Wendy Schultz

‘Freedom’ tells the next chapter for Jaycee Dugard

Book: “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” Author: Jaycee Dugard Publisher: Simon & Schuster, July 2016, Hardcover, 272 pages “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” is not the story of a survivor of an 18 year captivity — that story has already been told. It’s the story of what happens next, when a survivor must make choices […]

August 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Radical by Nature’ offers a different perspective

Book: “Radical by Nature: The Green Assault on Liberty, Property and Prosperity” Author: Thomas J. McCaffrey Publisher: Stairway Press, published March 2016, 550 pages, paperback and Kindle versions From the earliest beginnings of natural rights to the current state of environmentalism in the United States, “Radical in Nature” explores property rights and the rights of individuals as they have […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Placerville’s Bell Tower tolls for annual brewfest

Flowing like a lazy river of beer between the Jack Russell Brewery Downtown on Placerville’s Lower Main Street and the still under-construction Outbreak Brewery on Upper Main, is the 16th Placerville Bell Tower Brewfest. The brewfest will close Main Street to vehicle traffic from Sacramento Street to Clay Street on June 25, from 6-9 p.m. […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Dust from the Attic’ shares some personal memories

Book: “Dust From the Attic” Author: Bill Carpentier Publisher: Mill City Press Inc., April 2016, 220 pages, paperback “I lost my son once. Perhaps more accurately, I misplaced him. No — wait — I knew where he was.”  So begins a collection of personal memories and idiosyncrasies by El Dorado Hills author Bill Carpentier. In “Dust from the […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘The Lost Generation’ tells the many aspects of war

“The Lost Generation” is both a story of one American’s experiences in the British Army during World War I and the reflections about war of a modern-day soldier as told by author R. M. Hamlin. In his first full-length novel, Hamlin, an El Dorado Hills resident, details the youthful excitement of six Tennessee friends who […]

March 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Lloyd Billingsley’s third novel lays out clearly the story of Colleen Batten Harris, the El Dorado County resident who shot and killed two of her husbands. She was acquitted of the first crime of murdering Jim Batten, only to be convicted of the second murder of Robert Harris 30 years later. From Colleen Harris’ early […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Book review-‘Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids’

The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, by Joanne Kraft, published by Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and ebook versions, 256 pgs. Tiger Moms, beware! “Mean Moms” are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of her children, the mean mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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