Frances Schultz, author and contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine, appearing at 3rd Annual “Books in Bloom” Benefit for the Monterey Public Library

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016
Media Contact:  Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831.646.5632 /

Frances Schultz, author and contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine, appearing at 3rd Annual “Books in Bloom” Benefit for the Monterey Public Library

“Books in Bloom”, the 3rd annual benefit for the Monterey Public Library, will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. The event celebrates the publication of author Frances Schultz’s book, The Bee Cottage Story:  How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness.  The event features an Artisans Marketplace, lunch, author presentation, and a memorable sensory experience.  The luncheon and lecture will take place at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey Bay Ballroom, 400 Cannery Row, Monterey.  Cost is $95 per person or $160 for two.  A book signing will follow the luncheon.  Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone, or in person at the Monterey Public Library, 625 Pacific St., Monterey.  Contact Sirie Thongchua for more information (831) 646-5632 or  RSVP by October 28.

Inspired by Frances Schultz’s popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both:  beautiful photos and a compelling personal story.

Frances Schultz is author and co-author of several books. A contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine and former editor-at-large for Veranda, she has written also for The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Indagare, and The New York Social Diary. She was for six years on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents and has appeared on The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, CNN’s Open House, and many others.  Visit to learn more about her.

Enclosed are images of The Bee Cottage Story’s book cover and Frances Schultz.


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