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East Sierra (In-Person): The Woman in Room 23

March 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Author and editor Jenny Margotta will give Ridge Writer’s March 3 program, “The Woman in Room 23,” at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores. Admission free. Masks requested.

She’ll discuss her challenges as a writer as she balanced hard facts vs. the feelings of loved ones following 12 years dealing with personal relationships, family dynamics, the health care system, and financial issues as her mother suffered each agonizing step of Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth most common cause of death in the United States.

Employing a creative blend of narrative, dialogue, and letters, and under the pen name J. Margotta-Ferrara, she brought out “The Woman in Room 23” eight years after her mother’s passing, weaving together frank details and the central character’s remembrances of key events of her life. Although presented as a work of fiction, it stems from real-life situations and leaves readers profoundly moved.

An extremely active member of the CWC’s High Desert Branch, Jenny started spinning imaginative yarns as soon as she could talk, and she began writing as soon as she could pick up a pencil. Her subsequent efforts led to technical articles, opinion pieces, short stories, two young-adult fantasy/adventure novels, “Retribution” and “Resolution” that she co-authored, and the cookbook “Some Like It Hot…the Culinary Adventures of One Hot Momma and One Cool Dude” that she co-authored with her husband. Additionally, she has edited nearly 150 full-lengths books and has designed over 50 book covers,

She’ll conclude the evening with a book signing.

Note that Jenny will also discuss “The Woman in Room 23” for Read the Book Meet the Author, 1:30 p.m. at Mac’s International Restaurant. Purchase tickets in advance at Red Rock Books.


March 3, 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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