READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUG. 20-SEPT. 3

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By Sam Warren, copyright 2017

August 19, 2017 (San Diego) – From a happy hour adventure with a New York Times best-selling author to the San Diego Festival of Books, you’ll find many local events for literary lovers coming up across our region.

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 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 annon 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.

August 29 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Elizabeth Day with Edan Lepucki to discuss and sign her new book The Party. Elizabeth Day grew up in Northern Ireland. She is an award-winning journalist and has written extensively for The Telegraph, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer, Vogue, Elle, and the Evening Standard

A taut psychological tale of obsession and betrayal set over the course of a dinner party, The Party tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/elizabeth-day-2017

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

August 30 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.)Victor Milán signs his new book, The Dinosaur Princes. Be prepared for dinosaur riding knights battling it out with the gods for the right to live in Paradise, in the continuation of what Publishers Weekly called, "an excellent series that combines combat, magic, skullduggery, and pageantry with memorable characters."

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/victor-mil%C3%A1n-signs-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 30 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Jean Twenge to discuss and sign her new book iGen. Jean M. Twenge, PhD, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than a hundred scientific publications and two books based on her research, Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic, as well as The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. She lives in San Diego with her husband and three daughters.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today's members of iGen – the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later – are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/jean-twenge-2017

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

August 31 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.)Alex Segura and Duane Swierczynski sign Dangerious Ends and The Black Hood Vol. 1.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/alex-segura-and-duane-swierczynski-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.

September 2 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Steve McGovern signs Tammany Hall.

Retired Homicide Detective turned best-selling true crime author Jack Shields, is offered a job he cannot refuse; to write the biography of dying Mafia Don, Paul Busoni. Struggling with a crumbling marriage, a haunted past, and a friend’s betrayal, this is a chance to turn things around. It is the writing opportunity of a lifetime…if he can survive long enough to finish it!

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

September 3 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Thor Wier, author of Space Cowboy Odyssey, a horse trek across America from San Diego to Canada.

Victor Milan has been a variety of things; cowboy, semi-pro actor, and DJ to name a few, but throughout it all he has always been an avid reader and writer. With an expansive list of published books under his belt Victor has been writing a variety of SF and Fantasy novels that readers have enjoyed for years. His love of paleontology shines through in his epic alternate history series, The Ballad of Karyl’s Last Ride.  We at the Galaxy are more than excited to welcome him back to the store for the release of latest installment in the work George R.R. Martin hailed as "Game of Thrones meets Jurassic Park,"

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

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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 The East County Magazine at the following URL:http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events

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