Start: 4:00 pm
Kepler's presents Litquake’s first-ever reading featuring Peninsula authors: Harriet Scott ChessmanMeg Waite ClaytonKeith RaffelMichelle RichmondEllen SussmanMarilyn Yalom Moderated by Jane Ganahl Saturday, October 12, 4:00 p.m. Harriet Scott Chessman is a fiction writer living in Palo Alto. Her newest novel, The Beauty of Ordinary Things, is forthcoming in November 2013. Meg Waite Clayton is New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughters. She’s written for The New York and Los Angeles Times. Raised in Palo Alto, Keith Raffel has founded a software company, taught writing to college freshmen, ran for Congress, sequenced DNA, and published four novels. Michelle Richmond is bestselling author of The Year of Fog. Her novel, Golden State, and story collection, Hum, will be published in February. Ellen Sussman is author of three novels: The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This. Marilyn Yalom, a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, is author of numerous books, including How the French Invented Love.
Start: 6:30 pm
Credit: John Lazear Steampunk comes to Kepler's: Gail Carriger and Suzanne LazearSaturday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear When her true love, Steven, is forced to break their magical bond, Noli Braddock decides to join her brother on the crew of the Vixen’s Revenge. It is a beautiful airship, but Noli discovers a dangerous secret beneath its polished exterior—the crew has been hired to steal dozens of priceless Otherworld artifacts.