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October 9, 2009 (El Cajon)--Bette Blaydes Pegas, local author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution, will be at the Rancho San Diego Library in El Cajon on Tuesday, October 13th. Pegas will give a slideshow presentation on her life-changing trip to the Galapagos in the library’s conference room at 5:30 PM. She will also be available afterward to sign copies of her book.

The Rancho San Diego Library is located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019. For more information, please call (619) 660-5370.

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Chasing A Dream In The Galapagos: A Personal Evolution

I was recently mailed a book written by Bette Blaydes Pegas, "Chasing A Dream In The Galapagos: A Personal Evolution," for my review. As Bette had recently attended the Barnes & Noble - Grossmont "Authors Event," which I arranged and moderated, I was made aware that she is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, as well am I. While skimming through Bette's memoir, it seems to be a fascinating story, which I hope to get to as soon as I can. As I had indicated to Bette and others at the Barnes & Noble Authors Event that I had about 15 books on my desk, awaiting reviews, it may take some time. Bette's book is a San Diego Book Awards Winner.

Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution

I really benefitted by attending the Grossmont Author's Event at Barnes & Noble in La Mesa. Not only did I learn from local author presenters--I also met Dennis, a great promoter of local authors, and became a subscriber to the East County Magazine. It's exciting to be a part of great local writer groups like the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. Other writers are the only ones that understand the challenges of marketing a book. As Dennis mentioned, my memoir on the Galapagos is a San Diego Book Awards winner. I will be doing book talks and showing Galapagos slides this summer at the Cardiff, La Mesa, and Ramona libraries in June and at the Casa de Oro, Bonita-Sunnyside, Rancho San Diego, and El Cajon libraries in July and August. For dates and times, you can go to