Valley resident reading from new novel |

Valley resident reading from new novel

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Minden author Tracy Clark reads an exerpt from her book 'Mirage' in Reno in July 2014. The book was published in June and she'sll be appearing at Sundance Books & Music on Saturday.

Young adult novelist and Minden resident Tracy Clark will be reading from and signing her latest book, "Mirage," at Sundance Books & Music in Reno 2-3 p.m. Saturday.

A mother of two, living in Carson Valley, Clark is a private pilot and irredeemable dreamer. "Mirage" is her fourth book.

Her young adult trilogy — "Scintillate," "Deviate" and "Illuminate" — drew critical acclaim.

Sundance Books is located at 121 California Ave.

Former R-C staffer releases album

Former Record-Courier reporter, author and poet Scott Neuffer has released his first LP rock album entitled "Perpetual Star."

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The self-produced album is being distributed worldwide by CD Baby and is available for streaming and download on iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Tidal, and other music stores. The eight tracks on the debut album have also been incorporated into a sync-licensing program through YouTube and other partners.

"I'm stoked," Neuffer said. "Putting out an album was even harder than publishing a book. It took about a year to record everything and master the songs to sound requirements."

Neuffer is a former Nevada Press Association Journalist of Merit and author of "Scars of the New Order," a collection of short stories published by Underground Voices in 2014.

The "Perpetual Star" webpage on describes the album as letting loose "a brooding, beating indie rock vibe born of lifelong guitar musicianship." Post-rock experimental elements in several tracks stem from homemade recording techniques and effects.

"I learned a lot about music making and sound engineering in the process," Neuffer said.

For more information about the album, email or follow the musician's Twitter page @sneuffermusic.