Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff to Discuss New Book

Media Advisory
October 3, 2016

FREE Author's Visit and Book Signing

WHAT:     Join well-known author and memoirist, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff and listen as she speaks about her latest book The Missing Kennedy.

WHO:      A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff moved to California to attend the California State University Fresno where she studied Children’s Theater and Elementary Education.  Upon graduation, Koehler-Pentacoff taught at the elementary and middle school levels before moving on to teaching older students.  She taught for ten years at the California State University of Hayward’s East Bay Extension as well as the University of California Santa Cruz Extension.  Presently, she offers author assemblies and classroom writing workshops at elementary and middle schools and currently is Chair of the California Writers Club Young Writers Program.  She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their pet Yorkshire terrier, Zoie.  In addition to The Missing Kennedy, Koehler-Pentacoff has authored 9 additional books, both fiction and non-fiction. 


    • Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m.Gilroy Library
      350 W. Sixth Street
      Gilroy, CA 95020
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m.Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Avenue
    Saratoga, CA  95070

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In The Missing Kennedy, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff shares memories of Rosemary Kennedy, the younger sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy  and the life she lived following a failed experimental medical procedure in 1941 at the age of 23.    The book offers a rare look into Rosemary’s life through insights by the author’s Aunt Stella Koehler who also happened to be Rosemary’s main caregiver for more than 35 years.  The book features numerous photos of Rosemary and the famous Kennedy family.

The event is free and open to the public.  No reservations required.
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff will be available for book signings following the lecture, with copies of her book available for purchase at the event.

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