BOOK SIGNING: Brian Crane, Guy Clifton, & Jake Willers

On Saturday, December 19, from 11 am to 1 pm, swing by, say hello, and get a few signed books for the loved ones on your list!

Pickles comic-strip author Brian Crane (25 Years of Pickles), RGJ reporter and author Guy Clifton (Dempsey in Nevada), and children's book author Jake Willers (Spooner the Bear) will be signing their books at Sundance Books and Music from 11 am to 1 pm.


Brian Crane is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Reuben Cartoonist of the Year Award. Pickles appears in over 900 newspapers worldwide and has been nominated twice for Best Comic Strip. Pickles received the honor in 2001. Crane lives in Sparks, Nevada, with his wife, and they are the proud parents of seven children and thirteen grandchildren—with a fourteenth on the way. His most recent collection is 25 Years of Pickles (from Baobab Press, the publishing arm of Sundance Books and Music) showcases the wry, honest, and heartwarming connection between Earl, Opal, and the rest of the Pickles family, offering readers a chance to look back, even as Pickles continues to pick up momentum for the next 25 years of laughter.  

Guy Clifton is a senior reporter and columnist for the Reno Gazette-Journal, specializing in stories about Nevada and Nevadans. Clifton grew up in the central-Nevada mining community of Gabbs and attended the University of Nevada, Reno, to study journalism. He is a former editor of the Gardnerville Record-Courier and Tahoe World. In addition to his newspaper writing, he has written six books: a history of the Reno Rodeo; two volumes of You Know You’re A Nevadan If…Dempsey In Nevada (about former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey’s days in the Silver State); Johnson–Jeffries: Dateline Reno, a look at the 100th anniversary of the famous heavyweight title fight; and Reno, a photographic history of Reno for Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. 

Jake Willers is an international TV presenter, filmmaker, and author. He has traveled to over 30 countries and filmed in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Jake has hosted 30 wildlife shows, which have enjoyed success in 147 countries and been translated into 25 languages, working with channels including National Geographic Channel International, Nat Geo Wild, and Channel FIVE, UK. In 2007 Jake moved from Cambridge, England to the US and formed NineCaribou Productions, LLC, a production company dedicated to expanding people's knowledge of wildlife and the world around us. Spooner the Bear is a children's book that tells the story of a young bear who's determined to change the trash-eating habits of his fellow neighborhood furry friends.  

Event date: 
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509