Book Talk moderator Linda Ballou with guest author Kenneth Miller proudly display their recent books.
October 27, 2023
The second Book Talk event featured Kenneth Miller, author of “Mapping the Darkness,” who gave an informative, entertaining, energetic talk about the mysteries of sleep. In the book he spotlights four scientists who were trailblazers in the quest to understand the uncharted depths of our sleep. He shared in-depth research about what lurks in the darkness of night and what we can do to ensure a restorative slumber. He talked about the many societal attitudes and changes that have led up to what is a sleep-deprived epidemic, especially among young people. He also shed light on what we can do to get the best results, as well as activities that will interfere with a good rest.
The Book Talk format is an interview moderated by Linda Ballou spotlighting the author, a five-minute reading by the author, followed by opening the floor to Q&A with the audience. All in attendance were enthralled by the information Ken shared and had lots of burning questions about the path to sweet dreams.
If you missed the talk, “Mapping the Darkness,” is available wherever books are sold.
The next Book Talk will be in January 2024 (Date TBA). If you have a book you would like considered for a Book Talk, email to Lballou6@gmail.com. Book Talks are restricted to books written by Topanga authors. The event hosted by the Canyon Sages in the lovely Sages Room at TCC and all ages are welcome to attend.
Linda Ballou is the author of three novels and three travel collections. You can find more about her work at LindaBallouAuthor.com. She is sharing her adventures on her new podcast hosted by Big Blend Radio titled “Lost Angel Travel Adventures”. Check it out on Spotify and all major podcast apps.
The Topanga Community Center is located at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290.