Unicorn Books and Gifts (738 Main Street) will be hosting an event and book signing with Ramona author Sandra Millers Younger, on her book "The Fire Outside My Window," about the Cedar Fire.
The event will be on Saturday, October 26 at 4 p.m. to honor the 10th Anniversary of the Cedar Fire which devastated Southern California and especially Ramona.
The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people.
Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers Younger, drove through flames and, along with her husband, was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn’t see through dense smoke. With this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of fire managers and air tanker pilots trying to combat a catastrophe bigger than they had ever imagined, and recounting both survivors’ and victims’ desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines could drive.
About the Author:
Sandra Millers Younger is an award-winning magazine journalist whose writing credits range from academic journals to Seventeen. She holds journalism degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Syracuse University, and lives near San Diego in Wildcat Canyon, the area worst hit by the Cedar Fire.