Poetry, Cliff-hangers, and the Surprising Pig

The 2018 Holiday Showcase at Book Passage in Corte Madera gave great women writers (and one brave man!) the opportunity to show off their variety of literary styles and stories. Our Chapter President, Brenda Knight, MC’d the event and kept the flow going. Books were flying off the shelves afterwards, and a couple of authors sold out!

  • The poetry that sang of Bach, and made us sway to tall trees in the the Amazon.
  • And the stirring cliffhangers: did Daniel escape from the deadly river sand bog? Does Lena get her visitor visa and escape the looming Nazi invasion of Paris?
  • The stories of courage and triumph and heartache, transcending suffering.
  • The story of the pig who falls asleep – passes out, in fact – to the sound of Bach.
  • The books, which would be shelved in the Children’s department, but were for all ages to feel uplifted, entertained, validated, and recognized.

The authors and their books were:

Megan Clancy, The Burden of a Daughter; A Novel

Kim Collins, F is For Feminist

Elise Marie Collins, Super Ager

Lynn Dow, Nightingale Tales: Stories from My Life as a Nurse

Diane Frank, Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place

Lynn Goodwin, Never Too Late, From Wannabe to Wife at 62

Joan Gelfand, You Can Be A Winning Writer

Saeeda Hafiz, The Healing: One Woman’s Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches

Mary E Knippel, The Secret Artist

Marylee MacDonald, Bonds of Love & Blood

Mary Mackey, The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974 to 2018

Duncan MacVean, My Patients Like Treats: Tales from a House Call Veterinarian

Sharon McElhone, Basta: Anthology Dedicated to Helping Immigrant Women

Fran Quittel, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party

Barbara Ridley, When It’s Over

Bev Scott, Sarah’s Secret: A Western Tale of Betrayal and Forgiveness

Renate Stendhal, Kiss Me Again, Paris

Michelle Travis, My Mom Has Two Jobs

Sue Wilhite, 21 Templates that Run Your World

Many thanks and congratulations to all the authors, and to Book Passage of Corte Madera for such a great event!