I’m thrilled to join Archivist James Scott 12-1:30 December 3 for a discussion about the Sackamenna Kid: Herb Caen. We’ll dive into Caen’s roots in Sacramento and the role the Capital City played in the development of his iconic voice in a sixty-year column for the San Francisco Chronicle. We’ll also explore my use of Caen as a model, in Copy Boy and Tomboy, for protagonist Jane Benjamin, who was born of my fascination with Caen and the one-year period between the teenage Caen’s moving to San Francisco and his becoming a columnist.

The event is free and will be held in the splendor of the Sacramento Room, located on the second floor at Central Library.

More details here.