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Meet Local Authors In Friday Signing

First Friday in Jamestown will feature three local novelists for readings and book signings at The Wild Rose Gift Shop on Main Street, scheduled for Friday, March 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sandy Lee, Shelley Muniz and Stacey Soares, all members of the Sonora Writers Group, will be presenting their latest novels at the group’s Meet and Greet Authors event. The novelists will read excerpts from their novels and be available to answer questions and sign their books.

Sandy Lee’s latest release “Remembering Grandma – A Child’s Memory of Alzheimer’s,” is her most recent book. Remembering Grandma is taken from true events between Lee’s young son and his grandmother. Other books written by Lee include “No Unturned Stone – A Mothers Quest,” a memoir of her search for her missing son. Sandy Lee is also the author of a children’s book, “Hermie the Bug” and “Life, Love and Loss.” Lee is married and is a native of Sonora.

Shelley Muniz is excited to release her second novel, “Tunneling,” a young adult fiction. Muniz published her first non-fiction novel “Eagle Feathers and Angel Wings: Micah’s Story” in 2013. Other titles to her credit include “Wild Edges” and “Wisdom Has a Voice.” Muniz has also recently published her first children’s book, “One Great Tribe,” illustrated by Bear Dyken. Muniz has been a teacher’s aide, elementary school librarian and a library specialist for 30 years. She lives in Sonora.

“State of Sadness,” by Stacey Soares is a true life account of the author’s experiences with the child welfare department. Soares says she did not write her story to become an author but she needed to write her story in hopes that it would inspire change within the broken child welfare system. Soares moved to Sonora to take a position as a Foster Care Specialist Liaison at the Tuolumne Mental Health Department. For over 30 years she has worked with children, adolescents, young adults and families as a social worker, mentor and licensed therapist. Soares is an adoptive mother to now two grown women and she is also a grandmother.

The latest releases of the authors can be found at the local book Store, Mountain Bookshop, on the writers’ individual websites, Sonora Writers Group Facebook page, Kindle and

Everyone is invited to stop in and meet the authors and also catch artist Sharon Tomasevich’s Art Exhibit at the Wild Rose Gift Shop, 18141 Main St., in Jamestown. Refreshments are free and will be available during the readings.

For further information, call Jill Klajic-Ryan at 209-743-8097.