Author Hester Rumberg to speak: Hester Rumberg tells a heart-rending story in her book, “Ten Degrees of Reckoning: The True Story of a Family’s Love and the Will to Survive.”
The author, a close friend of the Sleavin family of Tacoma who set sail for a round-the-world trip in 1993, recounts the tragic story of Judith Sleavin, the only survivor after a freighter struck the family’s 47-foot sailboat. The book lists for $24.95.
Meet Rumberg at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Call 206-366-3333 or go online to www.thirdplacebooks.com for more author events.
Early warning: Lake Stevens children’s author Gabriel Bench will sign copies of “Ester Bunny” from noon to 2 p.m. April 9 at J. Matheson Gifts.
The book, listed on Amazon for $12.99, carries a fine message for youngsters about reaching for your dreams, and has enchanting illustrations by Pete Berg. Copies will also be available at the store.
J. Matheson is at 2615 Colby Ave., Everett. Call 425-258-2287 for more information.