Library event features 20 authors |

Library event features 20 authors

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Special to The R-CElizabeth Leiknes is the author of "The Understory," "The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns," "Black-Eyed Susan," and "Let Them Eat Corn," a work in progress.

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden presents “An Evening with Local Authors,” 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

This free event will feature an appearance by local authors Todd Borg, Elizabeth Leiknes, and William Hill.

Other authors participating include: Conrad Buedel and Steve Achard; Dave Anderson; Kaine Andrews; Maggy Anthony; Megan Avila; Victor Brodt; Sue Cauhape; Catherine M. Cavanaugh; Bob Chambers; Linda Chambers; George E. Gruell; Lewis Horton; Sandie La Nae; Janice Oberding; Skip Pardee; Elizabeth Patterson; Ben Rogers; and Cindy Southerland.

The authors will sell their books, meet readers, and sign autographs.

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


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n Todd Borg is the author of the Owen McKenna mystery series set at Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area. His latest book “Tahoe Trap” was released in August 2012.

n Elizabeth Leiknes’ inspiration for her new book “The Understory” came one night while reading her sons a bedtime story about the rainforest. Other novels by her include “The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns,” “Black-Eyed Susan,” and “Let Them Eat Corn,” a work in progress.

n William Hill’s many thriller novels are split between fantasy and the supernatural. His most recent book is “Prey of the Spirit Bear.”

n “Lost Legacy of Carson Valley” by Steve “Dink” Achard and Conrad Buedel is the first comprehensive history of H. F. Dangberg and his family.

n Dave Anderson is the managing editor of “EDGE,” a literary publication of the Tahoe Writers Works (TWW), a group of writers, poets, and other individuals.

n Kaine Andrews has been writing for 20 years. He recently published his first novel, “Darkness of the Soul.”

n Maggy Anthony’s first published book was “Jung’s Circle of Women: The Valkyries.” Recently she published two e-books, “Death is a Crapshoot” and “The Cup of the Ptolemies.”

n Megan Avila is a 19-year-old poet, who has always lived in Minden. She is currently attending Western Nevada College, pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and plans to transfer to UNR and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in English writing.

n Author Victor Brodt is a longtime public speaker and jack of all trades. His book “Jack the Dog and His Boy” was very successful on He is the forever friend of the famous old dog, Jack.

n Sue Cauhape has written for the “Deseret News,” “Reno-Gazette Journal,” and “Our Town Truckee.” Her poetry has appeared in “Ash Canyon Review,” the first Jibboom Street Poets journal, and other regional publications.

nCatherine M. Cavanaugh’s book “A Legacy for the Eight of Us: The Story of Our Early Family Life” is about her life on a farm in the first half of the 20th century.

n Bob Chambers teaches others how to quickly and easily publish a book and upload it to the bookstore.

n Linda Chambers is a poet and children’s author whose books include: “Be Good Boys,” “On a Journey to Mirth,” and “Inside My Grandma’s Pocket.”

n George E. Gruell, a wildlife biologist for nearly six decades, has worked in the forests and rangelands of Nevada and other western states. Through his work in repeat photography, he has recreated more than 500 early landscape photographs depicting changes in wildlife habitat.

n Lewis Horton is the author of “Travels in the Land of the One-Eyed King,” a travel memoir. He is the author of a novel, several short stories, and plays which have been published in five countries.

n Sandie La Nae has authored six books about the properties of stones for divination and healing, and her investigations of paranormal activity and history in Northern Nevada.

n Nevada historian/paranormal researcher and author Janice Oberding has written 13 books. Her “Haunted Nevada” was the first book written about Nevada’s ghosts and history.

n Skip Pardee has been a chiropractor in Minden since 1983. His book is titled “Skip Pardee’s 10 Principles for a Healthier and Happier Life.”

n Elizabeth Patterson’s first children’s book, “Bonners Fairy,” was published in 2011. She has just finished “Mischief and Mayhem,” the third book in the series for ages eight years and up.

n Ben Rogers’ debut novel “The Flamer,” about the boyhood of a closet pyromaniac, was published in 2012. He has earned the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and the Sierra Arts Foundation Literary Artist Endowment Grant for his fiction.

n Cindy Southerland, a cemetery historian and archivist, has been researching Nevada’s historic cemeteries for more than 25 years. Using historic and contemporary photographs, she illustrates how the stories the tombstones reveal are significant to the history of the state.

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