Rebecca Rosenberg at Readers Books in Sonoma June 6

Sonoma author Rebecca Rosenberg “Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor.”|

Sonoma author Rebecca Rosenberg has just returned from the Independent Publisher Book Awards where she won a gold medal for her 2018 book, “The Secret Life of Mrs. London.” The IPPYs are the largest book award competition in the world. Rosenberg collected the award on May 28 at the Copacabana Club in New York City.

Rosenberg will be at Reader’s Books at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 to promote her new book, “Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor.”

The event that will include book signings, a visual presentation, Wild West refreshments and door prizes.

According to Rosenberg, “Gold Digger, The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor” tells the true story of Lizzie “Baby Doe” Tabor, whose family loses everything in a fire in 1878, and the 20-year-old is forced to marry and go west to prospect a gold mine. Tabor finds herself abandoned, pregnant, and running the mine alone. She finds true passion with Silver King Horace Tabor, married and twice her age. But when scandal and economic ruin threatens Tabor’s life, Baby Doe is forced to make a painful choice.

Rosenberg’s book, “The Secret Life of Mrs. London,” was published in 2018. The novel details the love triangle between famed author Jack London, his wife Charmian, and illusionist Harry Houdini. Much of the book is set in Sonoma County, near the London’s Beauty Ranch.

In addition to the IPPY gold medal, “The Secret Life of Mrs. London” is nominated for the Northern California Book Awards and Best First Novel by the Center for Fiction.

Rosenberg grew up in Colorado where she says she loved to explore old mines, ghost towns and honky-tonks with her family, sparking her life-long love of the Rocky Mountains and obsession with the Tabors. Now, she lives and writes on her lavender farm in Sonoma. She holds a certificate of novel writing from Stanford University.

Rosenberg has also written “Lavender Fields of America.” Her upcoming books will be “Silver Dollar” in 2020 and Champagne Windows” in 2021.

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