On Wednesday, March 22nd at 2 pm, Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch, is hosting a reading of The Porter Conspiracy, by local author and Ukiah Daily Journal columnist, Gene Paleno. The Porter Conspiracy tells the story of Union Major General Fitz-John Porter, who was falsely accused of being responsible for losing the Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) in 1862. Gene Paleno, author of the Lake Count History, writes to entertain. As a member of the local Civil War Round Table, a Member of the Civil War Trust, and a published historian, Gene’s dedication to knowing more about the Civil War is bone deep. Gene's written fifteen full-length novels and several collections of stories.... on a wide range of subjects, and a weekly newspaper column for the UDJ of the animals and people he's met while he's farmed...to novels of adult science fiction and fantasy.