Grass Valley nonfiction Western writer Chris Enss and co-author Howard Kazanjian tell a remarkable, little-known and scandalous story in “Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder.” The two will be at Raley Field for a meet ’n’ greet and book-signing from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, before the Sacramento River Cats take on the Reno Aces at 7:05 p.m.

In the 1870s, in the midst of the Gilded Age, America’s sense of Manifest Destiny still prevailed. So it was predictable that the nation would turn its collective imagination to one of the last uncharted regions on the planet, the North Pole.
The Audio Publishers Association reports that the audiobook segment of the $27 billion books industry continues to grow. Further, it cites the results of a survey about why people like them: “I can listen in my car,” “They’re portable” and “They help me multitask.” Toward the bottom of the list is, “I like being read to.”
Todd Borg lives at one of the world’s great destinations – Lake Tahoe – and writes about the adventures of his P.I. character, former SFPD homicide inspector Owen McKenna, who also lives on the lake (of course). In the 12th title of the series, “Tahoe Ghost Boat,” McKenna goes up against a gang of killers to save the life of a teenage girl “with a $2 million price on her head.”
Author Cheryl Anne Stapp can’t get gold off her mind.

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