Led By:PATRICIA HAMILTON is a fifth generation Californian, descended from Sylvanus G. and Jane C. Gale, Methodist ministers in the Retreat of Pacific Grove from 1890-1893. She has authored three Monterey County Guides: Free and Fun Things to See and Do in Monterey County, Monterey County Guide, and Monterey County Guide Events Art Calendar. Her most recent book, a 2007 eco-travel guide, California Healthy, became the first ever in-room green guide for Marriott Hotels, and won the IRWIN Awardin 2008 for most creative ad campaign from the Book Publicists of Southern California. She is currently working on a memoir to gain wisdom from her life to pass on to her grandchildren, Zack and Grace, to help them more confidently navigate their lives. &JOYCE KRIEG brings an extensive background in writing, editing, and publishing to Park Place Publications. She is the author of three mystery novels published by St. Martin’s Minotaur, and has taught classes on writing mysteries through the UC-Santa Cruz extension. She is the editor of the California Writers Club Bulletin, a newsletter distributed to 1600 members statewide. She has been a technical writer for a library software company, has written materials for educational field trips at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She holds a BA degree in journalism from San Jose State University and spent many years as a journalist in both print and broadcast. Among her many honors was being named “PR Professional of the Year” by the Sacramento Public Relations Association.