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East Sierra (In-Person): Switching Gears to Find a New Groove

October 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

China Lake Native Talks About Switching Gears to Find a New Groove on Thursday, October 6

Author Iris Hattersley, one of the “Lucky 13,” will discuss “Switching Gears to Find a New Groove” at the Ridge Writers general meeting on Thursday, October 6, that starts at 6:30 pm at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores. Public welcome. No admission charge. Masks requested.

Hattersley explains that, “Growing up [maiden name Patricia Reid] at China Lake was one of the best things that happened to me. It was a home like no other place. Did it prepare me for the adventures I experienced later in life? Maybe not, but it was the safe environment of my youth, schools with smart teachers and smart kids, and the place where I developed strong and lasting friendships.

“My memoir, ‘Lucky Thirteen,’ relates my life in this place and my life after I left. Of most interest has been my career in the U.S. Marshals Service at a time when the first thirteen women were hired to carry the badge and credentials of a Deputy U.S. Marshal. I was assigned to Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Washington, D.C. I then worked as a Special Agent for the Department of Defense until my retirement in 1993 in Las Vegas. Years later, in 2017 with so many accomplishments already behind her as part of her advanced degree, Iris took courses at Oxford University.

“I married another deputy, Larry Hattersley,” she adds. “We juggled our jobs, work-related separations, children, and home life. Amazingly, our marriage survived, and our children are doing well. It has been quite a ride!

 A book signing will follow the program. We hope to see you there.


October 6, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church
633 W. Las Flores
Ridgecrest, CA United States
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