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Local author at Patriotic Festival

Local author C.B. Shiepe will sign copies of his popular novel Cliff Falls at the Arcadia’s Best Patriotic Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

C.B. Shiepe

Cliff Falls has been chosen as the book for Arcadia’s Best Foundation’s second One Community, One Book program this fall, at which Shiepe will appear to discuss and answer questions about his novel depicting the story of a 1980s child TV star who retreats to a self-imposed exile for 15 years before resurfacing in a mega church as a 33-year-old adult.

Former child star Paul Petersen of “The Donna Reed Show” and the original “Mickey Mouse Club,” who founded the child star advocacy group A Minor Consideration, says of Cliff Falls: “In Cliff Falls author Shiepe… creates a spell-binding tale that keeps you interested from start to surprising finish. It kept me turning the pages…and filled me with a sense of hope. As a man who has lived and collected thousands of genuine kid star stories, I highly recommend this illuminating and insightful work.”

Shiepe, brother of Bayne Meza, a teacher at Baldwin-Stocker Elementary School teacher in Arcadia, was interviewed last week on the “Real Orange” TV program on PBS affiliate KOCE channel 50 about the book that he says has become the all-time top-selling self-published novel at Vroman’s book store in Pasadena.

The novelist who also appeared at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will greet attendees of the Patriotic Festival in the Arcadia’s Best information booth on First Avenue between Alta and Bonita Streets near The Book Rack, where copies of Cliff Falls will be available for purchase. A limited number of One Community, One Book bookmarks and Arcadia’s Best buttons will be offered free at the Arcadia’s Best Foundation booth.

Shiepe is a USC graduate who began his career in production at the Walt Disney Company, has coached entertainment executives and pastors on brand management, synergy, and visionary leadership, and co-created three ministries in Hawai’i and California.

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