Join Portfolio Coffeehouse for a weekly series in December featuring local authors reading, answering questions and selling copies of their recently published works. The series will run from 7-8:30 pm on consecutive Mondays: December 5, 12 and 19th, 2011.
Barbara Ardinger: “Secret Lives”
Secret Lives is a big novel about big issues—aging and death, the way our society treats its senior citizens, women’s friendships, the powers of love, the theory and practice of magic, the rebirth of the Goddess and Her ancient religion. It’s about the untidy mysteries of human life. Secret Lives is set in Long Beach's historical neighborhood of Rose Park in the late 1980s between 1989-90 and many of the incidents, places, and people are drawn from real life. Barbara Ardinger’s earlier books include Goddess Meditations, Finding New Goddesses (a parody of goddess encyclopedias), and Quicksilver Moon (a realistic novel… except for the vampire). Her day job is as a freelance editor with more than 250 books, both fiction and nonfiction, on a wide range of topics to her credit.