Stephen Seager, M.D., will be speaking and signing copies of his book "Behind the Gates of Gomorrah, a Year With the Criminally Insane," at Copperfield's Book in Napa from 7-9 p.m. on Friday.
Seager's book recounts a year working as a psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital. It is released by Simon and Schuster.
He will discuss what he describes as the epidemic of violence at Napa State and in state mental hospitals across the country, and will propose solutions.
Copperfield's is at Bel Aire Plaza off Trancas Street in north Napa.