Special Events at Marina Street Inn B&B
November Local Author Series
Who doesn't like a good bedtime story? Well, at Marina Street Inn Bed & Breakfast, we are taking it to new heights. For guests staying Saturday nights in the month of November, we will be hosting some special guests through this local author series.
During the afternoon wine reception starting at 4:00pm, you will be greeted by some of the Central Coast's best writers. Learn about their journey, be transported within the pages of their book, hear excerpts from their creation, and get a chance to ask them questions. Their books will be available for sale at the inn or you can click on the associated link below.
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Murder in Mariposa Bay
by Sue McGinty
Sue McGinty escaped Los Angeles June 17, 1994, the same day OJ Simpson took his infamous ride. Unlike OJ, Sue had a destination in mind: the Central Coast hamlet of Los Osos. Her goal: writing mysteries, a whole different mindset than tech writing at McGraw-Hill.
She made the most of her newly-found time, publishing 5 Central Coast mysteries: “Murder in LosLobos,” “Murder at Cuyamaca Beach,” “Murder in Mariposa Bay”, “Murder in a Safe Haven”, and “Murder at Smuggler’s Cove.” Her forthcoming coming-of-age story, “The Sojourner Chronicles,” takes place in Detroit during WWII.
On Saturday, November 3rd, Sue will take you on a different type of mystery journey to solve your questions with her book, "Murder in Mariposa Bay".
Learn more about Sue and her writings at www.suemcginty.com.
Colonel Baker's Field, An American Pioneer Story
by Judy Salamacha
Judy Salamacha expanded her coverage of the Central Coast communities of San Luis Obispo County in California by moving her column and free lance articles to Simply Clear Marketing & Media (www.simplyclearmarketing.com) writing for the companies three newspapers and four magazines.
Previously her weekly column focused on Morro Bay, Cayucos and Los Osos/
Baywood and ran in the San Luis Obispo Tribune (www.sanluisobispo.com).
Formerly from Bakersfield, California, she co-authored the interpretive nonfiction biography about the city’s namesake, Colonel Thomas Baker, titled Colonel Baker’s Field: An American Pioneer Story (Bear State Books, 2013) now in its 2nd printing. In 2015 the Kern County Superintendent of Schools sanctioned the donation of 1200 copies of the stand-alone biography to middle schools throughout the county. The effort for the donation was supported by multiple community members and presented to the schools in a ceremony at Bakersfield City Hall presided by Mayor Harvey Hall on November 5th, Colonel
Baker’s 105th birthday. Educator and co-author Sandra Mittelsteadt and the Great-Grandson Chris Brewer, a California Historian, were key to the development of the project as well as Jody Salamacha Hollier, who illustrated and formatted the book.
Learn more about Judy at judysalamacha.com
The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, & the Hilarious
by Diane Auten
Diane Auten learned the importance of communicating effectively when she earned first her bachelor’s and then a master’s degree in communication studies. Diane has been a full-time college professor for 19 years, author of The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious, and consultant in the area of communication. She specializes in helping business owners and individuals improve their
communication and public speaking ability, through traditional face-to face trainings, as well as webinars and consulting with clients one-on-one. She also presents on interpersonal communication topics such as gender communication, family communication, and more.
Diane has worked with leaders across a variety of industries including banking, agricultural, real estate, education, law and more.
Inspiring, fun, and always engaging, Diane brings a wealth of fresh, interactive techniques to every audience. Diane consults with a broad range of clients seeking what we all want: to be heard and understood!
On Saturday, November 24th, meet the author, raise your spirits with excerpts from her book, and learn why Diane decided to write this "Momoir". Learn more about Diane at www.facebook.com/DianeAutenAuthor/ .