10_October_2017_Child_Marriage_in_NepalThe Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 states 11% women and men aged 20-24 got married by the age of 18, which is the 8th highest figure in the world.  The difference between what is legal and what is actually happening is an indication of how strongly entrenched traditional beliefs about marriage affect marital outcomes for this nation’s women and men.

Source: NID


Buhari — Together Again Book Launch and Signing

All four characters described in Linda Schuyler Horning’s book will be present at a  #reading and signing event to be held at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room on October 19th at 7 p.m. Horning celebrates a reunion she hadn’t dared dream of before she wrote Buhari – A Family Odyssey in Nepal.

Those who want a signed paperback copy are advised to purchase it ahead of time in Nevada City at Harmony Books; in Grass Valley at The Open Book or at The Bookseller; or in Auburn at Winston Smith #Books.IMG_7909(cropped)

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Prime Minister Nationalizes Palaces

Click “Writing” link above to read about Buhari — A Family Odyssey in Nepal.




At an August 23, 2017 cabinet meeting in Baluwater, the Prime Minister of Nepal decided to nationalize the palaces and property that belong to the king.  They include the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, where the king lives , the Hanumandhoka Palace, the Lalitpur Palace, the Bhaktapur Palace, Gorakha Palace, Lamjung Palace and Nuwakot Palace.  All land on which the palaces are situated were also nationalized.  Three of the palaces are listed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.  





Photo Credit:  Nepal in Data’s Timeline Photos

Click here to read more from the Himalayan Times.

Sierra Writers to Hold Read/Sign/Sell Event at Open Book on August 26, 2017.

Buhari small book cover2Linda-portrait-webThe Open Book is a used book store, meeting space and event center in Grass Valley, CA.  They will supply the venue for me and fellow authors to read from our books.  Mine will be Buhari — A Family Odyssey in Nepal.  Each author plans to read for 15 minutes and will provide snacks and/or beverages for attendees.  On this date, I’ll be selling my book at a discount off the list price with no shipping charges!

Learn who else will be reading at:  For directions to The Open Book, click here or paste this address in your browser: