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Two Authors Sign Books Friday, Saturday

At Waucoma Bookstore

Gorge author Miralee Ferrell will be signing her books "Finding Jeena" and "Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon" from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River.

Then on Saturday, May 8, Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Philip Pelletier for a book signing from noon to 2 p.m. at the bookstore. Pelletier will be signing his book "One Night in Frogtown."

In "Finding Jeena" Jeena's new job with Browning and Thayer promised big things, and she intended to take full advantage in every way she could. New clothes, new townhouse, new car and new furniture were just the start. Rumors around town cast her new boss in a shady light, but she set aside her uneasy feelings...the money was good and his ethics weren't her concern.

A few weeks later her world began to shake. Her salary wasn't paid on time and things were happening in the office that didn't bode well for her future. Money was missing and the investors were making trouble. Her boss disappeared and his partner was left to take the fall, along with anyone else associated with the company.

Jeena's carefully crafted world began to crumble and her struggle with alcohol began to rear its head again. Dragged into court to be interrogated was only the beginning...

"Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon" is set against a backdrop of thievery and murder in Bridal Veil Falls, Oregon, a historic logging community, a schoolteacher is torn between the memories of a distant love and the man who could be her future.

Sixteen-year-old Margaret Garvey had given her heart to Nathaniel Cooper the night he disappeared from town. Four years later, just as she's giving love a second chance with Andrew, a handsome logger, Nathaniel suddenly returns. He steams back into Bridal Veil on a riverboat to work at the nearby sawmill town with a devastating secret.

While grappling with the betrayal of those she trusted most, Margaret risks her reputation and position by harboring two troubled runaways who might be involved in the murder of a local man.

When disaster strikes the town and threatens the welfare of its citizens, Margaret will be faced with the most important choice of her life.

Ferrell is a Christian author who lives in rural Washington.

She is the author of "The Other Daughter," "Love Finds You in Last Chance, California," and has published a number of short stories. She serves on staff as a licensed minister at her local church and is actively involved in ministry to women.

"One Night in Frogtown" is about a saxaphone playing tadpole who sets out alone to jam with the big frogs, and finds that making friends can be harder than making music. The book features musical artists Linda Hornbuckle, Curtis Salgado, Andy Stokes, and many more artists. "One Night in Frogtown" includes a CD with songs and narration.

"Frogtown" is the latest creation from award-winning writer/producer Philip Pelletier. Known to occasionally sit in puddles and eat flies, he has won numerous awards, including Best Director at the LA International Film Festival, Grand Prize at The NY Funny Shorts Fest, and a Media Masters Award. Official selections in over 75 film festivals worldwide, his work has been honored at the Lucille Ball Comedy Museum and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Prior to "One Night In Frogtown," Pelletier composed, conducted and produced the music for the Emmy-Award-winning children's television series "Rapmatazz" for ABC-TV.

Pelletier made a splash in the world of animation when he co-founded the award-winning Swankytown Studios (www.swankytown.com) in 1998 with partner Verne Lindner, and was named one of Animation Magazine's top 15 digital animation producers. His work has been featured in the NY Times, Wired, Premiere, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and BBC World News.

Pelletier enjoys a semi-aquatic lifestyle on the Oregon Coast with his partner Heather and her daughter Christina, happily hopping about by day and croaking contentedly at night.

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