3 authors present their newest works at the Peregrine Saturday

Books about WWII, tough teen years, barbarians

Meet three local authors, hear them read from their newest works, and find out what they’re currently working on. The Meet the Authors event and book signing takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Peregrine Book Company in Prescott.

Arlene Eisenbise’s novels incorporate fictional characters who experience historical events. The Prescott Valley author studied creative writing, poetry, and screenwriting before taking fiction-writing classes at Yavapai College. Her most recent book, “BIG WARS Little Wars,” was written for middle school students, but is of interest for adults and anyone interested in the homefront during World War II.

Joe DiBuduo, also from Prescott Valley, will talk about his most recent novel, “Story Time @ The Chicagoua Café.” He has written a memoir, Crime a Day: Death by Electric Chair and Other Boyhood Pursuits, flash-fiction short stories and poetry, a paranormal romance novel called Cryonic Man, and the non-fiction book, “A Penis Manologue: One Man’s Response to the Vagina Monologues.”

Prescott author Sam Barone was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. The former Marine worked 30 years in software technology before retiring and taking up writing. The first of six books in his Eskkar series has been released worldwide. The main characters, the warrior Eskkar and former slave girl Trella, live during the early Bronze Age. The series relates the creation of bronze tools, agriculture, use of symbols to record events, and the introduction of numbers and counting circa 3158 BCE.

The Peregrine Book Company is located at 219A N. Cortez St., Prescott. The authors will sign books following the event. Other upcoming events include a 1 p.m. celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday and the 10 a.m. release of the eighth Harry Potter story on Sunday, July 31; Board Game Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; and Death Café, a group discussion on death, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.