When illustrator Hallie Bateman had the realization as a young adult that her mom, writer Suzy Hopkins, would not be around forever, she decided to make a record of her mother’s wit and wisdom. Together, mother and daughter collaborated on ‘What to Do When I’m Gone,’
an illustrated step-by-step guide of sorts that offers insights into both pragmatic and poignant issues that are lovingly illustrated. Hopkins and Bateman appear with the book on Wednesday, May 9, at 7pm at Napa Bookmine
(964 Pearl St., Napa; 707.733.3199) and Thursday, May 10, at 7pm at Readers’ Books
(130 E. Napa St., Sonoma; 707.939.1779).