Sunday, September 30, 2012

Are There Many Good Writers In Tahoe? Yes.

Let's say you're a storyteller and you earn your living by arranging words on paper or computer screen. Unless you're a journalist who has to work from a certain location, you could live anywhere, right?
Pretty much.
That's why the spectacular places in the world have more than their share of writers.
Tahoe is no exception. I've met dozens of writers who live in Tahoe and more who are here part time.
Another writer worth noting is Jared Manninen. In addition to his words, he is an artist and illustrator of note.
Last night we went to a launch party for their recent books. Suzanne has just come out with Almost Somewhere – Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail.
Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Outdoor Lives)
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Suzanne's new book is the story of a hiking trip that she and two other women took on the John Muir Trail. Having read Suzanne's poetry – she has published three collections – I knew she would be a great prose stylist, and Almost Somewhere demonstrates this. I just started it after coming home from the party with my new copy, and I'm already hooked
Jared's book is Mega '99 – Adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker. 
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Jared's book is a fascinating illustrated account of the 2160-mile hike that took 167 days for him to complete.
The festivities were held at Bona Fide Books, Tahoe's very own publishing company owned and run by Kim Wyatt, herself a writer. (And editor and publisher and all-around great person.)
Among other books, Kim recently published Tahoe Blues - Short Lit on Life at the Lake.
Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life at the Lake
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Tahoe Blues features sixty short works of flash fiction and true tales.

Check out Almost Somewhere, Mega '99, and Tahoe Blues,  three very different yet fascinating views into literature by Lake Tahoe writers. 

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