Erika is the author of The Witch's Trinity, about a witchcraft trial in medieval Germany. She is also the author of Woman of Ill Fame, about a Gold Rush prostitute. She writes a column on local history for the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland, and has written several nonfiction books about that city's history. She currently lives in Gilroy.
Someone once said all authors are reinventing the books they read when they were in fifth grade. For me, that's true to a large extent. I was a voracious bookworm when I was a kid (actually shouldn't use the verb "was".... I ***am*** a voracious bookworm!), and I think The Once and Future King, Little Women, Tom's Midnight Garden, The Diamond in the Window, Anne of Green Gables and many, many other YA titles influenced the way I write. Although my novels are for adults, I still love and frequently go back to the YA shelves.
The Witch's Trinity just went to paperback a few weeks ago (Oct. 13), and I am doing several Bay Area readings to promote it:
* 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 19, Books Inc. in Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real #74. 650-321-0600.
* 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, Book Passage in the Ferry Building (bay side), San Francisco. 415-835-1020.
* 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 22, A Great Good Place for Books, in Oakland’s Montclair District, 6120 LaSalle Ave. 510-339-8210.
* 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., San Francisco, 415-863-8688
Marly Rusoff & Assocaites
Three Rivers Press, Heyday Books
Amnesty International, Oakland Heritage Alliance
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