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An Evening of Love and Mysteries, on Zoom
with authors Dan Harder and Paul Madonna

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:30pm

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Multi-talented poet/playwright Dan Harder and well-known writer/illustrator Paul Madonna present their intriguing novels combining lost and discovered love, hidden identities and disappearances. Come join an evening of delicious mystery and romance!

Rancho de Amor

By Dan Harder

To save a New York publishing house facing imminent closure, editor Catherine Doyle travels across the country to the small town of Sisquoc, California, in search of the famous Loretta de Bonnair, the author of the bestselling romance novel that has the nation in a fervor. As Catherine wanders the town interviewing the locals, she realizes no one has ever seen the mysterious author. The only clue to Ms. de Bonnair is a certain handsome cowboy with a penchant for bar fights. If Catherine wants to save her job and the publishing house, she’ll have to get closer to this stranger, even if it means trusting him.

Dan Harder is an award-winning playwright, book author, and poet, as well as ex-cowboy, translator, chef, restaurant owner, and teacher. His work has received several honors, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, the James T. Irvine Grant, the Children’s Choice Award, and so many more. His articles and features have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, on NPR, and more. Dan lives with his wife, Ora Schulman, in San Francisco, California.





Come to Light

by Paul Madonna

From award-winning artist and author Paul Madonna, Come to Light is a boxed set of a three-part, beautifully illustrated mystery novel that weaves a gripping tale of a lost love, a vengeful sister, and the imminent death of a man—unless Emit Hopper can discover the truth in time. Replete with almost one hundred drawings that illuminate this fun and intriguing page-turner, Come to Light is the thrilling follow-up to Emit Hopper’s story, which debuted in Close Enough for the Angels.

Paul Madonna is an award-winning artist and author who combines drawing and fiction in a range of forms, from murals to novels. He has written several books, including the illustrated novel Close Enough for the Angels, and has exhibited his work in national and international galleries and museums, from California’s Oakland Museum to France’s William Blake Association. Paul currently lives in San Francisco, CA.


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