Local Authors Book Signing Event at Bay Books


Camille DeFer Thompson, Stacey Gustafson, Julie Royce, Tracy Winslow

What happens when four funny East Bay gals hold a book signing event? A big crowd laughed their way through the evening on Thursday, November 14 at Bay Books in San Ramon. Stories, snacks and prizes galore!

We each read excerpts from our stories in the latest Not Your Mother’s Book…On Home Improvement and On Being a Parent.

On Home Improvement

Here’s a little bit from my story, “He Who Kills Weeds.”NYMB On Home Improvement

“If you’re interested in keeping this job you cannot speak to my husband,” I said to Francisco, the new lawn service guy.  “If he asks you any questions, you must say, ‘No hablo ingles.’  Deal?”

“No problem.  But why?” he asked, scrunching his eyebrows.

“Do you have a minute?” I said, rubbing the back of my neck and pointing to a folding chair.  “Take a seat.”

Read more about the day my husband turned our yard into a land mine in Not Your Mother’s Book…On Home Improvement. Buy your copy today on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Your-Mothers-Book-Home-Improvement/dp/193877812X/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384827585&sr=1-6&keywords=not+your+mother%27s+book

Camille DeFer Thompson has been writing since childhood. She has won acclaim for her fiction and non-fiction published in a number of anthologies. Her feature articles appear online and in print. Camille’s brief foray into home repair has fostered a renewed respect for live current. www.camilledeferthompson.com

Stacey Gustafson writes a humor column called, “Are You Kidding Me?” based on her suburban family and everyday life. Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters and Not Your Mother’s Book ..On Being a Woman and On Travel.www.staceygustafson.com

Tracy Winslow is a SAHM trying not to raise a flock of assholes. Besides crafting cocktails with Zoloft, Tracy can be found cursing, crying into her coffee over her stretch marks and Ouija-boarding her deceased metabolism.  Her stories have been featured in I Just Want to Pee Alone and You Have Lipstick On your Teeth: And Other Things You’ll Only Hear From Your Friends in the Powder Room. When she’s not wrangling children and small animals, she is blogging at www.momaical.com

Julie Royce, attorney, recently published a legal thriller, PILZ, and is editing her historical fiction story Ardent Spirit, about American fur trader Magdelaine LaFramboise. Julie has published two travel guides, has been included in several anthologies, and writes a monthly travel column for www.wanderingeducators.com. Her website and blog are at www.jkroyce.com.



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  1. Stacey, thanks for posting this! I’ve linked it to my blog. And thanks for walking me through the whole book signing process! I couldn’t have done it without you! —Your partner in Home Improvement, Camille

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