READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUG. 13-27

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Copyright 2017 by Sam Warren

August 13, 2017 (San Diego) -- This week we have monsters, robots, goddesses, etc. to keep you occupied. Scroll down for a full list of local readers and writers’ events.

READERS

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:

In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.


http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Writers/

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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August 13 (Sunday, 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.) — Local author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom joins us for an afternoon of paranormal romance and hirsute urban fantasy with her latest, Desert Wolf. Linda’s website describes her writing as, “gothic, dark, atmospheric, sophisticated, spell-binding, delicious and even yummy, Linda’s writing might just incite your passion for the paranormal.” Linda, a teacher by day and writer by night, is the author of nearly two dozen books, and a regular speaker on writing. She’ll talk all things paranormal world-building, urban fantasy, and secrets of that resident muse Linda swears is singing to her 24/7.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/linda-thomas-sundstrom

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 15 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — Join Warwick's for STORYTIME with summertime stories and a craft with a special guest.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 15 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Renée Carlino to discuss and sign her new novel Wish You Were Here. Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of Sweet Thing, Nowhere but Here, After the Rain, Before We Were Strangers, and Swear on This Life. She grew up in Southern California and lives in the San Diego area with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, Johnny.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/renee-carlino-2017

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 18 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — Medium George Anderson's Live California Tour at the Marina Village Conference Center Captain's Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego. George is the co-author of Life Between Heaven and Earth.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 19 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Rick Campbell and Lisa Brackmann sign their books: Blackmail and Go-Between.

As in Tom Clancy's technothrillers, the war maneuvers feel authentic and are described in stellar detail." --Booklist on Blackmail

A bold military and political strike by the Russian government leaves the U.S. reeling, crippled and vulnerable, with only a desperate long shot chance to avoid a devastating world war.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/rick-campbell-and-lisa-brackmann-sign-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 19 (Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) — TWAINFEST is a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century.  Great fun for all ages.

Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors. Also, puppets, music, stories, games. Enjoy a FREE fun-filled day in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Play unique games designed especially for TwainFest. Take home FREE books. Enter the Literary Costume Contest. Hear tall tales, stories and poetry. Visit Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory. Delight in Giant Puppets. Learn to play the Fife and Drum. Vote in the Election of 1872.  Play Croquet with the Red Queen. And so much more.

Read more at http://writeoutloudsd.com/twainfest/

August 20 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Linda Rae Anderson, author of I'm Hopeless, I'm Crazy.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 20 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Nancy Cole Silverman, Jill Amadio and Anne Louise Bannon sign the books Room for Doubt, Digging Up the Dead and Last Witness.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/hot-summer-mysteries-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 20 (Sunday, 6:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present a Happy Hour Adventure with USA Today bestselling author, Renée Carlino at Ignite Bistro, 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This event is ticketed ($35 per person) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join us as we celebrate USA Today bestselling author Renée Carlino's latest novel, Wish You Were Here, a story about a restless young waitress whose one-night stand with an enigmatic artist takes her on an unexpected, life-changing journey toward an impossible decision.

If you love a little romance, wine, and delicious food then this Happy Hour Adventure is the one for you! At one of our favorite spots in Carlsbad, Ignite Bistro, we will be treated to a spread of tasty treats like Brie & Pear pizza and stuffed baked potatoes. As we dine on Ignite's delectable heavy appetizers and sip on a glass of wine (included in your ticket!), Renée will discuss Wish You Were Here and enlighten guests on the creative process that inspired her quirky & relatable main character, Charlotte.

For additional information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

August 23 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host T. Jefferson Parker to discuss and sign his new novel The Room of White Fire. T. Jefferson Parker is the author of numerous novels and short stories, the winner of three Edgar Awards, and the recipient of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he was an award-winning reporter. He lives in Fallbrook, California, and can be found at www.tjeffersonparker.com.

Roland Ford--once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator--is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark.

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/t-jefferson-parker-2017

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 23 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

“When journalist Lo Blacklock sees someone throw a woman's body over the side of a small cruise ship, it should be clear that a crime has been committed. The problem? No one is missing. This is far from the travel magazine assignment that brought Lo on board, but she can't just give up. Something happened and she must find the answer. But can she do so without losing her own life? This is a fun read full of psychological thrills and twists that readers absolutely will not see coming.” — Linda Bond (E), Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/book/9781501132957

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 25 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Simply Stunning Spaces for a Simply Chic Adventure with popular blogger & author, Kristy Woodson Harvey at the Simply Stunning Spaces, 7050 Miramar Rd., Suite 101, San Diego. This event is ticketed ($45 per person, with copy of Slightly South of Simple included in ticket price) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join us at one of San Diego's premier interior design studios Simply Stunning Spaces, where Kristy Woodson Harvey will join us all the way from her home in North Carolina for an exclusive evening of literature and design. Over a light dinner and a signature southern cocktail, we will have the opportunity to discuss Kristy's new book, Slightly South of Simple and discover the secret from the characters' past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.

In addition to her career as an author, Kristy also runs a stunning and popular blog, Design Chic. In this perfect setting, Kristy will offer expert design tips about coastal decor, decorating outdoor spaces, and more; as a special treat the design team and DarcyK at Simply Stunning Spaces will also create a coastal design display and presentation for this exclusive opportunity

About the Speaker: Kristy Woodson Harvey is the author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love and the forthcoming Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple. She blogs daily at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life.

For additional information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

Friday, August 25 (7:30 p.m.)T. Jefferson Parker signs The Room of White Fire. A Southern Californian native, T. Jefferson Parker began his career writing as a reporter for newspapers which helped give him the knowledge and inspirations for his first novel, Laguna Heat.  Jeff's novels primarily focus on crime mysteries occurring in Southern California and have received the highest of praises from The New York Times, The Washington Post, as well as won multiple awards. He will be at the Galaxy to celebrate his newest novel, The Room of White Fire, which takes readers on a thrilling tale of chase as a P.I. hunts down a soldier who has escaped a mental institution and knows secrets that could change everything

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/t-jefferson-parker-signs-san-diego-0

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 26 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) — Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers at the inaugural SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF BOOKS.

The Festival of Books at Liberty Station in Pt. Loma will connect San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word with seminars and 50+ authors there to sell books, meet readers, etc.

Admission to the Festival of Books is FREE. Panel discussion tickets are $3 each. $1 will be donated to the San Diego Council on Literacy for each ticket sold.

For additional information go to: http://www.sdfestivalofbooks.com/

August 27 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Susanne Wilson, author of Soul Smart.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

August 27 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Matt Goldman and Hart Hanson sign the books Gone to Dust and The Driver.

Join us in welcoming authors Matt Goldman and Hart Hanson for an afternoon of investigative thrillers, following their appearances at the San Diego Festival of Books! Their debut novels, Gone to Dust and The Driver, are both staff favorites this month. Matt Goldman is an Emmy Award-winning television writer whose credits include writing for Seinfeld and Ellen, and his novel blends his signature humor with a classic private-eye mystery.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/matt-goldman-and-hart-hanson-sign-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC. CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink.

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August 26 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) — Author Alley: Local Authors Selling Their Books at the SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF BOOKS.

For additional information go to: http://www.sdfestivalofbooks.com/

August 28 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the SAN DIEGO WRITERS/EDITORS GUILD. Join them to hear Fauzia Burke speak about online publicity, social media, and website development. Fauzia is the Founder and President of FSB Associates, an online publicity and marketing firm specializing in creating awareness for books and authors.

She’s also the author of Online Marketing for Busy Authors (Berrett-Koehler), a nationally recognized speaker, online marketing consultant and coach. Fauzia has been featured on the cover of Book Business Magazine and on the websites of Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, HuffPo and more. She has spoken at Book Expo, Writer’s Digest, the San Francisco Writers Conference, The Muse and The Marketplace, and more. Her consulting services have helped many an author through the maze of publishing and marketing options open to them today.

They usually meet 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110. For additional information go to www.SDWritersGuild.org.

A Marketing Support Group meets at 5:30 pm, before the regular meeting. Anyone interested in sharing or learning about marketing tips is welcome to attend.

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BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Local author Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon, Smashwords or at: http://olin-thompson.com/books.html.

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The READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR of literary events is published weekly in East County Magazine at the following URL:http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events

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