Colberg & Company, Inc.
Linda Rimac Colberg
3237 Wanstead Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
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Fundraisers We Support
- Walnut Creek Library Foundation
- Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation
- Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
- Save Mount Diablo
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Our big, beautiful book, Mount Diablo, The Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure, debuted on March 12, 2011, at Barnes & Noble Walnut Creek. We drew a standing room only crowd of nature-loving book readers who gave us a warm and welcoming reception. We were delighted and most appreciative.
Stephen displayed large prints of a handful of photographs from the book, and discussed hiking and photographing Mount Diablo the past 25 years. At the end of the interactive program, the book signing line was out the music area, onto the main floor of the store.
We met the nicest people who complimented our work and asked for inscriptions for themselves, their family members, and their friends. We even signed a book destined for Chichibu, Japan, from its Sister City Antioch, CA. To know that our book has gone international is thrilling.
Check out the complete list of our book presentation & signing events, March through May, at www.mdia.org.
Let me remind you about our book. Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA) published Mount Diablo, The Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure, a fine art photography book showcasing Northern California’s iconic Mount Diablo in 181 exquisite color and black-and-white portraits and panoramas created by local landscape photographer Stephen Joseph. That's Stephen, to the left, under my photo.
As a writer with a 30-year career in marketing and public relations, I was thrilled to be asked to author this magnificent book. The last two years collaborating with Stephen and with the good folks at MDIA have been extraordinary, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and remarkable Mount Diablo.
Renowned for its comprehensive Mount Diablo interpretive guide books and detailed maps, MDIA has now published this distinctive 13” x 13” pictorial that celebrates the incomparable natural beauty and diversity of Mount Diablo (Contra Costa County), one of California’s most significant historical, cultural, and geological treasures. In this expansive photographic collection, Stephen has built a gallery of lush imagery from the perspective of both an artist and a naturalist, drawing on 25 years of trekking and photographing the mountain.
Now, from thousands of photographs of Mount Diablo, Stephen has reworked and remastered 181 creations to escort readers on a journey through this remarkable land, presenting a compelling body of images of quite unexpected beauty and quality, and the first ever artistic compilation that captures Mount Diablo in such grand style and with such single-minded focus.
As the author, I'm thrilled to be a part of the book's creation and publication. The text offers descriptive and intriguing background on Mount Diablo, with glimpses into its storied history as a geological wonder and cultural icon. Written in a style paralleling the art and imagery of Stephen's photographs, the text profiles the mountain, the photographer, and the mountain life of one family, the Greens of Berkeley, who had a home, designed by famed Bay Area architect William Wurster, on Mount Diablo from 1938 to 1965.
Mount Diablo, The Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure, 13” x 13” hardcover; 266 pp; $40.00. Available through MDIA (Mount Diablo State Park Summit and Mitchell Canyon visitor centers, and mdia.org), Barnes & Noble Walnut Creek and Dublin, and select retail stores in the community.
Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (mdia.org), founded in 1974, promotes public awareness of the natural and cultural history and significance of Mount Diablo through publications, educational programs, events, and outreach. As a nonprofit, cooperative association in partnership with California Department of Parks and Recreation, MDIA helps interpret Mount Diablo State Park for the benefit of the public to enrich visitors’ experiences in the park.