MEDIA ALERT: Bestselling Author Michael O'Brien in Northern California 

by Kevin Wandra Wednesday, November 09, 2011

For more information:
Kevin Wandra, 678-990-9032

EVENTS: Bestselling author and iconographer Michael O’Brien is coming to northern California for a series of appearances and presentations, Nov. 14-20, related to his new book from Ignatius Press, The Father’s Tale.

• 7 p.m., Nov. 14 – St. Francis Solano Church, 469 Third Street West, Sonoma, (707) 996-6759. “Raising Strong Catholic Children: Countering the Secular Invasion of Family Culture.” No charge – free-will offering.
• 7 p.m., Nov. 15 – Presentation of the BVM School, 4123 Robertson, Sacramento, (916) 482-0351. “Readers of the Lost Art: Reviving Culture through Good Reading.” No charge – free-will offering.
• Noon-1:30 p.m., Nov. 17 – Easter’s Catholic Bookstore, 5290 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, (916) 338-7272. Presentation on and book signing of The Father’s Tale and other novels.
• 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18 – Kolbe Academy and Trinity Prep, 2055 Redwood Rd., Napa, (707) 258-9030. “Catholic Fiction & Restoring Culture in an Age of Escapist Illusions.” No charge; free-will offering.
• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 19 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Store, 3369 Old California Way, Napa, (707) 224-8754. Presentation on and book signing of The Father’s Tale and other novels.
• 7 p.m., Nov. 20 – St. Eugene Cathedral, Msgr. Becker Center, 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. “Longing for the Holy: Finding God in Truth, Goodness & Beauty.” No charge; free-will offering.

“(This is) the best of Michael O’Brien’s novels,” said Ignatius Press Founder and Editor Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. “He creates characters like Dickens, explores human relationships like Austen, and has the epic scope of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. I believe this novel will merit inclusion in any list of the world’s greatest novels.”

For more information, to request a review copy of The Father’s Tale or schedule an interview with Michael O’Brien, please contact Kevin Wandra of The Maximus Group at (678) 990-9032 or


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