Image of Russian River Art GalleryRussian River Art GalleryCover Art - Stumptown Daze a Novel by John McCartyMeet the author of Stumptown Daze this coming Friday, March 4th.  John McCarty will be at the Russian River Art Gallery on Main Street between 4p.m. and 6p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walk in Guerneville, a unique little town adjacent to the Russian River. 

The community is spicing up its already zesty local flavor with a monthly celebration.  Art, food, wine and music is the theme of the Art Walk where dozens of art galleries, studios and businesses all within a three-block radius host receptions with art exhibits.

The event, free and open to the public, also includes complimentary wine and snacks. On the street, vendors sell arts and crafts, and musicians and performance artists entertain.

“With Guerneville being more eclectic and funky, we have opened studios and the traditional galleries, but we have also invited street artists and musicians,” said Otto Willis, one of the organizers of Art Walk.

Meet the Author:  

John McCarty is a fourth generation San Franciscan and a retired history instructor.   His novels reflect both of these elements with an emphasis on historical fiction.  Stumptown Daze is a romance comedy set back in the year 1960.  Walter, a sixty-five-year-old dementia patient, and his Rotuman caregiver, Lani, live in a bungalow on the east side of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill.  Walter, with Lani in tow, flee his conniving daughter who cares more about his wealth than his well-being.   Walter and Lani end up at Murphy’s Guest Ranch in Guerneville, California, where Lani forms an awkward relationship with Jake, a germaphobe dessert chef.   Lani and Jake must put aside their differences in order to fend off the pursuing daughter as well as to find the senior who has gone AWOL in search of love.

See you at the Russian River Art Gallery this Friday.   Cheers!!!