McLaughlin speaks at library workshop
The Friends of the Truckee Library and Bookshelf Stores are hosting a series of interactive workshops with local professional writers, illustrators, editors and publishers.On Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Library, the second presentation in the Publishing Workshop Series will feature freelance author, weather historian, and author Mark McLaughlin.McLaughlin will offer a look at his fascination with weather; his unique use of stories, slides, and field trips to teach history; and his publication successes.Mark recently consulted and appeared on The History Channel’s program “God’s Wrath Curse of the Sierra Nevada,” and has been a guest on Nevada Cable Access Television in Carson City, on ABCs The Today Show in Reno and the Carson City Radio Station, KPTL AM.Mark has authored more than 200 articles for local, regional and national publications such as Sierra Heritage, Nevada and Weatherwise magazines. His “Weather Window” and weekly “Sierra Stories” columns appear in Truckee, North Tahoe and Nevada newspapers and magazines.Mark’s first two books, Sierra Stories: True Tales of Tahoe, Volumes I & II are regional bestsellers.The University of Nevada Press has accepted his “Nevada Weather History” manuscript, and a new book about Wild West train adventures is slated for publication in 2001.Mark McLaughlin’s enjoyable history books and audiotapes are available for sale on his Web site at http://www.TheStorm King.com.The Web site also contains free stories, articles, and photographs, as well as plenty of fascinating weather and snowfall facts for the Lake Tahoe and Donner Pass region of the Sierra Nevada.The workshop is limited to 15 participants who will have ample opportunity to ask questions and interact with McLaughlin.Call the Library at 582-7846 to reserve a space. The $10 fee ($8 for members of the Friends) will compensate the presenter and benefit the Friends of the Library.
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