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<strong>SUNDAY (Jan 12)</strong>

<strong>Wendy Tokunaga, How to Hire -amp; Work Effectively with an Independent Editor,</strong> 3 p.m., Redwood Writers, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Info, <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.

<strong>MONDAY (Jan 13)</strong>

<strong>Dining With Authors,</strong> 6 p.m., J. Slone, ("She Was A Spy During WW II," historical fiction), Kiera Stewart ("Fetching," middle grade fiction), Susana Solomon ("Point Reye's Sheriff's Calls," fiction), Alica Schooler Hugg ("Granny Does Europe," memoir), Ayin Weaver ("Bleeding Through," fiction). Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. Reservations, 544-2491 or info@jeaneslone.com.

<strong>Novato Poetry Farm with Donna Emerson,</strong> 7 p.m., Dr. Insomnia's Coffee -amp; Tea, 800 Grant Avenue, Novato. Info, (415) 897-9500.

<strong>TUESDAY (Jan 14)</strong>

<strong>Gregory Orfalea, "Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California,"</strong> 7 p.m., Copperfield's Books, 850 4th St. at Cijos, San Rafael, (415) 524-2800, copperfieldsbooks.com.

<strong>Thomas Moore, "A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World,"</strong> 7 p.m., Community Church of Sebastopol,1000 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol. Check <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com/" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com </a>for additional local appearances and times.

<strong>THURSDAY (Jan 16)</strong>

<strong>Glenda Carroll, "Dead in Water,"</strong> 7:30 p.m., Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779, <a href="http://www.readersbooks.com" target="_blank">www.readersbooks.com</a>

<strong>FRIDAY (Jan 17)</strong>

<strong>Tiffany Baker, "Mercy Snow,"</strong> 7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<strong>Evolution of a Woman,</strong> 7:30 p.m., Clear Heart Gallery, 90 Jessie Lane, Petaluma. Friday and Saturday tickets: <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/526630" target="_blank">www.brownpapertickets.com/event/526630</a>. Sunday tickets: <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/526632" target="_blank">www.brownpapertickets.com/event/526632</a>.

<strong>SATURDAY (Jan 18)</strong>

<strong>Writing Workshops: Bird by Bird and Beyond,</strong> 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Theo Pauline Nestor, Candace Walsh, and Tanya Taylor Rubinstein followed by a keynote speech and book signing with Anne Lamott, Writing Workshops: Bird by Bird and Beyond, 8:30 a.m., Great Blue Heron Ballroom, Sonoma Sheraton, 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma. More information at: <a href="http://writingismydrink.com/bird-by-bird-and-beyond" target="_blank">writingismydrink.com/bird-by-bird-and-beyond</a>

<em>To submit book events for consideration in this column, contact Sara Peyton at sara.peyton@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance of the event.</em>