Vroman’s Local Author Day featuring Anthony Henderson, Shannon Alter, and Peter McBride

Local authors Anthony Henderson, Shannon Alter, and Peter McBride event details for September 30th at 4pm

Anthony Henderson presents The Old Ones

T is enslaved, but his soul is his own. God, the Devil nor any master can lay claim to it as he moves through his world with a fierce confidence and steely resolve . When a personal awakening compels him to carve a family out of his unimaginable pain, into his embrace comes a woman plagued by mental illness borne of torture and rape and a man who tried to keep his faith in God no matter what he saw and felt. They experience revelations about spiritual and sexual identities that are hard fought and ultimately life affirming. In the end they navigate the horrors of bondage to create a family for which there was no blueprint.


Shannon Alter presents Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Imagine...you're getting ready for your next client presentation, or you're a first-time on the conference stage. You can already feel your nerves tingling, and you feel the anxiety increasing, wondering if you'll remember everything you want to say.

Instead, imagine how it would feel if you knew you would nail your next presentation. Be Influential gives you the surefire skills to become more influential in any presentation, any situation, and any conversation.

Here's the secret to your success: It all boils down to confidence, preparation, and editing what you say.

Throughout this book, you'll discover remedies to be successful in any conversation, long or short, formal or informal. Sample scenarios, valuable tools, and exercises at the end of each chapter will show you how to set the foundation for your talk, hook your audience, prep your presentation, and most importantly, boost your confidence for greater impact. You'll learn how to conquer imposter syndrome, quell those jitters, and master the true art of handling questions.

Whether you're a young professional, a seasoned executive, or just have a desire to improve your everyday communication, this book is a game-changer for you.


Peter McBride presents Dropping In On the Waves of Life

Young adults will find that these true stories, some related to surfing, serve as a “wake up call”  for what’s ahead and how (and how not) to handle matters – from first love’s joys along with that broken heart to coping with bullies to developing self-confidence…and more! Older adults  will find the stories cause them to ruminate and reevaluate previous experiences. Teachers will find the book a valuable resource and great discussion starter and writing prompt.

Dropping In on the Waves of Life is written with love and care – love for this life’s time which we all share, and care that others can avoid the potential pitfalls which will confront them - as they join others in the thrill of living each day.



Event date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
The Old Ones By Anthony Henderson Cover Image
ISBN: 9798368040561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anthony Henderson - April 1st, 2023
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Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills By Shannon Alter Cover Image
ISBN: 9798988208112
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Published: Leaders Exceed, LLC - May 8th, 2023
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Dropping In On the Waves of Life By Peter McBride Cover Image
ISBN: 9798845855671
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Published: Peter McBride - April 1st, 2022
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