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BONNIE MONTE, CATHY ZANE, & E.C. FREY
Tuesday, December 4 at 7 PM
BONNIE MONTE, CATHY ZANE, & E.C. FREY
speaking & signing
The Sleeping Lady, Better Than This, & Entangled Moon
ABOUT THE SLEEPING LADY
Thirty-five-year-old Rae Sullivan owns a thriving home decor shop in the San Francisco Bay area, near majestic Mt. Tamalpais (to locals, The Sleeping Lady). But when her business partner, Thalia, confides that she has a lover in France, Rae's comfortable life starts to unravel. Soon, an anonymous note-writer threatens to reveal the affair, and Thalia--who, unswayed by Rae's warnings, insists on confronting the blackmailer--turns up dead in Golden Gate Park. The police, convinced the crime was a random mugging, are dismissive of Rae's story of blackmail. Then a scandal from Rae's past job comes to light, and the police start to eye her as a suspect. To clear her reputation and ensure justice for Thalia, Rae decides it's up to her to unmask the murderer--despite her husband's objections. Rae's sleuthing leads her to France, where she enlists the help of Thalia's handsome half brother. As they collaborate to catch the killer, sparks fly between them, and Rae has to contend with these newly aroused feelings--even as she strives to outmaneuver a cold-blooded murderer who wants to silence her.
ABOUT BETTER THAN THIS
Sometimes the most enviable life is really a private hell. On the surface, Sarah Jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, wealthy and successful husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, and a beautiful home in an affluent Seattle neighborhood. Her quirky best friend and fellow high school teacher, Maggie, marvels at her luck--and envies her happiness. But Sarah is far from happy. She feels empty and on edge, harangued by a critical inner voice--and as the truth about her marriage and details of her past emerge, her "perfect" life begins to crumble. But just when it seems all is lost, a long forgotten, unopened letter changes everything, and with the support of friends, Sarah begins to rebuild her life. Can she quiet the critical voice in her head and learn to value herself instead?
ABOUT ENTANGLED MOON
It only takes one moment to change everything. Long ago, Heather left her old life behind. Now, she has everything: a marriage to a handsome executive, a managerial human resources position in a powerful multinational, and a beautiful daughter. And she will do anything to keep it that way. But everything has a price. When a bullet ends the life of another woman--an ex-employee whom Heather helped fire--it sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything for which Heather has worked. Events of Heather's past soon collide with her company's wrongdoings, and she must risk everything to expose them. But all she's ever known is the peril of being visible. Frightened and desperate, Heather calls upon her constant childhood friends--friends who long ago saved her from a life of pain--and, together, they will once again face the events of a traumatic night that each has sought to forget. Because sometimes the only ones who can save you are those with whom you share your deepest and darkest secrets--those who know that fear is the price of silence.
ABOUT BONNIE MONTE
Bonnie Monte has been an editor and writer in the Bay Area for three decades. She was a senior editor at a national magazine, editorial director of a gardening catalog, copywriter for major retailers, and managing editor of home and garden books for Sunset.
ABOUT CATHY ZANE
Cathy Zane is a writer, psychotherapist, and former nurse who draws on her many years of working with women and families to create narratives of growth and empowerment. As a lifelong reader, she believes in the power of story to not only entertain but inspire, connect us to our common humanity, and instill hope.
ABOUT E.C. FREY
Elizabeth Campbell Frey has worked in Fortune 500 companies in positions dealing with systems analysis/project management, human resources, employee relations, and affirmative action. After surviving cancer, she switched gears and, during her studies for a master’s in history and non-Western cultures, she focused on water rights and resources and completed a thesis on the Doctrine of Discovery and land issues in Indian country. Born in the Philippines to chronic expat parents, she has lived in too many places to name and now lives in Texas Hill Country with her husband, two gypsy-hearted kids, dogs, cows, chickens, a horse, and a swarm of transient, kamikaze hummingbirds.
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