HOUSEBOATS OF SAUSALITO

an old houseboat

This one needs a face lift.

I’m waiting for a new shipment of                        A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO. Meanwhile, as houseboats, and the people who live in them play a big part in the book, I thought you might like to see some pictures.

The Valejo, Varda's home.

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Of course, the only ones I’ve pictured that were here during the 50’s and 60’s are the one that needs a facelift, and the Vallejo, a former ferry boat purchased by artist, Jean Varda (a character in the book) and Alan Watts.

 

 

One of the unique houseboats in Sausalito

One of the unique houseboats in Sausalito, the Owl.

Most modern houseboats are built on a concrete barge that rises and falls with the tide. Some, however, are attached to pilings  imbedded in the Bay.

 

Houseboats are still a major player in Sausalito!

A cute little house on a boat

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Houseboats of today

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DO UNTO OTHERS . . .

Good morning, Friends,

Last year's reading for "Driven to Rage"

Last year’s reading for “Driven to Rage”

I’m getting ready to submit an order for more copies of A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO! They sold well at Book Passage, and I have orders for more. I used to think the most boring part of giving a book talk was that you had to sign all those copies afterwards. How wrong I was! It’s thrill to do that, to notice people lining up to get your signature, and a chance to speak to each person individually.

It’s a two-way street. Every writer who desires the support of others, needs to support them in return. Please attend as many of their book events, as possible. If you can afford it, buy their books. Offer specific comments or questions, and do a book review on Amazon if you like the book. It means a lot to all of us. If you’re not a writer, bless you for your support. If you are a writer, write on!

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Best  to all of you,

Carol

 

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TONIGHT’S BOOK LAUNCH!

Dear Friends,

Book Passage Launch

Book Passage Launch

My book launch for A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO was tonight at Book Passage. What a high! It’s always a remarkable, affirming experience to actually speak to a live audience. It can go to your head, when you think about the fact that famous writers and politicians like Elizabeth George and Bill Clinton have sat on that same platform. About half of those present bought the book. I received lots of support from folks I knew and those I didn’t. Many other writers  I know were there from the various writer organizations I belong to, and many from Sausalito. I expect to have other readings in the near future. The event was recorded, so hopefully I’ll be able to put some video on YouTube and this web site soon.

I’d like to thank the best book store in the Bay Area, Book Passage, the Left Coast Writers who provided the launch, and those who served me well tonight. They are Teresa LeYung Ryan for interviewing me, (a wonderful writing coach) Roberta Maloy for recording the event and Wanda Henson for setting up refreshments, and of course, those who attended and those who purchased a book.

You may A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO  from Amazon,  Book Passage, or contact me directly at casheld@gmail.com.

Still riding high,

Carol

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BOOK LAUNCH FOR “SLEUTH”

The corrected copy of A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is now available on Amazon! Yea! You can order it in print or as an e-book. Please, if you like mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy this one. Remember, you can read the first chapter on this blog: http://www.carolsheldon.com

Last year's book launch for "Driven to Rage"

Last year’s reading for “Driven to Rage”

Left Coast Writers is giving me a Book Launch with reading/signing at Book Passage Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 in Corte Madera. If you’re in the area, please come. Teresa LeYung Ryan (center in photo) will once again interview me. Refreshments will be served.  It’s all so exciting. Wish me luck!

Blessings,

Carol

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TRIALS AND TOURS

Pelican Inn

Pelican Inn

Hi Book lovers,

I received my first printed copy of A Sleuth in Sausalito last week, but alas, as I proofed it once again I found many errors, and sentences I thought needed re-wording. I think the writer sees what’s supposed to be there, not what is.  I gave it to another proof-reader who found several  more instances of missing words like is and the. So it will take a couple of weeks to get the corrected copy available on Amazon. Agh! I will let you know when the corrected copy is ready to order on Amazon.

Old military Admin offices in the headlands battery.

Old military Admin offices in the headlands battery.

Meanwhile, yesterday my friend and I took a tour around the headlands, visited some real sites where scenes in the book take place—the hostel where Gwen stays, the building in the headlands where the climax of the book occurs, the road with all the switchbacks down to Stinson Beach, and Pelican Inn, a very quaint English style pub and restaurant.

Hostel in the Headlands

Hostel in the Headlands

Be well,

Carol

Pelican Inn

Pelican Inn

 

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A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO AVAILABLE!

Hi everyone, A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO is finally born! You can order it on Amazon in print or e-form. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that this book has been my main project for the past year. Ah, the euphoria of finishing a book!

an upscale hotel in downtown Sausalito

an upscale hotel in downtown Sausalito

It’s been exciting researching the 60s, talking to old-timers in this area, driving around the headlands, etc. to get a sense of the area, and make sure I get the roads right. If you enjoy mysteries, I’m sure you’ll like this one. A few folks are talking me into making a series, so I’m already brainstorming “A Sleuth in Mill Valley”. You can learn more about this book and read the first chapter on my blog: http://www.carolsheldon.com.

Carol Sheldon

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A SLEUTH GOES TO PRESS!

One of many hidden stairways

One of many hidden stairways

A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO GOES TO PRESS!
You can get your copy through Amazon right now in print form! The title is already up. It’s been a labor of love–meeting old-timers, getting to know this town I live in better, all the writing, re-writing, etc. It’s so rewarding to finally give this gal birth. The first chapter will soon be up on this blog.

I’d love to get your comments, on my blog, or be the first to write a review on Amazon! I’ve appreciated your support in the past, and look forward to it again. I’m sure you’ll find A SLEUTH IN SAUSALITO a roller coaster of a ride. Vicki Weiland, noted editor and writer has this to say: “As an avid mystery reader, I was hooked on A Sleuth In Sausalito starting with the title! From then on, I was kept guessing at ‘who done it’ all the way to its totally unexpected ending! I loved the descriptions of scenic Sausalito, and its memorable, and real, personages, as well as the fictional characters. What a great read!”

If you like this mystery, be warned– I’m already brainstorming A Sleuth in Mill Valley.

Blessings,

Carol Sheldon

 

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