annual Author Salon, which promises to enthrall curious minds and voracious readers. Sunday, May 4th at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.

The 2014 line-up moderated by Paul Goldstein, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, includes:

  • New York Times best-selling historical novelist Margaret George (Elizabeth I)
  • Emerging author Tracy Guzeman (The Gravity of Birds)
  • Dr. Susan Shillinglaw (Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage)
  • Ron Hansen (She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion)

Buy your tickets early; we usually sell out the event! 

For Sponsorship, Ticketing or Information contact Cathy Duhring: cduhring@peninsulavolunteers.org, (650) 326-0665 ext. 238.

To purchase tickets online directly, click this button: learn more


In partnership with:

We wish to thank our sponsors:




Karen Christensen

Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris


Ana Hays McCracken and Ed McCracken


Alfreda Andrews and Jill Jerrehian

Philip and Pat Wilkinson DeBrincat

Kathy Downey and Bev Nelson

Cynthia Floyd and Shirley Simmons

Fran Eastman and Edward Goodstein

Hiro and Betty Ogawa

Tricia Tanoury

Union Bank, Menlo Park Branch


Alfreda Andrews
Barcelon Associates Management Corp.
Flo and David Braker
Julie Bratsberg
Sally Broberg
Terri Carville
Carol Clarke
Linda Drew
E & J Gallo
Maria and George Erdi
Sandy Ferrando
Dee Foley
Nancy Greenbach
Doris Greenwood
John and Pat Grillos
Colleen Haight
Lennis Hansen
Ana Hays McCracken
Mary Heller
Shelia Hoar
Anna Marie Janky
Lou Leardini
Zeni Mallari
Jillian Manus
Anne Melbye
Bev Nelson
Betty Ogawa
Mindy Perez-Rubio
Amalia Popell
Tanya Roberts
Susan Sweeney
Anita VanKimmenade
Dolly Vasil
Rodney Washburn
Leslie Wong
Darlene Woodson
Clover Worland
Mary Young
Premium Tickets
Lillian Coehlo
Jeanne Fischer
Moira and Alastair Fordyce
Nancy Greenbach
Doris Greenwood and Eric Larson
Yuki Kato
Gloria Kennett
Bonnie Lukaszewicz
Zeni Mallari
Julie Pearson
Jackie Scandalios
Mary Lou Taylor
Twila Woods


Event date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30am
Event address: 
2900 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park
Event Terms: 
Elizabeth I: The Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143120445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - March 27th, 2012

The Gravity of Birds Cover Image
This Book Is Not Sold Online - Inquire In Store
ISBN: 9781451689761
Availability: Not In Stock/Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2013

Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (Western Literature) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874179309
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Nevada Press - October 20th, 2013

She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories Cover Image
This Book Is Not Sold Online - Inquire In Store
ISBN: 9781451617580
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner Book Company - November 13th, 2012