Friday, October 08, 2010
Monday, November 8th 7:00 p.m. Jonna Doolittle Hoppes grew up an Air Force brat and developed a passion for preserving military and aviation history. The granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, she has written two books: Calculated Risk, a biography/memoir about her grandparents, and Just Doing My Job, a collection of 19 stories from World War II. Her articles have appeared in Smithsonian's Air and Space magazine, as well as other publications. In addition to her writing career, Jonna works for the Department of Defense at Los Angeles Air Force Base. Praise for Calculated Risk: “Jimmy Doolittle set more high water marks than any individual ever in the history of aviation. I have had the honor of knowing the Doolittle family since WWII. Jonna Doolittle Hoppes has done an outstanding job of covering this great man’s life, as well as shedding light on the wonderful relationship Jimmy shared with his wife, Joe. Calculated Risk is a magnificent legacy to a true American hero.” —Bob Hoover, legendary aviator Praise for . . . Just Doing My Job “We are still talking about The Greatest Generation… Doolittle Hoppes has assembled a collection of first-person narratives representing the many faces of The War, each more compelling than the last. These true-life adventures show not only the heroism of everyday people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, but also the variety of experiences that made up the war years. Not everyone was a soldier, but everyone has a story worth hearing.” —Author Magazine This program is free and will take place in the Barth Community Room at Crowell.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
THURSDAY November 4TH - 7:00 P.M. C.B. Shiepe, graduate of San Marino High School and USC, will discuss his screenplay that became a novel on Thursday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Crowell Public Library. Cliff Falls is the story of an exploited child star on the run from his past -- until he hits that past head on. The story of how this former screenplay became a novel is an equally engaging saga that almost took a decade. Shiepe’s advice to new writers? “Don’t waste time wondering if you’re talented, just stay with it.” Shiepe will also talk about the self-publishing process which entails offset printing, distribution as well as promotion. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or just an eager reader, this evening with C.B. Shiepe is sure to inspire. This program is free and will take place in the Barth Community Room. What people are saying about Cliff Falls: “A fast, cinematic read, I recognized myself in Cliff Falls…The pressure to perform and to be someone other than who we want to be is universal. C. B. Shiepe has captured that experience and married it to our celebrity-centric culture. This entertaining, insightful book is the engaging result.” --Charles Slocum, Writers Guild of America, West "C.B. Shiepe has struck a chord capturing the core of the 'former child star' syndrome… something we haven’t seen before. I sat up through the dark hours reading this book. It kept me turning the pages...and filled me with a sense of hope. As a man who has lived and collected thousands of genuine kid star stories, I highly recommend this illuminating and insightful work." -- Paul Petersen, Founder, A Minor Consideration