New book contains references to area |

New book contains references to area

Area residents will likely have a special interest in “It Came From Citrus Heights,” the first published novel by Don Baumgart.

That’s because the science fiction convention spoof begins and ends in Grass Valley.

In “It Came From Citrus Heights,” the hero is hired to help an alien find his mate at a convention and help them return to their native planet. While at the convention, the hero and his friends uncover a galactic porn ring and encounter alien-nappers.

Baumgart conducted research by networking at science fiction conventions for several years.

Currently the Nevada County Fairgrounds publicist, Baumgart has been a newspaper reporter, an Associated Press editor and a KNCO AM radio newscaster. Baumgart is also a freelance travel writer for national magazines, such as Porthole, a cruise ship magazine.

“It Came From Citrus Heights” has two formats: as a PDF (e-book) and a paperback.

The book is available at or by mail at P.O. Box 2399, Bangor, Maine 04402-2399. Retail price is $12.95.

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