History Press West Authors Out & About Spring 2013

May 7, 2013

Books, Events, News

California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley

by Robin Chapman

California Apricots was part of a recent History Press display at the Museum Store Association Expo in Los Angeles. Find the book tucked amongst seasonal fruit at Draeger’s Market and meet Robin at a special signing of her book June 6 at Andy’s Orchard.

Murder & Mayhem in Portland, Oregon 

by JD Chandler

JD recently swapped stories with law enforcement professionals at a presentation for the Retired Law Enforcement Officers’ Association. Find Murder & Mayhem in Portland on the shelf at Powell’s Books, or join the conversation about Portland’s criminal past on JD’s Portland Crime Facebook page.

Lake Oswego Vignettes: Illiterate Cows to College-Educated Cabbage

by Marylou Colver

There’s still time for Lake Oswego high school students to enter the Lake Oswego Historic Preservation Essay Contest (May 15, 2013 deadline)… Visit the Lake Oswego Preservation Society website for additional details, including cash prizes, or to order your very own “Greetings from Lake Oswego” postcard!

Sacramento Chronicles: A Golden Past

by Cheryl Anne Stapp

Listen to a Capital Public Radio interview with Cheryl (pictured below at a Barnes & Noble author event), or read more about California’s rich history on Cheryl’s blog: California’s Olden Golden Days.

Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present

by Gloria G. Harris and Hannah S. Cohen

Earlier this year, Hannah signed copies of her book and related stories about California’s pioneering women for a chapter of the Brandeis National Committee.

Cascadia Clash: Sounders vs. Timbers

by Geoffrey C. Arnold

This spring, Geoffrey entertained readers at a Powell’s event. Visit the KATU AM Northwest archives to view Geoffrey’s television interview with host Dave Anderson.

Portland’s Lost Waterfront: Tall Ships, Steam Mills and Sailors’ Boardinghouses

by Barney Blalock

Visit Barney’s website Portland’s Lost Waterfront for a waterfront timeline, blog features, and a gallery of historic photographs.

A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms & Ranches: Rustic Southwest Retreats

by Lili DeBarbieri

Next spring, the History Press welcomes Lili back for an Arizona film history Location Filming in Arizona: The Screen Legacy of the Grand Canyon State. Visit Lili’s Facebook page to stay up to date about author events, including special agri-tours, and look for Lili’s Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms & Ranches on the shelf at Tucson’s own indie Antigone Books (pictured below).

California Vines, Wines & Pioneers

by Sherry Monahan

Sherry visits with the Count of California’s historic Buena Vista winery while doing deep research for her recent wine history. Visit Sherry’s Winestry website for more delicious heritage.

This is just a sample of what’s happening. Stay tuned for more information about new History Press titles and author events here in the West.

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