Ruthie Bolton, the former WNBA Sacramento Monarchs basketball star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will share her inspiring life story and sign her autobiography, "The Ride of a Lifetime: The Making of Mighty Ruthie," from 2 to 4 p.m. next Sunday at Avid Reader at the Tower, 1600 Broadway, Sacramento; (916) 441-4400.
Bolton was the USA Basketball Female Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated's Best Woman Athlete and one of only four players to be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, class of 2011. She is an Army veteran and the first national spokeswoman for the WNBA's "Play Fit and Stay Fit" youth-development program.
Bruce Holbert for "Lonesome Animals," 7 p.m. at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento; (916) 447-5696.
Darrell Knoch for "Mastering a Healthy Self-Image," 7:30 p.m. at Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis; (530) 758-4040.
Todd Borg for "Tahoe Trap," 3 p.m. at El Dorado Arts Council Gallery, 459 Main St., Placerville; (530) 295-3496.
Cindy Sample for "Dying for a Dance" and Margie Yee Webb for "Cat Mulan's Mindful Musings," 10 a.m. at Placerville News Co., 400 Main St., Placerville; (530) 622-4510.
Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and more, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and next Sunday, 2166 Swetzer Road, Penryn; (916) 663-1608.
Northern California Publishers & Authors will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Merrill Gardens Retirement Residence, 7418 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights; (916) 991-5751. Speaking will be Linda Joy Singleton, on "four steps to create a one-page synopsis." The NCPA welcomes "anyone interested in writing and/or publishing."