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October 29, 2012

MENDOCINO COLLEGE
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: John Koetzner (707) 468-3051
Email: jkoetznermendocino.edu

HISTORICAL FICTION COMES TO MENDOCINO COLLEGE

Jeane Slone

Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00 pm, marks the second in the Friends of the Mendocino College fall reading series with a reading and talk by author Jeane Slone. Her books are historical fiction set during World War II. Slone will be presenting a PowerPoint and doing readings from her two novels: She Built Ships During WW II and She Flew Bombers During WW II. Discussions will revolve around the Women Air Force Service Pilots, Japanese American internment, Tuskegee airmen, women riveters and welders, and the Port Chicago explosion.

Both novels each contain over 25 fascinating historical photographs. Come and learn interesting historical facts about women welders, riveters, Japanese American internment as well as the adventures of the Women Air Force Service Pilots who ferried seventy-seven different types of aircraft from the factories to over 134 military bases. She Flew Bombers was a Next Generation Finalist at the 2012 Indie Book Awards.

Jeane Slone is currently the Vice President of the Redwood Writer's club, an executive board member of the Healdsburg Literary Guild, the Military Writer's Society of America, and the Pacific Coast Air Museum. In addition, Ms. Slone tutors for the Sonoma County Library Literary Program. She enjoys researching pieces of the forgotten past involving female heroines and different cultures. Ms. Slone is currently researching her third novel: She Was a Spy During WWII.

The event will take place in Room 4210 in the new library building at the Mendocino College Ukiah campus, and it is sponsored by the Friends of the Mendocino College Library, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation. For more information, call (707) 468-3051 or visit www.mendocino.edu. The next event in the author series will be Mark Rawitsch's The House on Lemon Street on December 6 at 7 PM.

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