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First Oakmont Book Faire features Sonoma County authors

First Oakmont Book Faire features  Sonoma County authors
Oakmont authors will join 16 other local writers on July 9 at the Berger Center for the Authors Book Faire, presented by Nadine Condon and the Soroptimists. Pictured (left to right) are Cynthia Goodwin, Denise Bickert (Soroptimists president), Nadine Condon, Benita Mattioli, Linda Lambert, and Ida Egli.Photo by Mark Parsons

By Nadine Condon

Over 20 Sonoma County authors will be signing and selling their books at the first Authors Book Faire in Oakmont, at the Berger Center from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.

The event is the brainchild of Oakmonter Nadine Condon, to celebrate the release of her rock & roll memoir Confessions: Stories to Rock Your Soul. The Oakmont Wine Country Soroptimists are cosponsoring the event to raise money for the educational fund for girls and women.

Glen Ellen resident Peter Richardson has been getting rave reviews in the national press for his book, Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo. Kenwood’s Rebecca Rosenberg follows up her book on Charmian London with Champagne Widows, her book on Veuve Clicquot. Sonoma resident B. Payton Settles offers her second book Stone Cold Dead, in the Iris DeVere mystery series.

Along with Condon, other Oakmont authors include Ida Egli ( Krisanthi’s War); Cynthia Goodwin

( God-Inspired Devotionals for Daily Life!); Linda Lambert ( The Justine Trilogy), and Benita Mattioli ( Three Days at the Condor).

Noted Santa Rosa author Frederick Weisel follows up his investigation series set in Santa Rosa with The Day He Left. He will be joined by fellow Santa Rosa author Waights Taylor Jr., founder of McCaa Books, who offers Kiss of Salvation, while Mark Tate, from the West County, offers a sequel with Rivers End. Jeane Slone offers a new historical book, She Was a WWII Photographer Behind Enemy Lines. Two poets will also be selling their books: Brian R. Martens ( Three Rivers Gate), and Robin Gabbert ( Diary of a Mad Poet).

A full list of participants can be found at