READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JULY 9-23

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Copyright 2017 by Sam Warren

July 8, 2017 (San Diego) -- If you are like me, you like to scan and feel a book before putting out hard cash for a copy. With online bookstores like Amazon and their ilk causing many brick and mortar bookstores to go out of business, other than the local library, it is getting more difficult to do this. Being a minor author myself, I feel guilty in telling you this as it deprives authors of their well-earned royalties. However, I enjoy browsing through thrift and second hand shops. I know that it is impractical, but I believe that no book should be sold commercially unless the author gets some kind of remuneration.

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 story times.

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

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

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July 9 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Kirk Raeber, author of Forgotten Letters.

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

July 9 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Christopher Farnsworth signs Flashmob. Farnsworth, who admitted in a New York Post article that his internet browser history is filled with the methods of serial killers, Chinese drone specs and instructions on how to build a homemade EMP bomb, believes “[w]e’re all living in a pulp-fiction world now. And we’ll all need better stories to make sense of it.” John Smith, the telepathic ex-CIA spook from last year’s Killfile, returns in Flashmob, battling a terrifyingly plausible effort to use the internet for social manipulation. Fans who’ve missed Nathaniel Cade, The President’s Vampire, and preorder Flashmob, can receive a new Cade eBook – contact staff for details. In April, Chris began writing the 24: Legacy – Rules of Engagement comic series for IDW.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/christopher-farnsworth-signs-san-diego-1.

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

July 10 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.)D.J. Butler and Christopher Husberg sign Witchy Eye and Dark Immolation.

Publishers Weekly on Witchy Eye, D.J. Butler’s adult fantasy adventure set in a magical Appalachia, “Butler’s fantasy is by turns sardonic and lighthearted; ghoulish shadows claw into the most remote areas and heroism bursts out of the most unlikely people. Sarah is the epitome of the downtrodden hero who refuses to give up until she gets what she needs, and her story will appeal to fantasy readers of all stripes.” Charlie Pondicherry lives in an alternate Victorian London shared by humans and fairy tale creatures in Dave’s middle grade adventure series, The Kidnap Plot and The Giant’s Seat.

Dave will be discussing fantasy literature with Christopher Husberg, author of the epic fantasy Chaos Queen Quintet. The series debuted with Duskfall, in a world where the corrupt Cantic religion affects the elven tiellan, whose numbers are diminishing, humans, and vampires, and continues with Dark Immolation.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/dj-butler-and-christopher-husberg-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 11 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Jaimal Yogis to discuss and sign his new novel All Our Waves are Water. Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning writer, outdoorsman, and frequent teacher. He is the author of the memoir Saltwater Buddha, which has been made into a feature documentary film, and The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing, and Love. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he has written for ESPN: The Magazine, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco magazine, Surfer's Journal, and many other publications. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and their three sons.

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/jaimal-yogis-2017.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Fiona Davis to discuss and sign her new novel The Dollhouse. Fiona Davis is a journalist and former actress on and off Broadway. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she is based in New York City. You can find her at www.FionaDavis.net

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/fiona-davis-2017.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — According to her website biography, novelist, essayist, and playwright Andrea Hairston “bikes at night year-round, meeting bears, multi-legged creatures of light and breath, and the occasional shooting star.” Will Do Magic for Small Change blends West African religion and history, magic, science fiction, theater, and the life of a Pittsburgh teen in the 1980s, and was hailed as “[a] beautifully multifaceted story…with deep, layered, powerful characters” by N.K. Jemisin in a review in the New York Times.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/clarion-instructor-andrea-hairston.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) — La Jolla Literary Book Club meets at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, San Diego CA 92037.

July 13 (Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) — Meet the Author! Travel Writer/Photographer, Raymond Bartlett at the Central Library / Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.

July 13 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.)Daniel Price signs The Song of the Orphans. As July ramps up for the Biggest Event in our Year (Comic-Con International), we offer an evening of superheroes with Daniel Price and Guest Host Peter Clines (The Fold, Ex-Heroes). The Flight of the Silvers introduced Daniel’s Silvers Saga, as six people with special abilities were forcibly transported from Earth as we know it to an alternate Earth, where a cataclysmic incident in 1912 diverted their history. The Song of the Orphans is the sophomore installment in the trilogy, continuing the tale of the Silvers, the Gothams, the Pelletier Group, divergent timelines and temporal powers, and, naturally, a pending apocalypse.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/daniel-price-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 13 (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 14 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s, the University of San Diego & Words Alive present National Book Award winner for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Sherman Alexie discussing and signing You Don't Have to Say You Love Me at the University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre, 5998 Acala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner. Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/sherman-alexie-2017.

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

July 15 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Victoria Laurie signs A Panicked Premonition. It doesn’t take a psychic eye to determine that Victoria Laurie’s cozy paranormal series is a Mysterious Galaxy handselling favorite, especially of Terry’s. Victoria began her novels about professional psychic intuitive Abby Cooper as a way to share her own experiences. Fifteen books later, Abby is confronted with a high stakes locked room murder inside a panic room, where the main suspect is her husband, Dutch. Victoria’s most recent young adult novel is Forever, Again, and her storytelling includes her middle grade fantasy books, and her M. J. Holliday Ghost Hunter series.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/victoria-laurie-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 15 (Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)Book Discussion Group facilitated by Kathi Diamant of KPBS; once a month on the 3rd Saturday at 10 am at Kensington-Normal Heights, 4121 Adams Ave, San Diego.

Gain insight into books by group discussions of plot, characters and theme. Kathi Diamant will facilitate the discussion. Call 619-533-3974 to get the title of the book we'll be reading. They are ordered prior to the discussion and can be picked up at the Kensington-Normal Hts. Branch Library. At10:00 am.

July 16 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Horror Afternoon in San Diego. Guest host Lisa Brackmann (Go-Between) will facilitate a conversation about zombies, sword fighting, martial arts, and the craft of writing with Dana Fredsti and Jonathan Maberry. Occasional San Diegan Dana, a former B-movie actress with a background in theatrical combat, is the author of the Ashley Parker zombie series. Dana’s new dark fantasy series Spawn of Lilith centers on a Hollywood stuntwoman / demon hunter. Johnathan, a celebrated guest of Comic-Con International, is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning suspense author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He will be focusing on his new anthology, Nights of the Living Dead, co-edited with the legendary George A. Romero, the godfather of zombie horror. Snacks, beer, and wine will be available for readers.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/horror-afternoon-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 16 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Simone Butler, author of Moon Power: Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess.

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

July 17 (Monday, - 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Tony Bathey to discuss and sign his new novel Tower 18. Tony Bathey is a native of Tucson, Arizona. He studied English and Health/Secondary Education at the University of Arizona, taught for some years, served as an Ocean Lifeguard in Southern California for several years, and currently pursues his passion for writing on his free time from work in business development. He and his wife live in La Jolla, California.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/tony-bathey-2017

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

July 17 Monday, 6:00 p.m.) — Join California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia at the Central Library for a reading and literary scene conversation with local lit folk. All writers, organizers, event hosts, and poetry lovers welcome to come and discuss our region’s literary history and happenings. BBC radio will be on hand to record and broadcast the reading and conversation. More about Dana at www.danagioia.com.

July 18 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Clarion Instructor Cory Doctorow at Comickaze Liberty Station, 2750 Historic Decatur Rd. #101, San Diego. Walkaway is Clarion Instructor and New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow’s first adult novel in eight years:  an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years and the very human people who will live their consequences. Cory is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Locus. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/clarion-instructor-cory-doctorow-comickaze-liberty-station

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

July 18 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — Storytime with author and teacher Marcia Berneger who will read from Buster the Little Garbage Truck.

July 18 (Tuesday, - 7:00 p.m.) — Calling all Menyons! The Galaxy is delighted to welcome back international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon signing Dragonsworn, the second book in in the Dragons Rising trilogy. The Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter, Lords of Avalon and The League are currently in development for television.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sherrilyn-kenyon-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.

July 19 thru 23 (Wednesday, July 19 - 4:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 23 - 5:00 p.m.) — Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comic, movie, and science fiction fans banded together to put on the first comic book convention in SoCal More than four decades later, it’s become the pop culture convention of the hemisphere.

Attending authors known at publication include Special Guests of the Convention Gail Carriger / G.L. Carriger (The Sumage Solution: San Andreas Shifters #1), Roxane Gay (Hunger), Dean & Shannon Hale (The Princess in Black), Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Fate), Charlie N. Holmberg (The Fifth Doll), Jonathan Maberry (The Joe Ledger Series), Brian Selznick (The Marvels), and R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street). Plus 125,000-odd fans and more pop culture than you can imagine! Check out the titles below for a vastly incomplete representation of more than 100 attending authors' works.

Read more at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/san-diego-comic-con-international-0

July 19 (Wednesday, - 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host David Grann to discuss and sign his new book Killers of the Flower Moon. David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, which was chosen as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, including a George Polk Award.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/david-grann-2017

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

July 20 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — New Alchemy! Check out Jimmy Jazz and Michael Klam, reading at Lestat’s Coffee House. The great poet Seretta Martin hosts. Jazz and Klam will share selections from their new books, The Book of Books and The Cheapest Flight to Paradise.

July 20 (Thursday, - 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Alexandra Fuller to discuss and sign her debut novel Quiet Until the Thaw. Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her mid-twenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She is the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come.

Read more at http://www.warwicks.com/event/alexandra-fuller-2017

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

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/

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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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JOB POSTINGS

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ San Diego/Tijuana chapter has compiled a great list of local job and internship opportunities:

nahjsandiegotj.blogspot.com/p/jobs-internships.html.

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 11 (Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) — The Society for Technical Communication, San Diego Chapter (STC/SD) is hosting an evening of lively conversation, food, and fun for colleagues, friends, and industry professionals. The event will be held at Rough Draft Brewing Company, 8830 Rehco Road, Suite D, San Diego.

This event is for anyone interested in networking with others working in the field of technical communication and related fields such as web design, instructional design, technical editing, writing, API, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Meet and greet colleagues, make new friends, and learn about job leads you won't hear about anywhere else. Admission is Free

Register at event URL: http://www.stc-sd.org.

July 11 (Tuesday)The Society for Technical Communication, San Diego Chapter (STC/SD) is hosting an evening of lively conversation, food, and fun for colleagues, friends, and industry professionals. The event will be held at Rough Draft Brewing Company, 8830 Rehco Road, Suite D, San Diego. This event is for anyone interested in networking with others working in the field of technical communication and related fields such as web design, instructional design, technical editing, writing, API, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Meet and greet colleagues, make new friends, and learn about job leads you won't hear about anywhere else.

Admission is free. Register at event URL: http://www.stc-sd.org.

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.

Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eea1a9qn3fe4fb9e&oseq=&c=&ch=.

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.

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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.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

by Lea Silber <http://www.leesilber.com>

They're Clichés for a Reason

There’s a reason some sayings get passed down from generation to generation. It’s because they contain timeless advice that makes sense. Sure, some clichés make no sense like, “The cat got your tongue?”

A penny saved is a penny earned

If you can get what you want and need for less than you expected you not only saved the difference, you essentially earned money. On big ticket items this could a big chunk of change.

“Money talks” and “Cash is king” both tell it like it is. In today’s world (and throughout history, honestly) having money (and cold hard cash) gives you an advantage because as they say, “It takes money to make money.”

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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

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with Month, Date, (Weekday, Event Time) first. Deadline is Friday midnight. Send us your address if you wish to receive a copy of this weekly eZine. — Sam Warren, column editor