Holiday Luncheon

Monday Dec 9, 2013 from 11:00 – 2:00pm

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Heritage Palms Ball Room

Special guest: Valerie L.S Albarda

Valerie has been a lover of all things food, including writing about it and devouring it, for many years. As an ardent traveler who thrives on the sights, sounds, culture and cuisine of the places she visits – both U.S. and abroad – Valerie concedes that while she may not cook like a world class chef, her inner gourmand compels her to dine with a passion. She shows her appreciation for food by chronicling her culinary journeys near and far on her blog, Bon Vivant.

She is the author of three books, including her most recent title, “Gettin’ Back to Happy,” as well as “From City to Safari: One Woman’s Exploration of Johannesburg, South Africa” and “An Affair to Remember: Bellissmimo Italia.”

  • RSVP: Tammy Coia, 77-734 Country Club Suite A-3, Palm Desert, CA 92211


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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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