READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JULY 21-AUG. 4

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Copyright 2017 by Sam Warren



July 19, 2017 (San Diego) -- Like a zombie rising from the grave, Crown Books has come back to life. Like Borders and a number of other book sellers who were killed off by the likes of Amazon, they bit the dust in 2001 after being the third largest bookstore in the country. But the spirit was still alive and was bought lock stock and barrel including the loco and name by Rancho Penasquitos businessman Andy Wiess and reincarnated in Encinitas. They now sell used books at low prices.

But if you want to find a book more current and even meet the authors, look below and give an author some support by visiting one of the following book signings.


READERS

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:


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

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FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP:

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

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July 21 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Christina Henry, who retold the tales of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in her Chronicles of Alice duology, takes on Peter Pan and Neverland with her origin story of Jamie, who became Captain James Hook. Lost Boy “turns Neverland into a claustrophobic world where time is disturbingly nebulous and identity is chillingly manipulated…a deeply impactful, imaginative and haunting story of loyalty, disillusionment and self-discovery,” per RT Book Reviews. Read our staff member Kelly's review.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/christina-henry-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.

July 23 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing Weekend with Locals Program, they will be hosting Annette Hubbell, author of A Spoonful of Grace: Mealtime Blessings in Bite-Sized Pieces.

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

July 24 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Alex Segura and Duane Swierczynski sign Dangerous Ends: (Pete Fernandez Book 3) and The Black Hood, Volume 1: The Bullet's Kiss.

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.

July 24 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky to discuss and sign her new book Women in Sports. Rachel Ignotofsky is an illustrator and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as Babble, The Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed. She is the author of Women in Science.A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/rachel-ignotofsky-2017

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

July 26 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy’s summer reading series concludes with spouses C.C. Finlay and Rae Carson. Finlay is the editor for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and the author of five books and dozens of short stories. His website notes, “We tell stories to create purpose and find meaning. The stories we tell about ourselves define our identity, the stories we enjoy reveal our hopes and aspirations, and the stories that we believe without question hide our deepest fears.” Rae is the author of the Fire and Thorns high fantasy trilogy, and the magic in the American West Gold Seer trilogy, which will conclude with Into the Bright Unknown in October.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/clarion-instructors-cc-finlay-and-rae-carson

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

July 26 (Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) — The Scripps Ranch Book Discussion Group invites you to join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Copies are available for check-out at the library. This month the book will be discuss Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran.

Scripps Miramar Ranch Branch Library, 10301 Scripps Lake Dr, San Diego. Telephone 858-538-8158.

July 26 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Lee Siegel to discuss and sign his new memoir The Draw. Lee Siegel is the author of five previous books and the recipient of a National Magazine Award. A widely published writer on politics and culture, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and their two children. Siegel creates a startling portrait of his family and of the American dream in the sixties and seventies, writing with intensity and honesty.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/lee-siegel-2017

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

July 27 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is hosting author C.J. Box to discuss and sign his new book Paradise Valley. C. J. Box is the author of eight novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. The pursuit of a wily serial killer leads a Rocky Mountain lawwoman into one of the most remote places in the U. S. in Paradise Valley, a riveting new novel.

He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar® Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event-cj-box-2017

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

July 27 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — After a career as a crime reporter, Claire Booth decided she preferred the world of fictional crime. Her first Missouri Sheriff Hank Worth mystery, The Branson Beauty, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which hailed it as “a most engaging regional police series.” The promise of her debut continues in Another Man’s Ground, as Hank faces multiple crimes and a challenger for his office. PW commented, “Booth’s affectionate treatment of the decent and shrewd people of Branson and Worth makes this a series worth following.”

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/claire-booth-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.

July 27 (Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) — Cheapest Flight to La Bodega! Puna Press/Michael Klam book opening at Ted Washington’s Palabra reading in Barrio Logan.

An evening of poetry every 2nd & 4th Thursday featuring guest artists open mic. All talents are welcome at 2196 Logan Ave., San Diego.

July 28 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Every Day Above Ground is the third Van Shaw crime novel by multiple-award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton. Past Crimes and Hard Cold Winter were both Staff Picks by Sarah, who calls the stories of the ex-thief and Army Ranger “an addictive and compelling series.” Van agrees to participate in what is presented as a largely victimless crime to assist a friend of his grandfather’s and get some financial stability; however, he rapidly is enmeshed in a complex and dangerous scenario.

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

July 28 (Friday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.) — Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? The Mira Mesa Banned Book Club, a book group with a "freedom to read" theme, focuses on books and authors that have been banned or challenged worldwide over the years, as well as other thought provoking titles. New members or visitors are always welcome.

For more information, email book group facilitator Pam Stevens at pstevens@san.rr.com, or call the Mira Mesa Branch Library, Mira Mesa, 8405 New Salem St, San Diego. (858)538-8165.

July 29 (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with The Westgate Hotel for our Summer 2017 Literary Tea Adventure with award winning author, Loretta Ellsworth at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego. The event is ticketed ($45 per person) and is open to the public.

Literary Tea Adventure features Loretta Ellsworth, author of Stars Over Clear Lake, a mesmerizing and romantic novel that transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which hold the key to one woman’s deepest secret.

You don't want to miss this delightful afternoon at the historic Westgate Hotel with this wonderful author. Over literature, delectable tea treats, mouthwatering pastries, scones, seasonal berries, and a glass of bubbly we will indulge in a decadent afternoon with Loretta.

Loretta Ellsworth grew up in Mason City, IA. A former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University with a Master’s Degree in Writing for Children, she is the award-winning author of four young adult novels. She has four children and six grandchildren and lives in Lakeville, MN. Stars Over Clear Lake is her first novel for adults.

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

July 30 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of Warwick's Books ongoing Weekend with Locals Program they will be hosting Sonja K. Glassman, author of The Big Promise.

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

July 30 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — San Diego author Marie Andreas was the recipient of the 2017 San Diego Book Award for best published Science Fiction / Fantasy for The Glass Gargoyle, the first book in her Lost Ancients fantasy series. Victorious Dead is the second novel in her Asarlaí Wars space opera trilogy about mercenary starship captain Vaslisha Tor Dain, which launched with Warrior Wench last spring.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/marie-andreas-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 1 (Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.) — Jason Reynolds signs Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he's Spider Man.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/jason-reynolds-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 1 (Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) — Men's and Women's Book Club at Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr, San Diego. Contact 858-552-1668.

August 1 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Psychologist Janina Scarlet and Marvel and DC Comics illustrator Wellinton Alves join forces to offer teens Superhero Therapy a dynamic, illustrated introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With this fun, outside-the-box self-help guide, teens will discover how to vanquish inner super villains such as anxiety, depression, anger, or shame; explore their unique superpowers; and become their own Superhero questing for what matters to them.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/dr-janina-scarlet-book-launch-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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July 10 thru 21 (Monday thru Friday at 1:00 p.m.) — The Hobbit Immersion Camp in San Diego. This July, Mysterious Galaxy is teaming up with Signum University to host a FREE two-week program on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit! Signum University is a non-profit online university with a dedication to making education more accessible for everyone and a special interest in promoting the study of Tolkien and other works of Imaginative literature.

The Hobbit Camp is designed to get middle-schoolers involved in a guided, interactive summer reading program based on Tolkien’s classic fantasy story. Campers (ages 10-13) will read the assigned chapters, participate in the daily online classes, and then meet at their local library for discussion and to work on individual or group projects.

Interested? Stop in Mysterious Galaxy or give us a call 858-268-4747! Or send our resident hobbit /assistant manager a quick email saying you'd like to participate: kelly@mystgalaxy.com.

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

July 19 (Wednesday, reception 5:30 p.m., program 7:00 p.m.) — Buy your banquet tickets to find the winner for the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists’ annual awards contest at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, 1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106.  Registration is closed.

July 20 (Thursday) — Antoinette Kuritz, the founder of the La Jolla Writers Conference, will offer tips on getting the most out of attending writers conferences at the next program meeting of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). The meeting, “To Attend or Not to Attend: Choosing the Right Writers Conference for You,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego County Health Services Complex.

The right writers conference can not only be pivotal to a writer's career, it can be a great boon to editors looking to find new clients. But between travel expenses and the cost of conferences themselves, attending a conference can be a major investment. What should you look for, how can you vet a conference, and how do you best take advantage of what a conference has to offer both editors and writers?

Antoinette Kuritz is the founder of STRATEGIES, a firm that focuses on literary development, publishing, business modeling, marketing, and public relations. She has worked with self-published, small press, and NY Times best-selling authors. This past year, The Kuritz Group, Inc., launched Nightstand Press.

The cost is free to SD/PEN members and only $10.00 for nonmembers. The evening will include snacks and beverages as well as the opportunity to network before and after the presentation. RSVP via email to pr@sdpen.com no later than Wednesday, July 19.

San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Event URL: http://sdpen.com/event/choosing-right-writers-conference/?instance_id=268.

July 24 (Monday, 6:00 p.m.) — Open Mic Night at the San Diego Editors/Writers Guild. Join our members as they read their own words. Audience members may provide feedback to readers. There is a $5.00 fee for non-members

They meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, For additional information, go to https://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.

July 29 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) — Publishers and Writers of San Diego present Book Publicity 101 with Holly Watson at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad. $20.00 ($10.00 for Members).

Contact: Karla Olson at Karla@publisherswriters.org or go to http://publisherswriters.org/

July 30 (Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) — Third Hour Poems: Poem-Making With Jim Moreno at San Diego Writers, Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., #202, San Diego, CA 92106 (760) 802-2449. Register by clicking on the following link: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/2017-0730-third-hour-poems-poem-making-with-jim-moreno/

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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-bo...

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