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Local authors flock to the library

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden presents An Evening with Local Authors 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

This free event will feature appearances by Todd Borg and Mike White. Other participating authors include: David Antonucci, Gary Cage, Bob Chambers, Luke Hart, Ron James, Sandie La Nae, Christy Olesen, Josée Perrine, Jodie Ruana, and Luther Watson.

They will sell their books, meet readers, and sign autographs.

The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Find them on Facebook, visit, or call 782-9841.

■ Todd Borg is the author of the Owen McKenna mystery series set around Lake Tahoe. His latest book “Tahoe Chase” was released in August 2013. Borg’s novels have won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year and the Best Mystery and Best Thriller awards from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. His series has received many accolades and been praised in major newspapers and magazines.

■ Mike White was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He learned to hike, backpack, and mountaineer in the Cascade Range. He continued to hone his outdoor skills while obtaining a B.A. at Seattle Pacific University. White relocated to Reno after college, where he was immediately drawn to the majesty of the Sierra Nevada. His local hiking books include “Afoot & Afield Reno-Tahoe,” and “Lake Tahoe: Must-do Hikes for Everyone.” He has also written articles for “Sunset,” “Backpacker,” and the “Reno Gazette Journal.” He lives in Reno where he is a featured speaker for outdoor groups.

■ David Antonucci has resided in the Lake Tahoe area for more than thirty-eight years. In 2011 David published “Fairest Picture – Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe.” His goal was to provide complete documentation of Samuel Clemens’ visits to Lake Tahoe. His new book, “1960 Winter Olympics” will be released in November 2013. David lives with his family on Tahoe’s west shore and lectures frequently on the Winter Olympics, Mark Twain, and Lake Tahoe history.

■ Gary Cage has been a minister in Nevada for 34 years. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in religious studies from the Harding Graduate School of Religion. Gary has been an adjunct instructor for Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, Reno. “The Woodsman” is his first novel.

■ Bob Chambers started his own information publishing company, FrontierGold Corporation, after retiring from aerospace engineering. He now teaches others how to quickly and easily publish a book and upload it to the bookstore.

“The 7 Habits of Highly Creative People” is his latest book.

■ The goal of Luke Hart’s book of poems “You’re There I’m Here” is to help the reader listen more to life with their heart. He believes that poetry from the heart is a feeling that can be shared and felt by a listener.

■ Ron James is a retired technical writer. His book “The Yesterday Shoppe” offers helpful information for people experiencing challenging times. Ron lives near Lake Tahoe.

■ Sandie La Nae has the ability to see and communicate with the deceased. She uses her gifts to aid her paranormal research team, the Thin Veil Investigators. La Nae has authored eight books about the properties of stones for divination and healing, and of her investigations of paranormal activity and history in Northern Nevada.

■ Gardnerville resident Christy Olesen “loves a happy ending.” She writes contemporary romances suitable for all ages. An accomplished watercolor and graphic artist, Christy enjoys touring in her vintage travel trailer, reading and gardening. She has lived in Gardnerville for twenty-five years and finds the sun and scenery inspirational.

■ Josée Perrine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in the health field as a mental health counselor and clinical supervisor. She teaches classes in family interaction at the University of Nevada, Reno. Josée works with individuals, couples and families, specializing in counseling survivors of domestic violence. Her book, “The Saber-Toothed Tiger” discusses abusive relationships.

■ While having written for decades, Jodie Ruana’s early works are found mainly on sticky notes and bar napkins. After graduating from college with a degree in economics, Jodie co-founded a small business that created products which were sold in major retail outlets. In 2011 she left that behind to start a writing career. She began with an award winning short “Out of My Way, I have Shopping to Do!” She then merged her technical background and her love of writing humor in her first novel, “Close Call,” a mystery thriller.

■ Luther Watson lives in Carson City. His book “Showdown in Six-Mile Canyon” is dramatic, yet humorous adventure set in the 19th century wild west. He developed the idea for his book as he traveled around Nevada, California, and Utah.

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