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W2W – Writers To Watch - At The San Diego Central Library

Jill Hall, author of "The Black Velvet Coat," will discuss her book on Aug. 14 at the Central Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room

"The Black Velvet Coat" is about twenty-eight-year-old struggling San Francisco artist, Anne McFarland who is determined to get a one-woman show, even though no one, including herself, believes she can do it. But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, strange, even magical, occurrences begin to unfold, and she is inspired to create her best work ever.

Fifty years earlier, it’s 1963, and the coat’s original owner, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel. In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona. When Anne and Sylvia’s lives intersect, they are both forced to face their fears―and, in the process, realize their true potential.

Jill G Hall's first novel, "The Black Velvet Coat," is Best New Fiction Finalist with the International Book Awards. Her poems have been published in A Year in Ink, Serving House Journal, and The Avocet. She resides in San Diego with her husband, Jerry and their beagle-bassett, Lucy.

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