In June at the Fresno Pride Festival I had the opportunity to meet some very interesting people, among those people were members of the Fresno Chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Recently I got the chance to chat with Teresa Castillo, who is the Chair of the Fresno branch, about the tremendous amount of incredible things this group does!
Writers, almost by definition, are dreamers. On January 26, one of my dreams came true. Paradise, Passion, Murder: 10 Tales of Mystery from Hawai‘i was published after nearly two years of preparation and work. This anthology has one purpose, to help improve literacy in Hawai’i. Every participant in this project, from Carolyn Hart --who wrote our Foreword, to the authors of the stories about murder and passion in the islands, wanted to make a difference. Our dream is to see a day when more children--and their parents--can read. Hopefully, together.
Imagine tables filled with over 200 books! Wait – these books are mysteriously wrapped in brown paper, identified only by a label which describes key plot elements. Do you feel lucky? You carefully choose one or more, if you're in an adventurous mood. When you get home and remove that discreet cover to reveal its true identity, will your selection be a total loser or will it rock your world? Welcome to Blind Date with a Book, part used book sale, part library, part guessing game and one hundred percent fun!