A Sneak Peek of our Sneak Peek: Highlights from Interviews with some of the Authors at this Saturday’s Book Launch
What’s it like to write a book? What inspires a writer along their epic journey towards crafting a masterpiece? Here is a sampling of our authors’ thoughts as they write and publicize their books. Meet all of them and more at our free reading this Saturday, June 16th: Sneak Peek 2022.
Meet a Few of the Authors from this Saturday’s Event
“I am grateful for the community I live in, my neighbors, their graciousness, and their gardens. I am grateful for any bits of rain that fall on our parched ground.
Thanks to literature and theater for nourishing my mind, for all writers and performers who share intimacies and emotions so eloquently.”
– Vivian M. Pisano
“Flash has an irrepressible optimism despite his unraveling marriage and the years he lost in the military….As a person who struggles to find his way, Flash would be a difficult friend to have, but dreamers can also be interesting and inspiring.”
“We poets are always looking at the minutiae in search of some truth. And the only truth I’ve been able to find is that this world is hard. Living is hard. Loving is hard. But for every difficulty I’ve faced in my life, I’ve always been rewarded…with something of value.”
– Randall McNair
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve also realized that pure perseverance and discipline can become a recipe for burnout. Just as important as perseverance itself are two other essentials: rest and community. “
– Jessi Honard
This fourth edition of The Winning Family marks a turning point for this mother-daughter writing team, with Kristen Caven’s name on the cover of her mom Dr. Louise Hart’s internationally-acclaimed book, which has been a major part of her life and career. Caven has updated this beloved bible for loving parents for a new era.
“Parenting is the hardest job, and the most challenging we’ll ever have. Parents are in constant need of inspiration, encouragement, and good ideas. We’re passionate about creating families filled with joy and satisfaction!”
When an AI researcher is killed, a super-geek, and the CEO of Distributed Nanotech are thrust into the fight against a world-threatening technology. They join forces with a sentient artificial intelligence and dark web allies to expose a political conspiracy and usher in a new world.
As a cyber-attack moves from Berkeley to South Korea to Kathmandu to Colorado, the only one that sees the whole pattern is Alpha. Together they fight the vicious worm attacking electric girds, cell phones, and nuclear missile silos. They struggle to find the person who loosed this scourge, but of course, it all comes down to power.
“Sentient is probably Hopepunk. Since it’s a thriller, that’s all I can say without disclosing plot lines.”
– Gary Durbin
“The world knows about Gandhi, but this novel showcases the sacrifices of unsung heroes, including my grandfather, who gave their lives for freedom from the British”
– Amarjit Pannu
Originally from Philadelphia and now based in Berkeley, CA, I’m retired from a career in environmental education, community building, and nonprofit administration. I’m writing a memoir in which I view my life experiences through the lens of my relationship with my brother, who was living with my son and me when he died suddenly in 2007. Despite a standard-issue dysfunctional family of origin, my two brothers and I forged bonds that allowed us to build meaningful lives. That’s the story I want my memoir to tell.