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Nov 6

November 6, 2015

Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News Launch Party

Join me to launch book #2 of the Hot Off the Press mystery series: Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News. Guest speaker Woody Minor, architectural historian, will talk about Alameda’s Victorian houses and the legend of gold in the walls that inspired Veronika’s latest caper. FREE. Champagne and snacks. Books for sale. All ages — join us, please!

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Sep 13

September 13, 2013

10/6/2013 – Sonoma County Book Launch

Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m. Occidental Center for the Arts. Book Launch: Reaching for the Moon. Doris Diaries, Vol. 2 with Julia Park Tracey. Further adventures of Doris Bailey Murphy in the Roaring Twenties. Slide show and reading, “Doris on Horseback,” featuring Doris and her adventures with cowboys, horse racing, and her beloved steed, Mac. And also more cowboys. Free admission but donations happily accepted! Refreshments sold. (This center was one of Doris’s pet projects, so any donations would have…

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Sep 13

September 13, 2013

09/26/2013 – Cocktail Soiree at the Heathman Hotel

Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. Come to the Heathman Hotel’s world-famous library to meet author Julia Park Tracey, sample Oregon’s pinot noir and the Rebel Girl cocktail invented for Doris. Hear excerpts from the Doris Diaries mentioning the Heathman by name, and enjoy the literary elegance of this renown hotel. The soiree takes place in the Heathman’s priceless mezzanine library containing autographed books only by the authors who have stayed at the hotel. The two volumes of the Doris Diaries…

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Sep 13

September 13, 2013

09/24/13 – Luther R. Bailey’s Legacy: His Architecture and Buildings in Portland

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Doris Bailey (of The Doris Diaries) was the daughter of a prominent Portland businessman and architect: Luther R. Bailey. He designed and built more than 100 homes in Irvington and Rose City Park in the Craftsman style, as well as stately homes, clubhouses, a theatre and church, and helped design the Vista House. Luther Bailey was a business leader and peer of Marshall Dana, and other early 20th century civic leaders. This talk, for members…

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