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November 21, 2011 (El Cajon) – While the book industry abounds with change and uncertainty, one local publisher continues its holiday tradition that has spanned over a quarter of a century. Sunbelt Publications invites the public to its warehouse for a celebration of literature in the holiday season.

On Thursday, December 8 from 4:30 to 8:30, Sunbelt Publications will host its annual holiday party with the 2011 theme: Eat, Drink, and be Literary.

Typically held in the Sunbelt offices at 1256 Fayette Street in El CAjon wit
h access to the regular warehouse, this year’s event is shifting to unoccupied space in the building’s west wing—a space that is currently available for rent.  This will allow for a more festive setup and space for guests to browse the book selection, enjoy refreshments, and mingle with many authors and readers.

Three author presentations are scheduled throughout the evening.  At 5:30, former San Diego mayor Judge Dick Murphy takes the stage to share his memoir, San Diego’s Judge Mayor.  The book reflects on his life including his time on city council and as mayor and concludes with ten proposals to brighten San Diego’s future.

At 6:30 Tom Kirkbride will talk about Gazz, the fourth release in the Gamadin sci-fi series for young adults, in which “the fate of the galaxy now rests with a couple of California surfers!” 

The final presentation at 7:
30 will come from the president of Sunbelt Publications, Diana Lindsay.  Her latest book Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist reveals the unlikely story of sculptor Ricardo Breceda, best known for the impressive collection of his “Sky Art” sculptures in Borrego.

Guests will also enjoy several raffles with the chance to win gift baskets themed around the books presented. 

In addition to the presenters, many other authors will be present and available for signings—the complete list to be announced soon.  Some of the refreshments will highlight recipes from available cookbooks, and a Toys for Tots drop-off box for new, unwrapped toys will be available for those wishing to spread the joy to children in need. 

It is requested that anyone interested in attending the celebration RSVP to by Tuesday, December 6. 

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