Anaheim High Class of ’64 author and playwright Virnell Bruce will be speaking and signing copies of her book, Shells: A Cameo of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Sunday, May 16, 3 p.m., at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 105, 949-494-4779, www.lagunabeachbooks.com.
Virnell also wrote a one-woman, two-act play based on Anne Morrow Lindbergh, one of the most accomplished women of the 20th century. Her presentation will provide insight into the her life, which was filled with great tragedy, loneliness and high-flying adventures with her husband, Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Her book won a Special Citation Awarded from The Colonial Dames of America, an organization that recognizes non-fiction books of merit that focus on American life—past, present, or future—that broaden the understanding of American history, politics, or culture.
Virnell, who recently retired following a 36 year career in the aerospace industry, teaches at the Christopher Wren Association, an educational program affiliated with the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.