Authors Tell Stories and Free Book Giveaways

This show will feature six authors telling stories about or inspired from recently published books.

Sunday Night Stories

Sun, August 30, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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Authors Tell Stories and Book Giveaways Stacey Gustafson

Given the current times, in a world where all the bookstores are closed, this is an opportunity to hear great stories, learn about excellent books and to support these authors.

Six lucky ticket holders will win a signed book from one of the authors.

This is a virtual online show on YouTube Live. To attend, please register for the event with a donation of any amount, from $1 upwards. We will donate 25% of the proceeds from the show to support Marcus Books Oakland , the oldest independent black bookstore in the country.

Once you secure your ticket, you will receive a link to join the live event shortly before the show begins. You will also be able to watch the replay afterwards with the same link.

NEW! Be an audience member with our “Backstage Pass.” $10.00 gets you a ticket to our private zoom room. Hang out with the emcee and our guest authors throughout the show. Only 15 tickets available – first come, first served.

In addition to our emcee, Claire Hennessy, we will feature the following authors.

Authors Tell Stories and Book Giveaways Stacey Gustafson

Stacey Gustafson is the bestselling author of Are You Still Kidding Me?. She’s also a storyteller, blogger and stand-up comedian. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and other online and print publications.

Shelley Blanton-Stroud teaches college writing at Sacramento State. She co-directs Stories on Stage Sacramento, where actors perform the stories of established and emerging authors, and serves on the advisory board of 916 Ink, an arts-based creative writing nonprofit for children. Copy Boy is her first novel, and she’s currently working on her second. She and her husband live in Sacramento with an aging beagle and many photos of their out-of-state sons.

Christi Clancy is the author of The Second Home (June 2, 2020, St. Martin’s Press). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Sum Magazine and Glimmer Train, Hobart and elsewhere.

Regina Louise is an American author, child advocate, and motivational speaker, who is best known for successfully navigating through more than thirty foster home placements as a ward of the California Juvenile Court system. The story is chronicled in her first book, Somebody’s Someone: A Memoir.

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a girl, she crossed the US–Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey chronicled in The Distance Between Us, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist that has been adopted as the common read selection by schools , colleges, and cities across the country. Her other books include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, winner of a 2007 American Book Award, and Dancing with Butterflies, and a second memoir, A Dream Called Home.

Baba the Storyteller has been a professional speaker since 1994 and is one of the few recognized U.S. born practitioners of the ancient West African storytelling craft known as Jaliyaa. He has received numerous awards over the years for his work as a folklorist, traditional harpist, storyteller, community activist and volunteer. His book, Road of Ash and Dust: An Awakening of a Soul in Africa tells of his journey of self discovery on his journey to West Africa.

For this show we are giving 25% of all proceeds to Marcus Book Stores in Oakland, which is the oldest independent black bookstore in the country, specializing in African-American literature.

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