Live on YouTube: Book Launch: ‘Dark Past Dark Future’ by Jonah Raskin Sunday, February 28th @ 4pm

Into the Dark Heart of Sonoma Noir with recently published “Dark Past Dark Future”. 

Writer Jonah Raskin, author of a series of detective novels that take readers on wild rides into a clandestine world rarely glimpsed, will share selected readings and join in conversation with David Madgalene. Audience questions can be submitted via live chat or by email to during the live event.

Use this link to join the event in progress or watch the replay!

Please email questions to during the event and we will relay the questions to Mr. Raskin. To purchase a copy of the book, you can use Amazon or buy a book directly from Jonah and he will sign it. Please email us to arrange for this,


About Dark Past Dark Future: Sonoma detective Tioga Vignetta finds herself caught up in intrigue that threatens to blow the lid off the city where she lives and works. There’s hidden loot, a band of pornographers who exploit young women and a cast of eccentric characters, who include a Mexican farmworker turned investigator, Jack London fans and members of an old farming family.

Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin has lived in Sonoma County since 1976. He taught literature and media at Sonoma State University for 30 years, and he’s
the author of 16 books, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry which he performs locally with musicians. A columnist for The Bohemian and The Pacific Sun, he has been a film critic, a restaurant reviewer and an investigative journalist.


David Madgalene is co-editor of the anthology Sons of Noir: Murder and Mayhem which launched at OCA with co-editor Ed Coletti. He also produced “Spirit Poetry Song Action: the David Randolph New Way Media Festival” and “Call Down the Angel: A Tribute to African American Gospel”, both events were held at OCA.


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