Thursday, April 29, 2010

Signing with Betsy Brown Braun


Betsy Brown Braun will be signing copies of her new book You're Not the Boss of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12-year-old Child on Saturday May 1st from 1-3 pm.

What parent hasn't thought her child was a brat at one point or another? Whether your child is really a brat, is at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up in a world filled with temptations and distractions, you'll love this book!

It's the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating character traits that are tried-and-true "bratbusters." Full of no-nonsense practical "Tips and Scripts," You're Not the Boss of Me offers just the help you need to deal with many of the more challenging behaviors typical of 4- to 12-year-olds.

With Betsy Brown Braun's humorous, supportive, and authoritative voice as guide, navigating some of the most exasperating aspects of these formative years with confidence and laying the groundwork for your child's future just got a whole lot easier!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Signing with Richard Schenkman


Richard Schenkman will be signing copies of The Girl from Atlantis on Sunday April 25th from 1-3 pm.

Athena Crowley is an ordinary eleven-year-old girl who lives in an extraordinary place: a resort hotel in the Bahamas. Her father is the marine archeologist who discovered the Mythical Lost City of Atlantis, for which the hotel is named. Athena's mother was lost years ago when a freak whirlpool took her away.

Athena goes to school, rides the water slides, and helps out at the hotel's dolphin encounter... a fairly normal life. But everything changes the day an old turtle starts talking to her, and Athena realizes that she can communicate with sea creatures. Determined to understand her roots, Athena takes a risky journey to the undersea kingdom of Atlantica, where mer-people rule, humans are slaves, and dangerous and thrilling surprises await her.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Signing with Manny Pacheco


Manny Pacheco will be signing copies of Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History on Sunday April 18th from 1-3 pm.

Nothing grabs the mind like a finely crafted film. Memorable lines strike an instant impression, and classic imagery provides celluloid art for us to enjoy time and again. Manny Pacheco has studied motion pictures and understands Hollywood at its core. Through his love and passion for the stars of yesteryear, he presents a review of timeless films, which also uniquely capture seldom told accounts of America's story.

Bypassing the legendary stars from the Studio Era's Golden Age, Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History focuses on the character actors and actresses that consistently delivered stellar performances, and it offers a bold fresh new take of our collective past.

Manny Pacheco's extensive career in radio and television has spanned over three decades in Southern California. He hosted the Emmy-nominated In Studio, has written numerous articles on performing, and currently works in commercial acting, voice-over, and radio broadcasting. A graduate of UCLA, he and his wife, Laurie, live in Cypress, California.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Signing with Dennis Vaughn


Dennis Vaughn will be signing copies of The Price of Revenge on Saturday April 17th from 1-3 pm.

"David Fox has a life anyone would envy -- a flourishing career as a lawyer, a condo in Denver, and a beautiful girlfriend, Ellen -- until he begins investigating a lawsuit against the Dever City Ballet. It seems like a commonplace allegation of misspent funds at first, but soon David finds himself caught in a web of blackmail, betrayal, and dark secrets."

"To escape, he'll have to answer some uncomfortable questions: Who was responsible for the embezzlement, and how far will they go to cover it up? What precisely is Ellen discussing in those sessions with her psychiatrist? And is telling the truth worth losing everything? The Price of Revenge follows David across boundaries both professional and personal as he tries to find his way out of the maze of intrigue into which he has stumbled."

A California native, Dennis Vaughn received his bachelor's and law degrees from Stanford University. After a successful career as an attorney, he has turned his attention to writing fiction. He lives in Aspen and Los Angeles with this wife, Linda.