Oakland Museum of California is offering Fertile Soil in its bookstore!
Recent Events and Press
PRESIDIO BOOK CLUB READS FERTILE SOIL--GUEST SPEAKER AT DISCUSSION
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, OCTOBER 6TH, 2017
Thanks to the Presidio Book Club for selecting my book and then talking it over with enthusiasm. I loved being invited to join the club meeting where the ladies peppered me with questions and opinions. Really fun and great discussion. They were good sports about me doing my California history trivia questions for raffle prizes!
OAKLAND MUSEUM FRIDAY NIGHTS--ARTIST BOOTH
OAKLAND, CA, MAY 12TH, 2017
Great weekly event in downtown Oakland which promotes history, the arts, culture and learning. It was awesome to try delicious food truck fare, listen to the music, talk to lots of interesting folks and sell some books.
HOMETOWN AUTHOR EVENT--READING AND BOOK SIGNING
LOS ALTOS PUBLIC LIBRARY, LOS ALTOS, CA, MAY 4TH, 2017
What fun it was to have childhood friends and their parents, who all meant so much to be growing up in Los Altos, show up to listen to some stories and share the memories. I loved the hometown interest and support. Coming full circle was pretty cool.
THANKS PRESIDIO BOOK CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO AND OLD CAPITOL BOOKS OF MONTEREY
FOR THE GUEST SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES THIS SPRING.
I loved meeting the enthusiastic readers in both settings and speaking with them about California stories and history.
AUTHOR EVENT AT BOOK PASSAGE IN MARIN
CORTE MADERA, CA, APRIL 4TH, 2017
It was so fun to have long time friends come listen to a reading and then also to meet locals who love books and California. I so appreciate the venerable Book Passage supporting independent and new authors.
NOSARA BOOK CLUB GUEST SPEAKER,
NOSARA, COSTA RICA, MARCH 7TH, 2017
Thanks to the Nosara Book Club ladies for selecting my book to read and inviting me to be a guest speaker during the discussion. Great questions, fun conversation. I so appreciate their interest in my characters and stories.
BOOK LAUNCH AND AUTHOR EVENT
OLO ALAIA SURF AND BREW, NOSARA, COSTA RICA, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017
About 60 friends, neighbors and tourists showed up to celebrate the book's launch, listen to some stories, drink great craft beer and eat delicious treats in the cool Olo Alaia surf shop, beer and coffee bar. Friends from 5 to 90 joined in! Thanks for the support and enthusiasm, Nosara. You've all been amazing supporters!
GUEST SPEAKER AT DEL MAR ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NOSARA, COSTA RICA
4TH AND 5TH GRADES, JANUARY 20TH, 2017
NOSARA ART FAIR, JANUARY 15TH, 2017
GUEST SPEAKER, BOOK CLUB, DECEMBER 8TH, 2016
Mary joined members of the Pelada Heights Book Club in Nosara, Costa Rica for a lively discussion. The ladies revealed their favorite stories, debated character motives and analyzed Mary's style and language. She answered a wide array of questions on social issues like homelessness and income disparity, to California history and story ideas, to the influence of her education career background and the realities of publishing and marketing.
Weekend Arts Spotlight, The Tico Times,
Costa Rica's legendary English language newspaper
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH
BOOKSMART, MORGAN HILL, CA, OCTOBER 1ST, 2016
About 30 friends, family and community members joined Mary for her book launch celebration and author signing event.