*Ogden author Sian Griffiths has published a new book, "Borrowed Horses" (New Rivers Press, $15.95), a novel influenced by the author's love of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" and her experiences working with the United States Equestrian Team in 1999 and 2000. Griffiths is an assistant professor of English at Weber State University.
l The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, will host the following events this week:
-- 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4: Andrew Solomon, of New York, will read from and sign "Far from the Tree" (Scribner, $21.50), about how the differences in families are universal, even while each is unique, and how we must learn to accept each other. This event is presented by the Tanner Humanities Center and will be held at the University of Utah Union Ballroom, 200 S. Central Campus Drive.
-- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6: Three authors will speak about and sign their new young adult fiction books, including Kevin Emerson, of Seattle, author of "The Dark Shore" (Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99); Utahn Brodi Ashton, author of "Everbound" (Balzer + Bray, $17.99); and Sara Zarr, of Salt Lake City, author of "The Lucy Variations" (Little, Brown, $18).
-- 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7: Contributors to "Deliberate Motherhood" (Familius, $17.95) will read from and sign the book, which is about 12 keys for positive, intentional parenting.
-- The King's English and the The University of Utah Department of English will host a YA Boot Camp from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Attendees will learn about writing young adult fiction from idea to publication. Registration is $150; space is limited. Call The King's English Bookshop at 801-484-9100 for more information and to register.