About This Pacific Grove Community Book Project

Life in Pacific Grove is in the book launch phase of a Park Place Publications national endeavor to showcase the strength in diversity in America’s towns and cities. This comprehensive collection of personal stories and other information and photos was released during Pacific Grove’s annual Butterfly Days Celebrations in October 2017. Life in Pacific Grove is the first in a series called Stories of America, a how-to book about our story gathering journey here in Pacific Grove and will be published in 2018 by Park Place Publications. This book will guide personal historians and storytellers throughout these United States to gather stories and produce similar books within their communities. Stories of America, bringing our country together—one story at a time—mine, yours, and theirs!

“Life in Pacific Grove”
500 pages • 8.5”x 11.7”
ISBN 978-1-943887-36-1
Keepers of Our Culture Books

* All Profits donated to the Pacific Grove Public Library.

You can purchase at the PG Library, Bookworks, and on Amazon.com »

 Book Launch during “Butterfly Days” October 6-8, 2017 

Our Team

This project could not have happen without the help of a team of exceptionally dedicated volunteers. Everyone who has helped, either by contributing stories, editing, interviewing, and numerous clerical jobs has benefited by receiving a deeper appreciation for this community.

Patricia Hamilton

Publisher and Project Innovator and Manager

Evelyn Helminen

Website designer and builder

Keith Larson

Illustrator and story gatherer

Phyllis Edwards

Writer and story gatherer

Mimi Sheridan

Personal historian

Sally Sirocky

Writer and story gatherer

Phillipe and Andrea Agostini

Writers and story gatherers

Joyce Krieg

Writer and Chief Editor

Nina Solomita


Diane Tyrell



591 Lighthouse #10, at Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950