Press Release

Dreamers, a Coming of Age Love Story of the ’60s

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Contact: Shelley Buck, 831-335-4355, [email protected]

Book Launch: Dreamers, A Coming of Age Love Story of the ’60s
San Francisco, California –Author Margaret Murray will launch her new book, Dreamers, a Coming of Age Love Story of the ’60s, on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Alexander Book Company, 50 Second Street in San Francisco from 12:30—1:30PM. Also featured will be music by Chris Goslow (www.chrisgoslow.com) and chocolates from Sonoma Chocolatiers (www.sonomachocolatiers.com). Admission is free.

A Coming of Age Love Story of the '60s
by Margaret C. Murray

 

It’s the 1960s in America at the height of the Civil Rights showdown. Street-savvy Thomas, desperate for stardom, meets music student, Annie, desperate for love. To impress his struggling family, Thomas drives a flashy borrowed car home to Pittsburgh and is involved in a minor accident. What was a fender bender in a Christmas storm escalates into a confrontation with police and he becomes a fugitive.

In the suburbs, Annie evades yet another Christmas family fight by going to the theater, bumping into Thomas afterwards and mistaking him for the star. They’re both in the wrong place at the wrong time. But they’re dreamers.

What They’re Saying About Dreamers

I want every person I know to read this book.”—Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Award-winning American theater artist and activist, author of Little Rock, Theaterworks, Palo Alto

“Take Annie, a fresh college grad from a traditional middle-class white family in Pittsburgh, stir together with Thomas, a handsome black man with baggage who’s hell bent for theater success, turn them out in New York City awash in weltschmertz, drugs and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, add a rich white sugar-lady who’s been paying Thomas’ bills in exchange for boudoir duty, sprinkle with innocent love and naked ambition, and you have a gripping novel served up by Margaret Murray.  Brimming with truths of the heart and spirit, here’s a unique coming-of-age love story you won’t want to miss.” —Naida West, author, www.bridgehousebooks.com

Margaret C. Murray was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and began Dreamers in 1969 when she attended the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since the ’70s and recently moved to Sebastopol. She is the owner of WriteWords Press. This is her second novel.

Dreamers, a Coming of Age Love Story of the '60s
Author, Margaret C. Murray, inviting you to Dreamers Book Launch
Dreamers Book Launch
November 10, 2011
12:30 - 1:30PM
Alexander Book Company
50 Second Street (Between Market & Mission) San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel: 415-495-2992

photo by Charr Crail
Events, Readings

Video interview with the author

I’m outside the Pinole Library. I’ve just finished my “Event with the Author,”  reading from my novel and showing slides of Chaco Canyon World Heritage Center in New Mexico.  Looking at myself is humbling and yet–can you tell?–I’m proud too. Ha!  Life is wonderful. Everything comes to pass. I’ve started writing my next book. I’m 25 pages into the unknown that is the prequel to Sundagger.net. My working title is Center of the World—that’s what the Anasazi must have felt. It’s where we’re all at, don’t you think?

Readings

Press Release – Evening with the Author

Pinole, California –Local author Margaret Murray will read from her new book, Sundagger.net, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the Pinole Public Library, 2935 Pinole Valley Road, from 6:30—7:30PM. There will be Indian drumming and a slideshow of the ruins of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Snacks will be served and the admission is free.

Contact: David Zwicker, 415-309-5036, [email protected]

Sometimes it takes more than one lifetime.“In her Sundagger.net, Margaret Murray gives us a mystery novel in a new dimension moving us from Post 9/11 Silicon Valley to the Ancient Anasazi of the Southwest,” wrote famed mystery writer, Tony Hillerman.

A story of one family, two worlds and many lifetimes, Sundagger.net is independently published by WriteWords Press, which Murray started two years ago. “For me, the journey to the magical world of books began in a library and now I have the chance to read my own work there,” Murray states. The sun dagger refers to an actual occurrence where a ray of light appears during solstices and equinoxes at the top of a butte in Chaco Canyon, piercing a spiral carved in stones centuries ago. “Clearly it had spiritual and religious meaning for the Native Americans,” explains Murray. “It also refers to the technology that powers the internet and drives the telecom industry of Silicon Valley—which leads to a theme of my book—Sometimes It Takes More Than One Lifetime.”

Margaret Murray was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University and Hunter College. She attended the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center on an American Federation of the Arts fellowship and the Squaw Valley Screenwriters Conference on a National Endowment for the Arts grant. A technical writer and teacher, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and in Pinole for the last eight.

photo by shelley buck

For more information: Phone the library: (510) 759-2741.
On the web: www.sundagger.net