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Monday, January 11, 2016


Yesterday’s blog profiled San Diego based author Caitlin Rother’s latest true crime work “Then No One Can Have Her.”  Next Sunday we blog about Caitlin’s latest work in fiction “Naked Addition.  In the meanwhile, New Year brings news of two books penned and published by other Southern California friends.
Brooke Giannetti is a Calfornia-based interior decorator, shop owner, and blogger. Brooke’s projects often incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. Brooke frequently collaborates with her husband, architect Steve Giannetti, on projects as well as their home store Giannetti Home.

I met them at an event at San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine just before she launched her first design book “Patina Style.”  She just announced her second book “Patina Farm” has been published by Gibbs Smith and will hit the newsstands in March.  Pre-orders can be made on Amazon.

Brooke and Steve’s work has appeared in Veranda Magazine, Luxe Magazine, C Magazine, Romantic Homes, Country Living, Coastal Living, HGTV, New Old House, Rue Magazine, New York Times and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles.

Brooke began her blog Velvet & Linen in 2009 to share her inspirations, and the projects she and Steve are working on. Velvet & Linen now reaches 150,000 readers every month and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 Design Blogs. Brooke and Steve live in Ojai with their children, 3 dogs, 3 mini goats, 2 mini donkeys, 12 chickens, and a house bunny.

For more information on the couple’s design services please contact Brooke directly:

Ex-newsman and career buddy Roger Conlee is having a book signing for his latest historical novel “Dare the Devil” on January 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave. 
 “Dare the Devil” takes a fresh look at the bloody, never-solved murder of reputed mobster Bugsy Siegel in LA’s turbulent postwar wars and the reporter who risks his life writing about them.

Roger, who’s become San Diego’s most prolific historical fiction author adds that there’s a new book in the Conlee pipeline.

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