On Nov. 17, La Cañada Books & Toys brings a little history and magic to the community. Gerald Schiller, noted author and magician, will be signing True Stories of Old California from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at La Cañada Books & Toys. Schiller, a member of The Magic Castle, will also entertain with his special form of magic.
Schiller has combined careers in a variety of fields. For almost 30 years he taught high school English and cinema studies, and, at the same time, wrote and directed educational and documentary films. He has had over 100 articles and reviews published in the Los Angeles Times, Ventura Star, Film News, Mystery Readers Journal, and other publications. Schiller is the author of seven books and is currently completing his eighth, The Man Who Defied Death.
La Cañada Books & Toys will have True Stories of Old California available for signing, as well as four of Schiller's other books for young readers: More True Stories of Old California, The Dog that Belonged to No One, Two Dogs, an Emperor, and Me and The Abracadabra Kid.