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Book Debut: Signing and Talks: DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SEDONA -- for locals and tourists alike

Brief Talks at 1 pm and 2 pm; patio signing 1 - 3 pm

Saturday, May 3, 2 pm: DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SEDONA, by Sedona local Suzanne Clementz, is both a coffee table-worthy book for locals, filled with a detailed natural history and archeological guide for the whole Sedona & Verde Valley area, which those of us who live here love about the area. And it's also filled with chapters devoted to seasonal scenic images of Arizona's enthralling red rock country, which makes it a great keepsake for both tourists and locals.

There are also chapters colorfully detailing 100 individual species of birds, and all the most common flowers, shrubs, trees, cacti, mammals, reptiles, and insects encountered here. You'll also find sections on the fascinating geological and archeological backgrounds of the area, and illustrated summaries of national monuments, state parks, and U.S. Forest Service archeological sites include driving directions and/or GPS coordinates.

Suzanne's writing is conversational and caring, sharing insights gained by her 40 years' residence in Sedona. The geology chapter is by Sedona geologist Paul Lindberg. Animal art is by Gary Romig.

Suzanne will do brief talks about the book at 1 pm and 2 pm, and will available for signing books between 1 - 3 pm.

Longtime Sedona resident Suzanne Clemenz roamed the country with her late husband Bob for 23 years as freelance photographers, taking photographs for their stock photo business. Together they published GLORIOUS SEASONS OF SEDONA. Suzanne has now spent two years researching and photographing DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SEDONA. "My goal was to create a comprehensive book that introduces a visitor, student, or resident to Sedona's geology, history, flora and fauna," says Suzanne, adding "and also to the beauties of its seasons."

DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SEDONA makes an ideal gift for your friends and family, to show them exactly why you love this area. The beautiful photographs and the wealth of history and resources packed into this scenic guide also make it a must-have gift for yourself.

 
     
       
 

The Well Red Coyote Presents…Another Night of Music

Featuring: Alexander

Friday, May 9, 6:30-8:00 pm: Alexander returns to The Well Red Coyote to sing some new songs as well as play some songs from his recent album "Global Blending." In expectation of our upcoming annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash, he'll throw in a few Dylan songs (possibly with a guest...hint hint ). His instrument this evening will be keyboard and he'll play a few of his favorite instrumental pieces from his albums such as "Moonlight On Water" also. Hope you will join us for an evening of great variety.

 
 

Native American series: Second in a series of four: the Anasazi

Saturday, May 10, 2 pm: Do you enjoy wandering among the ancient, fallen ruins and remote sites of the past—walking among structures thousands of years old, gazing into ceremonial kivas, exploring empty pueblos, staring at faded rock art images on cliff faces and boulders, and asking yourself, ‘who were the people who lived here and what were their lives really like?’

If so, delve into the prehistoric past with Lori Hines, paranormal mystery author of THE ANCIENT ONES, CAVES OF THE WATCHERS, and WHISPERS AMONG THE RUINS, who will be doing a four-month series on Native American history of the Southwest for the WRC. The first presentation, scheduled in April, will be on the Hohokam, who resided in present-day Phoenix, Tucson and Mexico. The May (May 10) discussion will feature the Anasazi or Acestral Puebloan from the Four Corners, June will be Mogollon/Mimbres, and the July presentation will feature the Sinagua.

Lori travels throughout Arizona doing presentations on Native American history of the Southwest, discussing prehistoric cultures from the late BC period through 1400 AD.

She is the host of “Under the Surface,” a radio program focused on Native American history and culture as well as the metaphysical. Her show features shamans and healers, historians, authors, archaeologists, as well as Native American artists and entertainers. The program is part of WHVR Digital Broadcasting.

Her awards include honorable mention in the general fiction category for CAVES OF THE WATCHERS in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival.

Her mysteries are inspired by her experiences as a paranormal investigator and travel adventures throughout the Southwest.

     
  Book Signing: Katie Lee & Diane Sward Rapaport

Saturday, May 17, 2 pm: Join two local favorites, Katie Lee and Diane Sward Rapaport.

Diane's new book HOME SWEET JEROME: DEATH AND REBIRTH OF ARIZONA'S RICHEST COPPER MINING CITY relates how the residents of Jerome, Arizona overcame overwhelming odds to make Jerome into a renaissance city that today is visited by more than a million people each year.

“Within a year—grass will grow on the main street of Jerome—Jerome is finished,” one mining official said in 1953. A very wealthy city of 15,000 had shrunk to 221 people, 86 of them children. But Jerome was too stubborn to die. It became Arizona’s most famous ghost town and a notorious and loveable hippie hideout.

For thirty-two years, author Diane Sward Rapaport was immersed the social and political life of this village of 450 people. “I became privy to the fortunes, misfortunes, dreams and ambitions of a quirky patchwork of rebels, heroes, scoundrels, and artists. I heard preposterous stories: the ten-dollar sale of Main Street in the 1950s; the ghost that lived in a gun; the theft of a large amount of money from the Catholic Church; and several 50-plant pot gardens growing in the mountains.” These stories are part of the mesmerizing history of a town that overcame overwhelming odds to become a celebrated art and history destination now visited by a million and a half people each year.

“From the underground marijuana economy, to the leading-edge tech advances by the Jerome Instrument Corporation, to the infamous drug raid in 1985 to the art renaissance we enjoy today, Diane Sward Rapaport's HOME SWEET JEROME is meticulously researched and masterfully penned by someone who lived it. And, most importantly, loved it.” ~ Dan Engler, Verde News, April 22, 2014.

Diane Sward Rapaport’s first book, HOW TO MAKE AND SELL YOUR OWN RECORDING, published in 1979, revolutionized the music industry by providing information about recording and marketing indie (DIY) recordings. Over a period of 20 years, the book had five revisions and sold 250,000 copies.

Katie Lee's latest book is THE GHOSTS OF DANDY CROSSING, a love story that takes place at one of the famous places that was drowned by Res Powell and the characters whose lives would irrevocably change.

“[Katie Lee] is our foul-mouthed, lightning-eyed, boot-stomping balladeer, a character Louis L’Amour never could have invented… If you want to know this place, you need to know Katie.” ~ Craig Childs, author of HOUSE OF RAIN

Katie Lee has emerged as one of the Southwest's most outspoken environmental activists. Like David Brower and Ed Abbey, Katie has taken up the torch they left burning when they died to sing, write and lecture about the importance of preserving and restoring wilderness refuges; the lonesome characters the West still breeds; and the histories of ancient races embedded in its sinuous sandstone canyons. Today, her unwavering commitment to her principles and feisty eloquence are primarily directed at draining Powell Reservoir and letting the Colorado River once again run wild.

Now in her upper-eighties, Katie has had an eclectic and wild-riding career. A native Arizonan, Katie Lee began her professional career in 1948 as a stage and screen actress. She performed in motion pictures in Hollywood, had running parts on four major NBC radio shows, including The Great Gildersleeve and One Man's Family; in the early 50's, she was a pioneer actress and folk music director on The Telephone Hour with Helen Parrish. In the mid-50's she left Hollywood to spend 10 years as a performer in coffeehouses and cabarets throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, singing folksongs to her own guitar.

Katie's first book, TEN THOUSAND GODDAM CATTLE, A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY IN SONG, STORY AND VERSE, takes the reader on a tour of the West and its people as the author tells the process of her rediscovery of the sources of the cowboy's music.

"A beautiful job...exact, comprehensive and witty. Should remain a basic history of the subject for many years to come."  ~ Edward Abbey, author of Desert Solitaire

Katie's other books include ALL MY RIVERS ARE GONE, GLEN CANYON BETRAYED, and SANDSTONE SEDUCTION.

"In so many ways, this is a woman who embodies the power and tenacious beauty of the Colorado Plateau. Her spitfire intelligence and redrock resolve provides us with an individual conscience that we would do well to adopt.  Katie Lee is a joyful raconteur, a woman with grit, grace and humor.  She is not afraid to laugh and tease, cajole and flirt, cuss, rant, howl, sing and cry.  Katie Lee is the desert's lover. Her voice is a torch in the wilderness." ~ Terry Tempest Williams, author of WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS