Charline Ratcliff

The Valley author signs her first novel, The Curse of Nefertiti, which proposes that the ancient Egyptian queen has been reincarnated as a modern Phoenician living right here in the Valley of the Sun. She's cute and hip and troubled even more than your typical modern youth, because she's being plagued by a series of nightmarish visions coaxing her into returning to her ancient past.
Sat., Aug. 1, 2 p.m., 2009
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