Local Authors Night: Gayle Pitman, Donna Love, Dale Lindseth, and Karen Mehringer
07/25/2012 7:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz is a proud supporter of local and independently published authors and we are pleased to celebrate their works with our Local Authors Night series. Please join us for our next evening of book discussion, signing, and Q&A with these four local writers:
Gayle E. Pitman, Backdrop
A former instructor at Cabrillo College and San Jose State University, Gayle Pitman is currently Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at Sacramento City College. Her new book, Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities behind Sexual Orientation Research, provides a timely glimpse into the political, social, cultural, and personal landscape that lies behind LGBTQ psychological research and was the winner of the 2012 International Book Award in the Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction category. Gayle divides her time between Sacramento and Capitola, and she is currently working on her second nonfiction book, which addresses the intersectionality of identities within the LGBTQ community.
learn more at activevoicepress.com
Donna Rankin Love, Walking for Our Lives
“This child will never walk,” the doctor said.
“Wanta bet?” retorted her mother.
Fifty-nine years later, Donna Love walked over 5,000 miles in three peace walks in the United States and in Russia.
In Walking for Our Lives, Donna’s third book in the four years since she turned 80, she chronicles her evolution from a passive homemaker to a passionate peacemaker, and into a life where anything’s possible and one person does make a difference.
learn more at www.donnarankinlove.vpweb.com
Dale Lindseth, Cathching the Kingdom WithinDale Lindseth, an accomplished physicist, spiritual practitioner, and inventor with numerous scientific patents, provides a unified spiritual approach that is ideal for the 21st century seeker of truth. Despite his Lutheran upbringing, he developed a passion to more deeply understand the root cause of the conflicts we face in life. He has devoted the past fifteen years to integrating science with religion and spirituality. Dale believes that true global change cannot occur until spirituality and creativity integrate with science and reason in a manner that is both consistent and complimentary. His work is devoted exclusively to healing through the conquest of ignorance and misunderstanding.
learn more at www.catchingthekingdomwithin.com
Karen Mehringer, Sail Into Your Dreams
Karen Mehringer is the author of Sail Into Your Dreams: 8 Steps to Living a More Purposeful Life, a speaker and grief counselor. In 1998, she and her husband embarked on a life-changing adventure. They took a year off to re-invent their lives to live their true dreams and crewed on a 46-foot sailboat traveling from Fiji to Singapore. Recent residents of Santa Cruz, they love living near the harbor where Karen grew up sailing as a little girl.
For more information, please visit: www.LiveAPurposefulLife.com.