Caroline Lawrence for "The Case of the Deadly Desperados" (the first entry in her new "Western Mysteries" series for children, set in Virginia City in the early 1860s), 6:30 p.m. at the Ella K. McClatchy Library, 2122 22nd St., Sacramento, (916) 264-2920. She is also author of the award-winning "Roman Series" of historical novels for young readers.
Rachel Cherie Wood for "Treachery at Martinique Isle," 3 p.m. at It's a Grind, 7451 Foothills Blvd., Roseville, (916) 782-4746. Also: 10 a.m. May 5 at Shady Coffee and Tea, 325 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, (916) 742-4117; and 1 p.m. May 12 at Edwin's Coffee and Tea, 2600 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, (916) 632-9753.
Jack Parker for his three-book "Adventure" series, 11 a.m. at the Orvis Store in the Fountains center, 1017 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, (916) 783-9400. Also at 11 a.m. next Sunday at the same venue.
More than 10,000 books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes, 8 a.m. to noon at 2166 Swetzer Road, Penryn, (916) 663-1608.
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