This Saturday, the typical book signing goes into overdrive as eight local authors gang up to let readers know about their latest projects at the Barnes & Noble on Stevens Creek in San Jose. From sex and arthritis self-help books to dystopian science fiction, the genres tackled by this octet range widely, but all share a connection to the Bay Area community.

Timothy Fitzgerald traces his roots in San Jose to before World War I. A longtime student, poet and activist, he recounts his involvement in the San Jose State campus revolt during the 1960s in his memoir The Wawona Brotherhood. Although not a native like Fitzgerald, Audry Lynch and her husband moved from Massachusetts to Saratoga, where she has since then published three books on the life of John Steinbeck; she currently teaches at Mission College. Lynch will discuss her most popular work, Steinbeck Remembered.

June Chen, a local teacher for 26 years, will be on-hand to discuss her debut novel, Seeing the Light. In this story that follows teenaged Rhea on her family’s move from Iowa to California, Chen creates a novel of self-discovery that blurs the lines between adult and young adult fiction.

The Silicon Valley Authors’ Panel will also feature Greg Archer, Betty Auchard, Robert Balmanno, Martha Engber and Carter Multz. All of the authors will stay for a booksigning following the panel discussion.

Silicon Valley Authors’ Panel
Saturday, 1-3pm
Barnes & Noble on Stevens Creek, San Jose

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