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Westside Author Talk with Clifford Mae Henderson

Westside Author Talk with Clifford Mae Henderson

Award-winning author, Clifford Mae Henderson, is delighted to appear at her neighborhood library, Garfield Park. "We are so lucky to have this little gem on the Westside,” she says. Author of six novels, several of which feature Santa Cruz, she considers libraries to be sacred ground. She has been a proud Santa Cruz resident of Santa Cruz since 1979. When not hammering away at a novel, she, along with her wife, runs the Fun Institute, an improv school for grownups, because grownups need to play too. 

She will read from her latest novel, Bait and Witch, a mystery, and chat with participants about fiction: writing it and reading it. “Just because it’s fiction, doesn't mean there aren’t deep truths in it,” she says. Previous novels have won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, and two Golden Crown Literary Awards. 
About Bait and Witch

Zeddi's cursed with bad luck. A housing shortage in the Bay Area’s Tres Ojos has left her and her nine-year-old daughter, Olive, living in a van. Working as a housekeeper, trying to save money, Zeddi worries about Olive’s welfare. When she finds her friend and housekeeping client, Mags, dead—and something about her death doesn’t sit right—she faces her biggest worry of all.

Mags’ longtime lover, Ida, confirms her suspicions of foul play, revealing that Mags served as high priestess to a dwindling coven of old witches—who are positive that Mags was murdered. Zeddi owes it to Mags and Ida to uncover the truth, but the more she digs, the more she fears that Mags’ love for Olive may have unintentionally made Olive the killer’s next target.

Thursday, August 8, 2024
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Garfield Park
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