Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Marie-Alix Ravel will be signing copies of her new book Marie-Antoinette's Present on Sunday December 11th from 2 - 4 p.m.
Throughout time, there have been people whose deaths changed the world so their lives and messages become eternal in our history books and consciousness.
Marie Antoinette was born in Austria to a life of unimaginable wealth and unquestioned privileges. At the age of 14 she moved to France to marry the dauphin and at 18 became Queen of the most powerful country in Europe. When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, everything changed. Marie Antoinette had to grow up very fast. Despite of all her efforts, she lost everything and finished her life in a small cell of the Conciergerie.
In the confinement of her cell, her life is suspended in time. Tribulation makes her realize who she is and she understands things are taken from her so that she will not remain earthbound and forgetful of her true immortal state. This tremendous transformation that helped her climb the stairs of the guillotine with natural heroism and die as a Queen in 1793 is for the first time ever revealed in Marie Antoinette’s Present.
Marie Antoinette’s Present is the never-before-told true story of a young woman, Kiera, burdened with repetitive nightmares of an old wheel on a cobblestone road, wooden steps, a frisson of cold air on her neck and the bitter taste of metal in her mouth. Emptiness. Silence. Death. In order to uncover the truth behind her dream and its connection to her present and past relationships, Kiera courageously shares her spiritual and emotional journey toward the realization that she was indeed, Marie-Antoinette, the last queen of France.
Marie-Alix Ravel is a researcher in reincarnation. When Kiera Hermine comes to see her, she has a passion for this strange case. Dreams, inexplicable coincidences will push Marie-Alix to conduct a thorough investigation, guided by a strong natural intuition and years of experience. This story is based on real facts, and whether you believe in reincarnation or not, Marie Antoinette’s Present is a moving story in which the present amazingly meets the past.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Richard Fox will be signing copies of The Girl From the Sunset on Saturday December 3rd from 1 - 3 pm.
A famous drugstore on Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Christmas Parade of 1950 are the background for this tale of mystery and intrigue, full of colorful show business characters.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
We have a newly replenished stock of the Mozza Cookbook, all of which are signed by Nancy Silverton!
Check it out for recipes that would be great additions to your Thanksgiving table -- like the rich Cauliflower Gratinate, the beautiful Roasted Carrots Siciliana, or her famous Butterscotch Budino!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? If you have, then you should come to Chevalier's Books this Saturday, November 12th, between 1-3 pm for a complimentary memoir consultation with Allene Symons, publisher of Forked Road Press. She'll be featuring the title "From Monks to Mountain Gorillas", which is just one of the memoirs published.
From Allene's website:
"When I began teaching "Introduction to Writing the Memoir,"I brought to my classes a background in college teaching, publications editing, and two decades of professional book reviewing (including memoirs).
After creating and offering the class in the Continuing Education Writing Program at California State University, Fullerton, the program was cancelled -- so at the urging of my students I began specializing in private memoir coaching.
Stephen Foster will be signing copies of his book Awakening the Actor Within this Sunday, November 13th, from 12 - 2 pm.
"Awakening The Actor Within" is a 12-week workbook aimed at helping actors recover and discover their highest goals and ambitions. It resulted from over 15 years of acting, writing and teaching. It focuses on the subject of healing from acting "blocks" and getting the courage to act again after being discouraged or disappointed. It aims to free an actors creativity and build a healthy foundation.
A spiritual workbook that initiates creative expansion and growth for actors, it teaches a simple, friendly, non-critical approach called “Acting Practice”. Actors are taught to form healthy acting habits and rebuild confidence. The book guides actors through a series of weekly exercises that empowers them with practical tools to overcome their "blocks" (fear, anger, self-loathing, jealousy, sabotage, and money).
“C. Stephen Foster's 'Awakening the Actor Within' is both a revelation of the actor's art and a celebration of the artistic life. This is not merely a book of procedures but, rather, a serious, informed, and delightfully engaging exploration of the inner geography that shapes every awakened actor." (-Scott Wilkerson, Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University and author of "Threading Stone.")