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18 Mar 2018 11:00 AM | Patrick Raymond (Administrator)


Nonprofit fundraiser features 26 authors from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

February 27, 2018. Nipomo, CA. The Monarch Club at 1645 Trilogy Parkway in Nipomo is the site for a Local Author Fair on Sunday, March 18th, from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

A total of 26 local authors will be selling and autographing their books at the event. Authors hailing from Lompoc to Nipomo to Paso Robles will be participating, and represent a wide range of genres: Mystery/Thriller, Memoir, History, Military, Children's, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Poetry, and Short Story Collections. Authors will be doing readings, and there will be a raffle for free books. It's a unique opportunity to meet the talented authors in this part of the Central Coast.

The fair is sponsored by four nonprofit organizations: Friends of the Nipomo Library, The Coastal Dunes Branch of the California Writers Club (Coastal Dunes CWC), Monarch Radio 107.9 FM, and the Chapter Two Book Club at Trilogy-Monarch Dunes. Each sponsor will have a table at the event to distribute information about their respective organizations.

The idea for the fair began a few years ago, when Coastal Dunes CWC Founder and Trilogy resident Catherine Kitcho began discussions with the Friends of the Nipomo Library and the President of the Chapter Two Book Club at Trilogy, Judy Richards, to find a way to showcase the impressive writing talent in the surrounding area. "We had several challenges," says Ms. Kitcho. "We needed to make it affordable for authors, we needed a large venue, and we wanted to provide some benefit for our local library. The resulting plan came together: host a Local Author Fair as a fundraising event for the Friends of the Nipomo Library. The Monarch Club graciously offered to provide the venue for a good cause in the local community."

Participating authors paid a table fee to the Friends of the Nipomo Library for the opportunity to sell their books at the fair. The four nonprofit sponsors are providing volunteers to help staff the event. Monarch Radio has recorded pre-event radio interviews with the authors; those interviews are broadcast during their programs on 107.9 FM, 6 to 10 AM daily, and streamed online at their website, It's a win-win for all four nonprofit organizations, the authors, and the general public who can attend the event for free. Book tote bags will be given to the first 100 attendees, and light refreshments will be served. Come and join the fun!

Media contact:
Catherine Kitcho 805-343-2851

Sponsor websites:
Coastal Dunes CWC: Friends of the Nipomo Library: Monarch Radio:

Details in brief:

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR: Sunday, March 18th, 11 AM to 3 PM
A Benefit for the Friends of the Nipomo Library

Location: The Monarch Club at Trilogy-Monarch Dunes, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA
Free admission.
Features 26 local authors, drawings for free books, author readings, light refreshments.
First 100 attendees will receive a book tote bag.

The Monarch Club at Trilogy-Monarch Dunes in Nipomo is pleased to announce a new event in our March 2018 celebration of books. We have booked #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Teresa J. Rhyne for a special presentation on Thursday, March 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The event will be held at the Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested for this event: 805-343-7510.

Teresa Rhyne is a lawyer, animal advocate, breast cancer survivor, and Paso Robles resident. She is the author of the memoir, The Dog Lived (and So Will I), a #1 New York Times Bestseller that captures the unusual story of how her beloved beagle's battle with cancer helped Teresa get through her own cancer diagnosis and treatment.  She will also talk about her sequel memoir, The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I), in which Rhyne details how her rescue dogs inspired her to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Her talk, From Tragedy to Target and the Top of the Bestseller List is filled with inspiration and humor. Teresa will be on hand to sell and autograph copies of both books after her presentation.

It’s a great opportunity for book lovers to meet one of our local authors. We would appreciate you sharing this announcement with your readers!  Press release and flier are attached.


From Tragedy to Target and the Top of the Bestseller List
a presentation by Author Teresa J. Rhyne

Thursday, March 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
The Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA, 93444
Free admission, light refreshments served.
Author will autograph books after presentation.
Registration: 805-343-7510


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