Events for Book Readings and Signings

Timber Ghost Press Authors Signing with Caryn Larranaga & L. V. Smith

About Caryn Larrinaga's Mouse Trap: Twenty years ago, Dakota Scott’s baby brother died falling down the back stairs. Twenty-four hours ago, her older brother, Lennox, wasted away into nothing in the same house. Two deaths, just floors apart, yet no one suspects a connection. Settling Lennox’s affairs lures Dakota back to the family’s old Victorian home overlooking Astoria. It has changed over the years–what was once a happy home is now filled with sadness, strange memories, and lights that won’t stay lit. In the ever-growing darkness, a sinister force has awakened from a long slumber, and is far from finished with Dakota. ‚Äč Fans of Shirley Jackson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Elizabeth Engstrom will love the quiet horror in this modern gothic tale. About L. V. Smith's The Ebony Violin: When contacted about his uncle’s passing, Brandon Saint-Demers thrills at the prospect of finally meeting the family of a father he never knew. However, he soon discovers that he and his older brother, Robby, are the only surviving heirs to a massive fortune. Relishing their newfound wealth, the brothers soon discover that hidden beneath their ancestors’ noble legacy are ancient secrets that transcend the boundaries of past and present, living and dead. At the center of it all is a black violin, enchanted by the spirit of a sad, lonely woman who loved it more than anything. But was the beautiful virtuoso a victim of the evil at le Manoir de Saint-Demers? Or is she the very monster who haunts it? To save their lives and their souls, Brandon and Robby must uncover the ugly truth behind the Ebony Violin and learn to accept it or risk being enslaved by the insatiable music. Just as the summer begins to heat up, The Printed Garden is inviting a terrific duo of author from Timber House Press to put a little bit of chill back into the air. Please join us in welcoming authors Caryn Larrinaga and L. V. Smith to The Printed Garden on Friday night, June 21st to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of their new books. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m.



Book Release Party & Comic Jam with author/artist Angie Sandberg

The Printed Garden is proud to collaborate with local author/artist Angla Sandberg on our very first Comic Jam! If you haven't attended a comic jam before, you're in for a treat. A comic jam is a spontaneous creative event at which a number of people collaborate on the creation (any combination of writing, drawing, inking, and/or coloring) of a comic book, working one after the other. In the jam, the first participant will draw either the first page or the first panel, and pass the page along to the second, who will produce the second page or panel, handing it along, in turn, to the third, who will pass it to the fourth, etc. until a number of completed pages are finished or the story has been brought to its conclusion. Participants can choose to take part in the writing process, draw, ink, color, or contribute however they feel they are best able to in order to bring the comic to life! Frequently, there simply is no script at all, and the panels are improvised as the creative process steams forward. Each participant will create his or her panel or panels based entirely on the preceding panels and story created up to that point. This Comic Jam will be facilitated by author/artist Angela Sanberg, who will also be apprearing to celebrate the release of her first Dash & Shanks mystery! Angie will talk about her own creative processes, the creation of the Dash & Shanks characters, and offer creative advice to aspiring cartoonists and zine creators. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. A good time is sure to be had by all!



Book Launch Party & Signing with author Tricia Levenseller

Featuring spray-painted and stenciled edges, a metallic foil case stamp, detailed map endpapers, a deleted scene and a ribbon, The Darkness Within Us is a wickedly delightful companion novel to Tricia Levenseller's The Shadows Between Us. Chrysantha Stathos has won. By hiding her intelligence and ambition behind the mask of a beautiful air-headed girl, she has become a wealthy duchess. And, once her elderly husband dies, she will have all the freedom, money, and safety she’s ever wanted . . . or so she thought. A man claiming to be the estranged grandson of Chrysantha’s lecherous late husband has turned up to steal her inheritance. To make matters worse, her little sister is going to be queen and is rubbing it in her face. Chrysantha decides that the only thing to do is upstage Alessandra at her own wedding. And as for this grandson, he has to go. Never mind that he’s extremely handsome and secretive with mysterious powers . . . No, Chrysantha wants Eryx Demos dead, and in the end, a Stathos girl always gets what she wants. Join us at the Springville Public Library for the launch party for Tricia Levenseller's companion novel to The Shadows Between us - The Darkness Within Us. Tricia will be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of her new book! This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.



Living with Purpose: an author event with James Jackson, III

We are not meant to just live; we are meant to live on purpose. We are here to use our gifts and talents, find our passion, and live life abundantly. But how? How do we find our purpose in life? How do we unlock those innate gifts and talents that help us carry out our purpose? How do we find a path in life that gets us out of bed every morning and allows us to make an impact in a way that leaves an enduring legacy? This book is a journey through how one man found his purpose and ignited his passion; it is not a roadmap, but a story that is meant to inspire you to finally start living your life on purpose. About James Jackson, III: James Jackson, III is a community builder. James Jackson, III currently serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Zions Bancorporation where he is responsible for building relationships with capable diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise. Mr. Jackson has worked in various areas of the financial industry for 20 years and found his passion in serving and building his community. In conjunction with his role at the bank, Mr. Jackson has served or currently serves on many boards of directors, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and the State Workforce Development Board to name a few. In 2009, he founded the Utah Black Chamber. The Chamber was formed to serve the needs of the Black business community and has since become known for connecting and growing Utah’s Black community. Because of its influence, the organization has doubled in size year over year in the last five years, and it continues to expand its platform with a business incubator and a Black history museum coming in the next few years. In 2022, Mr. Jackson stepped down as the President & CEO to focus on other projects and organizations to elevate Utah’s diverse community, such as Living Color Utah and career pathways for Utah’s diverse youth. Mr. Jackson is a bestselling author, speaker, and trainer focused on helping people everywhere live with purpose. He has also been a frequent contributor to the Utah Business Magazine where he writes about diversity and leadership. At the end of 2020, Mr. Jackson, along with 24 business leaders around the world authored the book, Leading Through the Pandemic: Unconventional Wisdom from Heartfelt Leaders. At the beginning of 2022, Mr. Jackson facilitated the Utah Black Chamber’s book publication, Black Utah: Stories from a Thriving Community, featuring interviews with dozens of changemakers in Utah. Then in 2023, he published his own book Living With Purpose: Find Your Passion, Grow Your Influence, Maximize Your Endurance, where he inspires others to discover their purpose through sharing his journey of finding his. Mr. Jackson was honored as Utah Business Magazine’s Forty under 40 (2020), the ‘Who’s Who of Black Utah’ by IMPACT Magazine (2020), Westminster College’s Unsung Hero (2018), and Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year (2018). He also was presented with the Dr. Ronald G. Coleman Alumni Award and the David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame Rising Star Award from the University of Utah in 2023. In the spring of 2022, he earned his Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. He earned his undergraduate degrees in marketing and finance from the University of Utah in 2002 and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2010. As a Utah native, Mr. James Jackson, III is committed to the social and economic growth of the state’s Black and overall diverse community. His goal is to further promote Utah's diversity with the hopes of it becoming a more attractive destination for people of color. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/living-with-purpose-an-author-event-with-james-jackson-iii



Living with Purpose: an author event with James Jackson, III

We are not meant to just live; we are meant to live on purpose. We are here to use our gifts and talents, find our passion, and live life abundantly. But how? How do we find our purpose in life? How do we unlock those innate gifts and talents that help us carry out our purpose? How do we find a path in life that gets us out of bed every morning and allows us to make an impact in a way that leaves an enduring legacy? This book is a journey through how one man found his purpose and ignited his passion; it is not a roadmap, but a story that is meant to inspire you to finally start living your life on purpose. About James Jackson, III: James Jackson, III is a community builder. James Jackson, III currently serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Zions Bancorporation where he is responsible for building relationships with capable diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise. Mr. Jackson has worked in various areas of the financial industry for 20 years and found his passion in serving and building his community. In conjunction with his role at the bank, Mr. Jackson has served or currently serves on many boards of directors, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and the State Workforce Development Board to name a few. In 2009, he founded the Utah Black Chamber. The Chamber was formed to serve the needs of the Black business community and has since become known for connecting and growing Utah’s Black community. Because of its influence, the organization has doubled in size year over year in the last five years, and it continues to expand its platform with a business incubator and a Black history museum coming in the next few years. In 2022, Mr. Jackson stepped down as the President & CEO to focus on other projects and organizations to elevate Utah’s diverse community, such as Living Color Utah and career pathways for Utah’s diverse youth. Mr. Jackson is a bestselling author, speaker, and trainer focused on helping people everywhere live with purpose. He has also been a frequent contributor to the Utah Business Magazine where he writes about diversity and leadership. At the end of 2020, Mr. Jackson, along with 24 business leaders around the world authored the book, Leading Through the Pandemic: Unconventional Wisdom from Heartfelt Leaders. At the beginning of 2022, Mr. Jackson facilitated the Utah Black Chamber’s book publication, Black Utah: Stories from a Thriving Community, featuring interviews with dozens of changemakers in Utah. Then in 2023, he published his own book Living With Purpose: Find Your Passion, Grow Your Influence, Maximize Your Endurance, where he inspires others to discover their purpose through sharing his journey of finding his. Mr. Jackson was honored as Utah Business Magazine’s Forty under 40 (2020), the ‘Who’s Who of Black Utah’ by IMPACT Magazine (2020), Westminster College’s Unsung Hero (2018), and Omega Psi Phi Citizen of the Year (2018). He also was presented with the Dr. Ronald G. Coleman Alumni Award and the David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame Rising Star Award from the University of Utah in 2023. In the spring of 2022, he earned his Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. He earned his undergraduate degrees in marketing and finance from the University of Utah in 2002 and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2010. As a Utah native, Mr. James Jackson, III is committed to the social and economic growth of the state’s Black and overall diverse community. His goal is to further promote Utah's diversity with the hopes of it becoming a more attractive destination for people of color. https://www.goldenbraidslc.com/events/living-with-purpose-an-author-event-with-james-jackson-iii



Book Signing with author Jonathan Aubrey - Am I Different - for National Disability Independence Day

Johnathan Aubrey and his wife love being involved with helping children. They are licensed foster care providers. Johnathan is no stranger to obstacles and challenges. Not only was he born with cerebral palsy, he was also in Resource and Special Ed in elementary school. Despite these and other challenges, Johnathan attended Weber State University and was able to graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in economics and English in four years. He has worked as a real estate agent in Utah since 2008, but gets the most joy reading his book "Am I Different?" and sharing a message of winning despite all obstacles at school assemblies and other functions. Jonathan will be telling his story, answering questions for both grown-ups and kids, and signing copies of his picture book, Am I Different, at The Printed Garden from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on National Disability Independence Day, July 26th - the day that commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. This event is free and open to the public. There might even be cookies!



Book Signing with author Jonathan Aubrey - Am I Different - for National Disability Independence Day

Johnathan Aubrey and his wife love being involved with helping children. They are licensed foster care providers. Johnathan is no stranger to obstacles and challenges. Not only was he born with cerebral palsy, he was also in Resource and Special Ed in elementary school. Despite these and other challenges, Johnathan attended Weber State University and was able to graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in economics and English in four years. He has worked as a real estate agent in Utah since 2008, but gets the most joy reading his book "Am I Different?" and sharing a message of winning despite all obstacles at school assemblies and other functions. Jonathan will be telling his story, answering questions for both grown-ups and kids, and signing copies of his picture book, Am I Different, at The Printed Garden from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on National Disability Independence Day, July 26th - the day that commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. This event is free and open to the public. There might even be cookies!



Book Signing with author Jonathan Aubrey - Am I Different - for National Disability Independence Day

Johnathan Aubrey and his wife love being involved with helping children. They are licensed foster care providers. Johnathan is no stranger to obstacles and challenges. Not only was he born with cerebral palsy, he was also in Resource and Special Ed in elementary school. Despite these and other challenges, Johnathan attended Weber State University and was able to graduate with a dual bachelor's degree in economics and English in four years. He has worked as a real estate agent in Utah since 2008, but gets the most joy reading his book "Am I Different?" and sharing a message of winning despite all obstacles at school assemblies and other functions. Jonathan will be telling his story, answering questions for both grown-ups and kids, and signing copies of his picture book, Am I Different, at The Printed Garden from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on National Disability Independence Day, July 26th - the day that commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990. This event is free and open to the public. There might even be cookies!