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34 Top Book Awards Authors Should Pursue for 2015
11 February 2015
Book Reviews, Kids' Book Review, Tweens
34 Top Book Awards Authors Should Pursue for 2015
Should authors enter book award contests? YES!! Pursuing and winning book awards gives authors the right to say they are an “Award-Winning Author.” Doesn’t that sound better? Of course it does, and you get a little magic that comes from a third-party endorsement because an authority says your work is worthy, and that’s priceless.
How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website
30 April 2013
Book Reviews, Kids' Book Review, Tweens
How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website
The author website or blog is an essential book marketing tool, and it’s important for authors to understand how to get people to their site. Google Analytics (a tool for measuring website traffic) tracks four different ways that visitors land on websites. Let’s take a closer look at these four sources of author website traffic.
Bad Reviews Suck…and Why I Don’t Care
18 July 2012
Book Reviews, Kids' Book Review, Tweens
Bad Reviews Suck…and Why I Don’t Care
Let’s talk about reviews, shall we? We’ve all read instances where an author acts poorly in the face of a one or two-star review. It’s usually referred to as ‘authors behaving badly,’ usually for good reason.
The Road to London
03 December 2014
Book Reviews, Kids' Book Review, Tweens
The Road to London
Well it's not every book that opens with a poem drawn from Middle English, and not Geoffrey Chaucer either. This immediately tells the eager reviewer two things: one, this novel is likely to be a fabulous adventure; and second, that the writer doesn't mind challenging the reader's intelligence in a good way. Indeed this novel is an adventure, with its goal being the narrator's move from his birthplace near Milan to London in his twenty-sixth year. This adventure, though, is an internal one, exploring neither the Nile nor the Zambezi, but rather the unknown bends and rapid currents of growing into one's self.
Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster
12 January 2015
Book Reviews, Kids' Book Review, Tweens
Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster
This book is about a little dog that wants some attention and somebody to play with. The man is too lazy and the cat is boring and just licking its paws. Then he comes up to this enormous green monster and plays lots of games with the monster even though the monster doesn’t want to play. The monster tries to go home but the puppy sneaks in. What will happen next? You have to read the book to find out.

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BAY AREA AUTHOR EVENTS

March 2, 2015
Left Coast Writers Literary Salon
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: March 2, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Left Coast Writers®
A Literary Salon Led by Linda Watanabe McFerrin
1st Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year
Left Coast Writers meetings provide literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Many local authors are active members of this group. Meetings feature presentations by Bay Area literary figures. In addition, LCW hosts a variety of other activities to launch the books of members, to explore publishing
alternatives, and to network with others in the industry.
March 4, 2015
Author Talk: Working Stiff
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: March 4, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Location: Mission Bay Library, 960 4th Street, San Francisco
Description: Please join San Francisco residents Dr. Judy Melinek, an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, and her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell, for an author reading and discussion from their New York Times' bestselling book Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner. Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
March 5, 2015
Radar Reading
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: March 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Location: 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Latino/Hispanic Rooms A/B
Description: The Radar Reading features the best in emerging and underground writers. This month Breanne Fahs, Faith Adiele, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, and Jordan Karnes join us. Hosted by Michelle Tea.
March 7, 2015
Market to Table: Cooking Demonstrations by Cookbook Authors
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: March 7, 2015 - 12:30 pm
Location: Book Passage at the Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Description: On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. Book Passage will be there with the books.
March 8, 2015
Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith
Starts: 11:00 am
Ends: March 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Author Appearance - , “” Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: Sunday Morning Storytime with Christopher Smith at Book Passage, Corte Madera
Starting September 12!
Sundays • 11:00 am • Free
Summer is over and Christopher is back! Singer-songwriter Christopher Smith has been writing music and performing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Smith writes well-crafted story songs that aim for the heart. Children of all ages—and adults—love him!

These events are free and take place at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, unless otherwise noted. For information or to reserve autographed books, call 415-927-0960 or go to http://www.bookpassage.com.
The Writing Mamas Salon®
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: March 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: Book Passage - 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Description: The Writing Mamas Salon® at Book Passage, Corte Madera
A Writing Group • Led by Dawn Yun
2nd Sunday each month • Corte Madera store • 5:00-8:00 pm • $200 per year
The Writing Mamas is where motherhood and writinghood combine to create the perfect neighborhood. At The Writing Mamas, you have a comfortable and nurturing place to write, develop writing buddies, improve your writing, get published, and learn how to maximize your reach through social media. Last year five Writing Mamas had their first books published!!! Why not you? The Writing Mamas generally meet on the second Sunday of every month. Please note: exceptions are made to accommodate speakers or due to holidays. Visit http://www.bookpassage.com/writing-mamas-salon.