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Thursday, September 9, 2010

ROSARITO BEACH - Authors Niemann and Botello Sign On for Baja Book Festival

Authors Niemann and Botello Sign On for Baja Book Festival
Sat., October 9, 2010 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Joanna Jones Galeria, Cantamar

The Baja Book Festival (www.bajabookfestival.com) announced that renowned authors Greg Niemann and Judy Botello are the most recent additions to the event’s roster of published writers. With approximately 20 authors currently slated to appear at the Saturday, October 9 event, organizers note that the venue – Joanna Jones Galeria y Café, kilometer 47.6 on the free road in Cantamar – will also host a variety of artists including Robert Pace Kidd, Scott Kennedy, Francisco Cabello and Polo Valencia, as well as musicians, regional food vendors and artisanal foods and crafts. Two raffles will be held on site, including one whose winner will receive Cabello’s original artwork (valued at $600-700) used for the Baja Book Festival logo.

Niemann's books include "Baja Fever," "Baja Legends," "Palm Springs Legends" and "Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS." The memoirs brought out in "Baja Fever" created a loyal following of Baja fans. "Baja Legends," which focuses on the characters, events, and locations that put Baja California on the map, won an award from the Outdoor Writers Association of California, and is in its third printing. "Palm Springs Legends" has been one of the top sellers in all Coachella Valley bookstores since its release and is in its second printing. "Big Brown" immediately went into a second printing following its 2007 release.

Judy Goldstein Botello’s first published work appeared in 1986: a poem in the literary journal "The Southern Review of Literature." Her first book, "Adventures with Kids in San Diego," was published in 1991, followed ten years later by "More Adventures with Kids in San Diego," co-authored by Goldstein-Botello's daughter and field tested on her grandchildren. A passion for Mexico, and years of travel through the Baja California peninsula, led to the creation of Goldstein-Botello's most acclaimed book, the travel memoir "The Other Side: Journeys in Baja California." Published in 1998, it is still a favorite of those who love the Baja California peninsula of remote beaches and hidden mountain ranches, the wild country unknown to the casual tourist.

Niemann and Goldstein join a host of diverse authors, including Marsh Cassady, Peter Fowler, Mikel Miller, Cora Kerr, and others. Admission to the day-long event is free, and special 30% discount rates at the Grand Baja Resort are being offered when reservations are made at the hotel’s toll free number (reference the Book Festival). For more information, visit www.bajabookfestival.com or email joann.joannajones@gmail.com or Carla_b_white@yahoo.com, Contact: Carla White
(619) 318-5347