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By Miriam Raftery

August 17, 2018 (San Diego) – If you love books, you won’t want to miss our East County Fest 10-year anniversary party of the decade the evening of August 25 at Mission Trails! (Tickets and reservations, click here.)  In addition to headliner Richard Lederer, we have numerous other local authors signing and selling books, as well as donating copies for our raffle that you could win. 

The topics including local hiking guides, history in the headlines, local winemaking and Native American history, engaging novels and a children’s nature book.

Scroll down to read more about these fascinating authors and their works.

Richard Carrico, wine maker, archaeologist, historian and author of books on wine making and Native American history including Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wineries in San Diego County and Strangers in a Stolen Land.

Jim and Terri Varnell, San Diego Natural History Museum field guide to hikes: Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors.

Don Endicott, coauthor of 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, written with the late great Jerry Schad.    

Reina Menasche, host of East County Magazine’s Bookshelf show on KNSJ radio, author  of the powerful novels Silent Bird and Twice Begun.

Bette Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution.

Linda Hawley, author of the children’s book (Nature Adventures: A Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County.

Del Hood, former Daily Californian editor, author of History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and the Surrounding Areas.

Richard Lederer has sold over a million copies of his 50 books on language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current books, The Joy of Names, The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, and Amazing Words. His “Lederer on Language” column runs in the San Diego Union-Tribune; he is also the founding co-host of "A Way With Words" broacast on KPBS public radio.

East County Fest  will also include food and wine-tasting from 17 local restaurants and wineries, artists, four musical entertainment options, a "Best of East County" slide show, auction, raffle, stargazimg and fun galore to benefit nonprofit community news by East County Magazine and the East County Wildfire and Emergency Alerts.

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