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8 local authors featured at Saturday meet and greet

Eleanore MacDonald, author of “All The Little Graces,” will be one of eight local writers available Saturday at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters in Grass Valley for a meet and greet and book signing.
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On Saturday, eight local authors will be at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters for a meet and greet with the public and a book signing. The event, sponsored by Nevada County Arts, will feature Kim Culbertson, Heather Donahue, Molly Fisk, Louis B. Jones, Eleanor MacDonald, Lucille Lovestedt, Steve Sanfield and Josh Weil. Each will have a designated half-hour time slot for those interested in speaking with them.

Lucille Lovestedt is a retired speech pathologist who now resides in the Sierra Foothills of California. Her short essays and articles have appeared in several newspapers and in Bark Magazine. She’ll be available from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Josh Weil is the author of the novella collection, “The New Valley,” and his new novel, “The Great Glass Sea,” will be published in 2014. He will be on hand from 9:30 to 10 a.m.



From 10 to 10:30 a.m., Kim Culbertson will be available. She is the author of the Young Adult novels “Songs for a Teenage Nomad” and “Instructions for a Broken Heart.”

Louis B. Jones, author of four novels — “Ordinary Money,” “Particles and Luck” and “California’s Over,” and most recently, “Radiance,” will be there from 10:30 to 11 a.m.




Eleanore MacDonald, author of “All The Little Graces,” will be available from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Up next will be Molly Fisk, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Fisk, a Nevada City poet, just launched a new book of radio commentary: “Blow-Drying a Chicken, Observations from a Working Poet.” She’s also the author of two poetry collections: “The More Difficult Beauty” and “Listening to Winter.”

From noon to 12:30 p.m., poet, storyteller and author Steve Sanfield will be available. He has written a dozen award-winning books for children and young adults. His most recent books are “The Rain Begins Below” and “The Perfect Breeze,” both collections of poetry.

Wrapping up the event will be Heather Donahue, author of “Growgirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot,” from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

This event is free, but donations to Nevada County Arts will be appreciated. For more about the authors, see the full story at TheUnion.com. Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters is located at 741 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. For more information, call 530-274-4002.


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