Lake County Arts Council

Main Street Gallery
325 North Main Street
Lakeport, California 95453
(707) 263-6658

Poet and Author Series

The first in our 2017 Poet and Author Series will be on February 14th from 6:30-8:30.


This event will be at the Main Street Gallery, 325 North Main Street in Lakeport. It is free to the public and light snacks & wine will be provided.


The featured speakers are J. Kelly Anderson and Steve Davis.


Ms. Anderson, a writer born and raised in San Francisco, now resides and writes in the wilds of Lake County. Writing is Kelly’s meditation. In contemplating the world around her— she observes and depicts life in all its various manifestations: the seen, the unseen; the positive, the negative; the hardships, the successes.


She writes using the mind’s camera-eye to capture the scene and develop it on paper. Kelly is presently working on her second chapbook of poetry called Backroads. She hopes to have it out in January. Her first chapbook came out last year Tasting the Earth.

J. Kelly Anderson
Joyce Kelly Anderson


Steve Davis
Steve Davis

Lt. Steve Davis is author of 22E ... Officer Down!

This is a fictional mystery novel, featuring the California Highway Patrol, set in Eureka, CA in the 1970's. When California Highway Patrol Officer Sonny Tyler is gunned down on a rural Northern California road near Eureka in 1970, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office puts their best man on the case. Detective Sergeant Don Regan, a rising star on the Department, works obsessively to solve the case and keep a promise he made to Officer Tyler's nine year old son, Casey. But the clues are few and they lead nowhere, and eventually the case, along with another seemingly unrelated gang murder that occurred the same morning, go cold, along with Sergeant Regan's career, for the next seventeen years.

When Casey grows up and joins the CHP, he returns to the small northern California coastal town in 1987, where he is thrown face to face with Alden Snider, the man most people believe murdered his father. When Snider appears to threaten Casey with the same fate, Casey becomes determined to learn exactly what happened that night seventeen years earlier.


Soon Casey and the soon-to-retire Sergeant Regan team up to reopen the cold case, and Casey quickly finds himself and his loved ones directly in the crosshairs of the killer, leading to a final gut-wrenching confrontation between Casey and the killer, separated by the barrel of the biggest gun Casey ever saw.

Retired California Highway Patrol (CHP) Lieutenant Steve Davis' last assignment as Commander of the Clear Lake Area and seven years experience as Team Leader of the CHP”s Northern Division Shooting Investigation Team provided powerful insight into the drama and intrigue that led to this fictionalized story. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Lakeport, California.



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