RICHARD GLAZE at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Author images of Richard Glaze and Kevin Arnold and cover photo of the book Ralph & Murray

Join Richard Glaze and Kevin Arnold at Books Inc. Palo Alto for a discussion and signing of Glaze's book Ralph and Murray!

In the quaint backdrop of a small southern town, circa 1959, an extraordinary tale unfolds through the charming narration of an unlikely storyteller - Ralph, a spirited four-legged companion with a knack for punchy humor.

Amidst a world where most dogs merely wag their tails and feline neighbors purr quietly, Ralph and his witty counterpart, Murray, emerge as remarkable exceptions, gifted with extraordinary abilities.

As they traverse the idyllic landscapes of their hometown, encountering ghosts, hobos, and even the iconic twist dance craze spearheaded by Chubby Checker himself, Ralph and Murray's adventures take on a whimsical, yet deeply resonant quality.

Through their escapades, readers are treated to a delightful journey brimming with empathy, kindness, and compassion, serving as a poignant reminder of the power of standing up for others.

From unraveling the mysteries of why pencils have erasers to discovering who might have alligators for lunch, Ralph and Murray weave a tapestry of nostalgia from a bygone era with heartwarming humor and infectious charm.

Readers of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in a world where the bonds of friendship and the beauty of diversity reign supreme, leaving behind a trail of laughter, wisdom, and unforgettable memories.


Richard Glaze grew up in the small southern town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee where Ralph & Murray takes place in 1959. This small hamlet of 15,000 residents has grown to a county of 350,000 people since Ralph pranced around town with Ricky, Buddy, Aunt Betty, the sheepdog, Buster, the squirrel, and the neighborhood character, Zeke. Rick Glaze was a financial columnist in Silicon Valley for San Francisco's Nob Hill Gazette He attended the Stanford University Creative Writing Program, and is a graduate of Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. As a songwriter, he has credits on Country Music Television (CMT), and BBC Radio.

Kevin Arnold, from the San Francisco Bay Area, was one of the founders of Gold Rush Writers.
He's has published sixty stories and poems in such quarterlies as Seattle ReviewSlippery Elm, and Mudfish.
His latest book Do Not Think Badly of Me has just been released. The President of Poetry Center San Jose for twelve years, he was selected by the San Francisco / Peninsula California Writer’s Club as Writer of the Year, and chosen for the national website Your Daily Poem six times. His novel, The Sureness of Horses, published by Manzanita Writer’s Press, is available in hardcover, paperback, and electronic formats, and forthcoming as an Audible Audiobook later this spring. Kevin will be one of five speakers for the Bay Area's 28th Annual Writer’s Salon on March 30.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Ralph & Murray By Rick Glaze Cover Image
ISBN: 9781737295136
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Published: Screenshot Publishers - January 10th, 2024