*Colorado author Heidi Ganahl, founder of Camp Bow Wow, will sign copies of her book "Tales from the Bark Side" (Heidi, Inc., 2010), 4-6 p.m. Monday at Camp Bow Wow, 475 W. 3600 South, Suite A, Salt Lake City. The book details how Ganahl overcame personal tragedy and built a national dog care business. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in conjuction with the Canines & Cupids Bark Side Bash. Visit www.campbowwow.com/southsaltlake or www.heidi-inc.com for more information.
*California author Amber Benson, an independent film writer, director and producer as well as the character Tara on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," presents her debut middle reader novel "Among The Ghosts" (Alladin, 2010) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. This is a free event.
*West Jordan author "Ondria Jackson" will discuss and sign copies of her Christian children's book "Remember, Dear Children" (Tate Publishing, $9.99), 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books, 340 E. 525 North, Harrisville. This is a free event.
*The Friends of the Merrill-Cazier Library spring lecture features a photographer and author who will discuss their collaboration on the book "Southern Paiute: A Portrait" (Utah State University Press, 2010) at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 101 of the Merrill-Cazier Library on the USU campus in Logan. The event is free and open to the public.
The book is the culmination of more than nine years' work by writer William Logan Hebner and photographer Michael L. Plyer.For the book, Hebner interviewed and Plyler photographed Southern Paiutes across the large expanse of their homelands extending from southeastern Utah to southern California.
"Then, Hebner framed the Paiutes' stories with a thoroughly researched overview of their history and culture," said John Alley, USU Press. "Though today dispersed in widely separated communities in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California, the Southern Paiutes historically held a broad swath of the desert Southwest."
In addition to the lecture, winners of the 2010 Leonard J. Arrington writing awards will be announced.