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Mona Gable is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She is a contributing writer to Prevention. She is the author of the memoir, “Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family,” published by Shebooks on May 7, 2014.

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Reading in San Francisco

Mona Gable

On Friday night, May 23, I will be reading in San Francisco at the official launch party of Shebooks. It should be a really fun night, so I hope some of you in the Bay Area will come and help us celebrate. Six other authors will be reading from their works as well, plus there'll be an auction, prizes, and food and wine! 

Here's the info:

Shebooks Bash

518 Valencia Street, SF

6:00 - 8:00 pm

I always love visiting the Bay Area. Even after two decades of living in LA, Berkeley and San Francisco feel like home to me. I remember when I was a student at Berkeley, and walking to the top of Hearst one evening at dusk to see the sun slip below Golden Gate Bridge. It was one of the most gorgeous sights I had ever seen. I remember walking to work on Market Street in the early 1980s, when the neighborhood was still fairly edgy, and thinking I was the luckiest girl in the world. And i also remember crying the day I packed up my belongings to move to Los Angeles, and thinking I would never get over it. I hated the sprawl. I hated having to drive everywhere. I didn't like Hollywood or the people I was meeting. I felt adrift. But things change. I grew up, the city did too. And now I love LA, in all its messiness and beauty.