Local author to speak on self-publishing

David Matuszak is well known for his 600-page anthology of Western filmmaking, “The Cowboy’s Trail Guide to Westerns.” The rancher, horse trainer and author will appear at Barn Owl Books, 373 W. Main St., in Quincy on Tuesday, July 23, at 5 p.m., offering a presentation about how to self-publish your own book. Photo submitted

Local author David Matuszak will offer a presentation about how to self-publish your own book. For more than 20 years, he has successfully self-published, promoted and marketed his books.

Matuszak, a part-time resident of Plumas County since 1981, has written nine books, all self-published. Much of all his writings have been penned in Plumas County. The local author is best known in Plumas County for his classic Gold Rush study, “Nelson Point: Portrait of a Northern Gold Rush Town.”

In the cowboy world the rancher and horse trainer is well known for his 600-page anthology of Western filmmaking, “The Cowboy’s Trail Guide to Westerns.”

Matuszak, also an avid surfer, most recently released his epic 1,500-page examination of surfing history and culture, “San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach.”

The author will outline the process of writing, publishing and marketing your own book. Following his presentation, he will sign copies of “Nelson Point.”

Matuszak will appear at Barn Owl Books (formerly Epilog Books) at 373 W. Main St., on Tuesday, July 23, at 5 p.m.