In Barbara Sapienza's new novel Anchor Out, sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell. Frances performs random acts of public defacement — painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and murals on the sides of houses, which she believes are beautification projects. Barbara’s reading will be accompanied by a panel discussion of Richardson Bay mariners, who will talk about what it’s like to live on the water. Barbara Sapienza is a retired clinical psychologist who practiced in San Francisco. She is a long-time Sausalito resident.