Being a part of the Salinas Library’s Local Authors Panel was most enjoyable and rather exciting. I was honored to be asked to join the group of outstanding and noted authors who reside in this area. Each writer had a unique vision and shared what inspires them and their work. I want to thank those who came to the lecture/discussion and the amazing folks at the Salinas Library for arranging such a wonderful event.


I did experience a bit of a techno-panic when I found out that I wasn’t going to be able to access my powerpoint notes from my ‘puter… my laptop was going to be on a stand in the middle of the floor and not right in front of me. So… I winged it. I was able to remember the gist of my speech from the podium…. C’est la vie… it actually worked out fine… panic2b_panel2Steinbeck_library2