In retrospect, losing on the television show America’s Got Talent in 2010 was the best thing to happen to musician Lindsey Stirling
. The electronic violinist has since gone on to worldwide acclaim with a fan base in the millions, thanks to YouTube. Last year she sold out the Uptown Theatre in Napa, and this year she returns to the North Bay with a book chronicling her unlikely rise to stardom, "The Only Pirate at the Party." Stirling reads from Pirate and gives a talk on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 7pm. Two tickets included with every book purchase. 707.762.0563.