Events & Reviews
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.­­
Bette will do a book talk and slide presentation at the San Marcos Library on 2 Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. For further information, please call librarian Leslie Ann Masland at 760-891-3000.

Bette has had enthusiastic audiences at the following venues:

San Diego Natural History Museum, Sierra Club, American Heritage Museum, Upstart Crow Book Store, Southwestern College, Barnes and Noble in Palm Desert, the American Association of University Women, Latino Books y Mas in Palm Springs, Del Mar Rotary, El Cajon Travel Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Sunbelt Publications' Earth Day, Universal Unitarian Church Womens Forum, Horton Plaza Local Authors Fair, Suncera Talk Radio Blog, Kiwanis Clubs: San Diego, El Cajon Valley, La Mesa, Crest, Alpine, Pacific Beach, Santee; Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, Rancho Bernardo Travel Club, Old Town Gift Company, Borders in Plaza Bonita, Distant Lands in Pasadena, Fiesta de Reyes Authors under the Stars event in San Diego's Old Town, The Westerners Club, the San Diego County Book Festival, the La Jolla Phototravelers Club, and the following library branches in the county: Fletcher Hills, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside, Poway, Cardiff, Bonita, Casa de Oro, La Mesa, Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, Ramona, Kensington, Point Loma, Imperial Beach, College-Rolando, North University Community, North Park, Ocean Beach, Clairemont, Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Fallbrook, Mission Valley, Scripps Miramar Ranch, Lincoln Acres, San Carlos, Lemon Grove, University Community, Mt. View Beckwourth, South Chula Vista, Chula Vista Civic Center; the Marine Corps Air Station library, and the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association.

Book Suppliers

Recent Reviews
  •   Vivid, inspirational reading
    "Pegas' journey to the Galápagos and observations of nature strengthened her relationship with her daughters and provided personal insights, revealed in this fine odyssey." -- Midwest Book Review
  • "Chasing a Dream in the Galápagos - A Personal Evolution is perfect for either those planning a Galápagos Islands cruise or those who enjoy reading about fascinating travel destinations."--Linda Garrison,
  • "Like all good memoirs, this is a story of overcoming personal fears and self-doubt-and therefore of learning and growing.... As with all dreams, the trip took on a life of its own, and the author sails us through those currents with skill." --North County Times
  • I read this book in two days because I just couldn't put it down. It's one of those books that works on multiple levels¬it's a personal memoir of the author's journey (starting long before the actual trip), it's a travel book that will inspire you to take a trip of your own, and it has just enough history and science thrown in that you get to feel like you're learning something along the way of this fun adventure.-Donna Hetchler
  • Pegas writes beautiful prose. Her haunting description of a village in a volcano crater that disappears when the fog rolls in and her joyful discovery of Blue-footed Boobies dancing with their mates and exchanging gifts make us feel like Galápagos insiders. What empowers us is her personal evolution from a woman who yearned for 20 years to visit the Galápagos and see Darwin's tool-making finches--but couldn't make herself get on a plane to go--into a woman who tries what she fears but desires, and discovers who she becomes.- Margaret Harmon
  • A really great read. Both entertaining and informative. If you too have been harboring a dream of visiting the Galápagos Islands then this is the book for you.- Betty M. Stiller
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