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The 10 Spot: Local Authors

Sep 04, 2018 02:18PM

For the 10th year, Style brings you the latest stack of accomplished area authors and their published works. In no particular order…


Symmetry: The Physics of Pain and Becoming Pain Free by Patrick R. Mummy, Folsom 

Symmetry: The Physics of Pain and Becoming Pain Free by Patrick R. Mummy


If an engineer developed blueprints for the human body, this book explains how it would be done. It provides answers as to why patients have pain and shows the practitioner how to treat the body as a system, using the laws of physics as the guiding principle. Available at amazon.com 


Daisy and the Dirty Dozen by Brian Wallace, Folsom 

Daisy and the Dirty Dozen by Brian Wallace


When a family of mallard ducks took over his backyard swimming pool one spring, Wallace set out to tell the endearing story of a mother’s care for her 12 offspring and the adventures that took place during their two-week stay by the pool. Available at Barnes & Noble and amazon.com  


My Bones: Poems and Illustrations by Christian DeWild, Folsom 

My Bones: Poems and Illustrations by Christian DeWild


Local musician and singer songwriter, Christian DeWild, offers fun, introspective verses that lead the mind into a hidden melody and bring out the occasional snicker. Each poem is penciled and inked with adroit images that create a sense of motion and humor to accompany the verses. It’s a family read fit for the coffee table. Available at Dimple Records and amazon.com


Things to Know Before I Go: A Financial and Personal Affairs Organizer by Susan E. Dalton, El Dorado Hills 

Things to Know Before I Go: A Financial and Personal Affairs Organizer by Susan E. Dalton


Explore the advantages of having important personal and financial information documented in an organized manner for one’s family in time of need. This book provides fill-in forms to assist people in the event of an unexpected illness, accident, or death through 17 categories, including location of important documents, real/personal property, funeral/memorial, notifications, pets, and more. Available at susandalton.com


Super Sushi Adventures: The Fun Begins by Krithi Munagala, El Dorado Hills

Super Sushi Adventures: The Fun Begins by Krithi Munagala


Nine-year-old Krithi, her pet dog Sushi, and their neighbor’s dog Trixie get pulled into a surreal world of superheroes and adventure. The story of how they adjust to this new world and help create superhero teams around the world makes for an enjoyable read with a message of unity. Available at Barnes & Noble and amazon.com 


The Story of El Dorado Hills by Carl Kowall, Sacramento

The Story of El Dorado Hills by Carl Kowall


This is the story about the birth of a city and the man and his team who created a modern community for a modern time—a story of vision and perseverance and how sometimes the most important part of bringing a vision to life is being able to let go and let others carry it forward. Available at Face in a Book, El Dorado County Historical Museum, Folsom History Museum, Barnes & Noble, and amazon.com 


Dying For a Deal by Cindy Sample, El Dorado Hills

Dying For a Deal by Cindy Sample


Laughs, surprises, and danger mingle in Dying for a Deal when Laurel McKay Hunter joins the PI agency formed by her detective husband. Laurel’s first cases prove to be real killers as she takes on a shady Lake Tahoe timeshare resale company and shadows the fiancé of her former boss. Available at Face in a Book, Placerville News Company, Barnes & Noble, and amazon.com 


Dear Friend: Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer by Gina L. Mulligan, Folsom

Dear Friend: Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer by Gina L. Mulligan


This beautiful collection of handwritten letters offers encouragement to women living with breast cancer. Written by compassionate strangers, these heartfelt letters were gathered by Girls Love Mail, a Folsom-based organization that provides support to people diagnosed with breast cancer. Available at Face in a Book, Barnes & Noble, and amazon.com 


Things I Can’t Remember to Forget by Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, El Dorado Hills


This collection of thoughtful poems is full of ripe femininity and purposeful language and displays Grellas’ unique voice, demonstrating a surety of expression and style. Soulful and deep, these poems ring, and once rung, cannot be unheard. Available at Face in a Book 


How to Make Your Home a Smart Home by Smart Home Professor (Stuart Hamilton), El Dorado Hills 


Learn how to turn your home into a “smart home” using the latest technology to conserve resources, create comfort, and enhance security. Use your smartphone to automate lighting, window blinds, temperature, and irrigation, or just enjoy the one-touch convenience of answering the door, opening the garage, locking the doors, or firing up the spa before driving home. Available at Face in a Book and amazon.com 


by Tara Mendanha


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