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Kathryn Mattingly signs perfect Valentine gift in El Dorado Hills

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Award winning author Kathryn Mattingly celebrates Valentine’s Day with a book signing event for her new release, Fractured Hearts. Mattingly signs copies of the volume at Face in a Book, the independent bookseller in El Dorado Hills on Sat., Feb. 8 from 4-6 p.m. In honor of the upcoming holiday, visitors will be served decadent chocolates during the event.

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The edgy, eclectic stories of Fractured Hearts present love from many perspectives and in a variety of locales. Several of the stories included in the collection have won literary awards on their own merits.

Her first book, Benjamin, earned the status of New Century Quarterly Finalist. It was published in 2013 through Winter Goose Publishing. Her next book carries a scheduled release of Nov. 2014.

Mattingly serves on faculty at University of Phoenix in the Humanities Department and teaches creative writing at the school’s Sacramento campus. She is a member of Inspire Christian Writers and PNWA, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She gives back to the writing community as a reader/judge for PNWA’s annual literary contest. Her stories have appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines. Her company pen publish promote gives her a forum to mentor other writers and offer editing services.

Face in a Book is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., #113 in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The store offers books and gifts for all ages.

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