Former WBNA-SF board secretary and current member C.W. Gortner's second novel THE LAST QUEEN (Ballantine Books, $25.00) was released on July 29, 2008. THE LAST QUEEN is the passionate story of Juana of Castile, her tumultous relationship marriage into the Hapsburg Empire, her dynamic relations with her parents Ferdinand and Isabella, and her courageous fight to hold on to the throne that is rightfully hers. Publishers Weekly calls it, ". . . an enthralling story, brilliantly told." To find out more, visit: http://www.cwgortner.com Christopher held his launch party, complete with Spanish wine and cheese, at WNBA-SF's sponsoring bookstore, Bookshop West Portal. This image was painted onto the celebratory cake!