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Lescroart to speak at National Library Week event in Vacaville

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From page A5 | March 29, 2012 |

Author John Lescroart. Enterprise file photo

Bestselling author John Lescroart of Davis will be featured in conversation with Kathi Kaman Goldmark on Thursday, April 12, at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre. The event is hosted by the Solano County Library Foundation as part of National Library Week.

The theater is in the Vacaville Cultural Center at 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.

Lescroart is known for books such as “The 13th Juror,” “Hard Evidence” and “Damage.” Goldmark is the author of “And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You,” and co-author of “Write That Book Already!: the Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now.”

In addition to their talk, the authors — who both have a background in music — also will perform together at the event, which begins at 7 p.m. A special author reception, for foundation members only, with wine and appetizers starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Huffington Post called Lescroart’s writing skills “a national treasure,” and his 23 novels have been celebrated on the New York Times bestsellers list, including most recently “The Hunter” (January 2012), the latest in the San Francisco-based Wyatt Hunt series.

Libraries Unlimited has included him in its publication “The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors,” his books have been translated into 20 languages in more than 75 countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies.

Lescroart’s first novel, “Sunburn,” won the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Award for best as-yet-unpublished novel by a California author, and “Dead Irish” and “The 13th Juror” were nominees for the Shamus and Anthony Best Mystery Novel, respectively.

Additionally, “The 13th Juror” is included in the International Thriller Writers publication “100 Must-Read Thrillers Of All Time.”

“The Suspect” was the 2007 One Book Sacramento choice of the Sacramento Library Foundation, and was chosen by the American Authors Association as its 2007 Book of the Year. Each of the last several of Lescroart’s books have been main selections of one or more of the Literary Guild, Mystery Guild and Book of the Month Club, and “Damage” made Entertainment Weekly’s “Must” List.

Outside of the book world, Lescroart loves to cook. His original recipes have appeared in Gourmet Magazine and in the cookbook “A Taste of Murder.” He also wrote the forward to Francine Brevetti’s paean to the famous San Francisco eatery Fior d’Italia, titled “The Fabulous Fior: 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen.”

Lescroart is also a singer/songwriter; he performed for a number of years as Johnny Capo of Johnny Capo and His Real Good Band, performing his songs for several years at clubs and honky-tonks in the San Francisco Bay Area. His CDs are available on his website, www.johnlescroart.com/music.

Goldmark, a 2007 San Francisco Library laureate, is also the founder and a member of the all-author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders, president and janitor of “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” Records, author liaison for many high-profile literary events (Book Group Expo, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s Laureates Dinner), producer of the radio show “West Coast Live,” and winner of the 2008 Women’s National Book Association Award.

Goldmark also has written reviews for The San Francisco Chronicle, O Magazine and Publishers Weekly.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre or online at www.vpat.net. For more information, call the Solano County Library Foundation office at (707) 421-8075, or go to www.solanolibraryfoundation.org.

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