Art & Culture

Authors’ Expo at Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library

The event will be an opportunity for the public to meet local authors and ask questions after their presentations. 
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San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary will host five local authors on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 12:00 to 2 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to hear local authors speak about their written work.

Jim Ostdick, author of "Palomino Nation." This book chronicles Ostdick’s 2016 coast to coast walk across America in support of the R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation.

Julie F. Morris, author of “Exit Strategy.” Her novel is based in the fictional town of Las Flores and is about a nationwide E-Coli outbreak. Finigan Morris set the story in 2008 to coincide with the housing and financial crisis and bring to light the financial struggles of agricultural workers.

Joyce Oroz, author of “Pushing Up Daisy.” Oroz worked as a commercial artist for many years until she rediscovered her love of writing. Joyce lives in California, where she conjures up incredible mysteries for her protagonist, Josephine, to solve.

Laynee Reyna, artist and author of “Wolf Dreamer of the Longest Night Moon” illustrates the exquisite beauty of nature and expands awareness and respect for the nobility of wolves. Elayne was a military medic during wartime and she is an honored veteran.

Jeff Sunzeri, author of “The Nevada Club,” History of Reno's Nevada Club Casino, Fitzgerald's Hotel and Casino. He writes of illegal gambling in Detroit, and the early days of Reno. Includes Primadonna, Harrah's, The Horseshoe, and other downtown Reno casinos. This book includes beautiful, original, scarce, and historic photos with many in full color.

A question and answer period and book signing will follow.

Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library

801 Second Street, San Juan Bautista, CA


For more information about the event:

Call 831-623-4687 or Email: [email protected]


About San Juan Bautista Library Auxiliary:

A Non-profit group that supports the San Juan Bautista City Library (aka Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library) by helping to bring in new educational programs to the community.

Bernadine Belaski-McGee

Bernadine Belaski-McGee is a freelance photographer and graphic designer. She is a part-time city employee at Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library in San Juan Bautista. Her passion includes fine art photography, writing, creating fun educational programs and planning events.