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Our First Pop-Up Book Shop and Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

 

Books on the Vine’s first pop-up book shop was open for business Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique, offering early holiday shoppers a chance to check out the work of local authors Greta Boris, Corey Holst, Rebecca Lang, Shauna Roberts, Wendy Van Camp, and PJ Colando.

From historical fiction and Americana humor, to fantasy and ancient world romance, to health and fitness and Regency romance, there was something for just about any reading taste. And what better way to make a holiday gift special than to have it signed and personalized by the author?

If you missed the event, you can still check out our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BOOK LOVERS.

And check out out pictures from the event:

 

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Greta Boris, author of “The Wine and Chocolate Workout”

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Corey Holst, author of “Defender of the Realm” and “Defender of the North”

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Rebecca Lang, author of “The Changelings”

Shauna Roberts, author of “Ice Magic, Fire Magic,” “Claimed by the Enemy,” and “Like Mayflies in the Stream”

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Wendy Van Camp, author of “The Curate’s Brother”

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PJ Colando, author of “Stashes”

 

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Book Spotlight: Stashes, by PJ Colando

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By PJ Colando

Reg. $3.99 kindle | $8.99 paperback

Stashes is set in Michigan, where auto manufacturing and agriculture forged a reliable middle class. It’s Fall 2009, after unfortunate real estate practices gutted the American Dream.

The plot focuses on two couples: the traditional, yet spunky Jackie and her dairy managing husband Steve, and their son, Brandon and his conniving wife, Amy.

When Brandon loses his job and home to foreclosure, he and Amy must move in with the folks, who, with a desire to be as capricious as their kids, leave their homestead in the care of Brandon and Amy to travel the US by RV.

Amy expands the business with pot cookies, dragging Brandon and Jackie into the scheme. As the local bank’s VP, Amy secretly increases the Home Equity Line of Credit that financed the RV. Oops!

Stashes is a comical crossover between family saga and drug caper, satire spun with good-natured American wit and grit.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For 25 years, Pat Jackson-Colando had a thriving practice in speech-language pathology. Publicly she introduced herself with the slogan: “If you can say my name, you don’t need to see me,” knowing that her name and job title were twists of the lip and tongue.

Now, in a real-life plot twist, she has become a published author, PJ Colando, with her debut novel, Stashes. It is Americana humor, fictitious, but real life, an exploration of the contrast between those entitled and those who earn, interwoven in a protracted “I Love Lucy” episode.

PJ’s personal essays and short stories have been published in the ASHA Leader, Indiana Review, Orange Coast Magazine, and The Message. She was a columnist on Lit Central O.C., an online magazine, and her work has been anthologized in Biscuit, OC Writes, Open to Interpretation, She Writes, The Convertible Chronicles, and Wisdom has a Voice. She considers blog posting as a daily writing assignment, the chronicled key to improvement of craft, and is having a blast writing the next novel in the series: Hashes and Bashes.

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Introducing: The Books on the Vine Pop-up Book Shop

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We’ll be kicking off the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Oct. 3 with our very first pop-up book shop at one of Orange County’s biggest and longest-running holiday boutiques.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll feature in-booth book-signings and book sales with some of the region’s top local authors.

Here’s our book-signing lineup:

9 to 10 a.m.: Greta Boris, author of healthy lifestyle nonfiction

10 to 11 a.m.: Michelle Knowlden, author of mystery, science fiction, historical romance, paranormal romance, and fantasy

11 a.m. to noon: Corey Holst, author of young adult / historical fiction

noon to 1 p.m.: Shauna Roberts, author of fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and romance

1 to 2 p.m.: Wendy Van Camp, author of Regency romance

2 to 3 p.m.: PJ Colando, author of contemporary fiction

 

We’ll have signed books and other items available throughout the day for shoppers eager to find the perfect gifts for friends and family.

Want to grab your own? Visit us between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique, 1651 Valencia Ave., Placentia. Entry to the boutique is $2.

Are you an author who would like to join us for a future pop-up shop? Sign up for Author List here: http://eepurl.com/byrOmj.