TAHOE BLUES - Reading and Signing

Join us for a reading and signing of Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life at the Lake.


Tahoe Blues is a collection of flash fiction and microessays by 56 writers from Tahoe, Reno and beyond who have this in common: a connection to Lake Tahoe and a tale to tell in no more than 500 words. Topics range from the environment to ghost stories, even futuristic pieces, and, of course, bears. The book is organized by shades of blue, indicating depth, theme and other intangibles.

Tahoe Blues will be available for purchase and signing. For more information go to www.bonafidebooks.com.

Bona Fide Books is a small press in South Lake Tahoe that seeks to connect writers with their readers and help build literary community in the Sierra. 


Joan Atkinson
Joan Atkinson has lived in Northern Nevada for more than thirty years and is still amazed at how bitterly cold Lake Tahoe is. When she’s not riding herd on two lawyers at her top-secret day job, she and hubby Frank are hiking, biking, or skiing, usually within a hundred-mile radius of her home. Joan’s work has appeared in regional magazines and newspapers, and she wrote about beer (!) as a columnist for Rocky Mountain Brewing News. www.joanatkinson.com

Alison O. Bender
Alison O. Bender is a freelance writer and editor. A graduate of Penn State University, she moved west in 2005, living in San Francisco, Rocklin, and Truckee before settling in Reno, Nevada. She now resides at the foot of Mt. Rose with her husband, Jason, daughter, Nora Kathleen, and furry best friend, Cassie. A longtime former editor at Tahoe Quarterly magazine, she loves reading and writing about the Tahoe region; her favorite places include Lake Tahoe’s East Shore beaches and the Mt. Rose Wilderness. She also enjoys writing about travel, architecture, pregnancy, and parenting. www.alisonobender.com

Margaret Elysia Garcia
Margaret Elysia Garcia lives as a mountain woman in the northern Sierra Nevada, though she hails from Los Angeles. She writes for ParentingSquad.com and its sister blog WiseBread.com and has become their alternative parent/rural crazy person.

Mark Maynard
Mark Maynard grew up on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada, a small town that blessed him with enough quirky characters from an early age to populate a lifetime of stories. He left the slopes of Tahoe for the shores of the Pacific, attending college at the University of San Diego. Mark earned his MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. His short fiction has been selected as runner-up for Our Stories’ Gordon Award and as honorable mention in the Torrey House Press Winter 2011 Fiction Contest. His work has also appeared in Shelf Life Magazine, The Duck and Herring Pocket Field Guide, the Tall Grass Wild Things Anthology, and the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market 2010. Mark is the fiction editor for The Meadow literary journal and lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife and two sons where he can sometimes be found performing stand-up comedy at the Third Street Bar downtown. His first collection of short stories, Grind, will be published by Torrey House Press in 2012. www.markmaynard.info

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 6:30pm