Authors Luncheon 2014




The 2014 Authors Luncheon will be held at the Rancho Solano Clubhouse, Sunday, November 2, 2014. To puchase tickets please visit the Solano County Library Foundation website.



Meet the Authors


James Rollins

In each of his highly original international thrillers, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins (Black Order, Map of Bones) unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets with the breakneck speed of a roller coaster ride. Rollins seamlessly includes scientific facts and theories that will draw you in and keep you thinking long after you've finished his books. Rollins' latest thriller, The 6th Extinction, was released in August 2014.







 David Corbett

Aspiring writer? New York Times Notable Author David Corbett (Blood of Paradise, Do They Know I'm Running?) offers a unique and indispensable guide for creating captivating characters that come vividly to life on the page. Corbett's lavishly praised The Art of Character shows how to utilize the rich material in our own lives and the world around us to shape unforgettable, three dimensional characters.







 Yiyun Li


A profound, elegant, and intricately plotted mystery is at the heart of Kinder Than Solitude, a magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li Rich in characters and seasoned with insights into multi-faceted contemporary Chinese culture, Li's work has garnered numerous awards and expansive international praise. Ms. Li is also the author of The Vagrants. Newsweek Magazine calls her "one of America's best young novelists."








 Loriene Honda

Loriene Honda, a child and adolescent psychologist who works with abused and traumatized children, often uses art as a way to help children gain safe distance from painful memories, and as a tool for recovery and healing. Her beautiful children's book, The Cat Who Chose to Dream, with a poignant foreword by George Takei, shares the story of Jimmy the cat's incarceration at a World War II internment camp with his Japanese-American family.







 Jeff Dwyer

Paranormal investigator, lecturer, consultant, psychic, and doctor, Bay Area native Jeff Dwyer is the author of an 8-book series of nonfiction guides for ghost hunters. Ghost Hunter's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area (also Napa Wine Country, Gold Country) is an inquisitive and informative supplement to traditional tourist guidebooks. Sometimes scary, quirky or tragic, Dwyer's guides offer meticulously researched haunted histories.







 Rachael Herron


911 dispatcher by night, avid knitting enthusiast/blogger and celebrated romance novelist by day, Rachael Herron reveals in her memoir (A Life in Stitches), how when life unravels there's a way to knit it back together again, many times into something better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, her latest, Pack Up the Moon, is receiving rave reviews. She's a New Zealander as well as an American.




ACT/SAT Practice Tests


John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo ACT/SAT Combo Practice Test: Sat, Oct. 18, 12-4 p.m. ACT vs SAT: Thur, Oct. 30: 5- 6 p.m.




Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center, Thursdays at 7 p.m. 10/16: Intro to Composting. 10/23: Active/Passive Composting. 10/30: Vermicomposting-Worms!




Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, Thurs, Oct 30 at 7 p.m. Ages 5+


Inventor's Lab


Lawrence Hall of Science: hands-on science and engineering projects. Springstowne Library, Nov 12 at 4 p.m.; Suisun City Library, Nov 90 at 5 p.m.


Geneaology Resources at your Library


Resources and workshops to help you research your family history .


Halloween Events and Mystery Nights


All month long events with crafts, costumes, mysteries, crime scenes and even bats...


Free Flu Shots


Free Flu Shots/ Vacuna Contra La Gripe Gratis. Oct 6 - Nov 10. Click image above for dates, times and locations.


Voter and Election Information


Are you registered to vote in California? Oct 20 is the last day to register for the Nov 4 election. Registration is easy at


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