Monday, April 23, 2012

LitWave Author Event, Sunday, April 29th at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes local author Juanita Mercado as she discusses her new book, "Fore! Frogs on the Golf Course".

***Sunday, April 29th 2-4pm***

This is a LitWave Event!

LitWave is Pacifica's 3 day literary festival. April 27, 28, & 29.

See the website for more info!

From the book:

Beginning in 2008, environmental groups demanded that San Francisco close the Sharp Park Golf Course, claiming that course maintenance operations were harming a frog specieslisted as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

The Golf Club rallied its members to the cause. Juanita Mercado, a club member and a geologist, found herself conflicted between a love for golf and a concern over the game's effect on the environment. Using the analytical skills she had as a trained scientist, she identified a third solution for the Sharp Park situation.

The solution had a track record. For years, it had been in place 10 miles away at the Crystal Springs Golf Course located in Burlingame, California. The facility was withinthe critical habitat of the frog species, and, for more than a decade, a certified wildlife sanctuary.

The story continues to this day. It's eventual outcome could affect existing golf courses.
About the author:

Nowadays, Juanita is a voracious reader. As a first-grader, though, her parents were told she couldn’t read. They acted quickly to remedy the situation. Once she learned, she has not stopped. Ever inquisitive of the unknown and especially curious of scientific forces and phenomena happening around her, her love of reading leads her down the path of research and discovery. Through writing, albeit in a lyrical and narrative style, she finds a channel for sharing these discoveries. Volunteering as a golf coach and learning the game herself, she sees the potential value of further channeling these discoveries through golf and the environment of the golf course. Combining all of her passions, and building on her discoveries while writing the FORE! book, she is presently developing The Natural Laboratory program. The program highlights how science is at play on the golf course. Its inaugural site will be Crystal Springs Golf Course whose management is also excited about the concept.


We hope to see you!

***Sunday, April 29th, 2-4pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day