Local author’s book No. 1 on Amazon list

“Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment” hit the No. 1 spot on the Amazon Best Sellers list last week in the stock market investing and options trading categories.

The book was written by Carmel Valley resident Laurie Itkin, financial advisor with Coastwise Capital Group, an award-winning independent investment advisor specializing in sophisticated money management techniques.

“Laurie is gifted in explaining stock market investing strategies in a language that everyone, regardless of their investing experience, can understand,” says Scott Kyle, CEO/chief investment officer of Coastwise. “I’m not surprised that her book stands among the top sellers of the over 30,000 introductory investment books available on Amazon, lined up next to such classics as William O’Neil’s ‘How To Make Money in Stocks’ and Peter Lynch’s ‘One Up on Wall Street.’”

For information about Itkin and to buy her book, visit