READER’S AND WRITER’S CALENDAR: AUG. 19-SEPT. 2, 2018

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren, past president of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild.

"There's a word for a self-published writer who never gives up... rich." Joe Konrath

August 18, 2018 (San Diego) – Top events this week include the San Diego Book Festival and East County Fest, where many prominent local authors will be signing copies of their books.

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READERS

NATURE CLASSES: Throughout the month of August, the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department will be presenting four one-hour classes to help connect youth to nature by encouraging exploration and study of the world around us. Presented by author of the Sunbelt book Nature Adventures! Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County, Linda Gallo Hawley!

The program will take place on Friday August 24th at 10:00 am and is suitable for children ages 7 – 10 years. Sign up required as space is limited. Register through the event listing linked here.

August 19 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Libby Weber, author of Risk A Verse.

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

August 19 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — COFFEE WITH THE CATAPULT. Discoverability is what The Book Catapult is all about - helping you find those great reads that you might not find shopping a big box store or while at the mercy of a large website's algorithm. In the spirit of that discoverability, every third Sunday of each month The Book Catapult hosts Coffee with the Catapult - an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places. Plus complimentary coffee from our neighbors at Communal Coffee and a 20% discount off all books discussed for those in attendance!

Read more: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/coffee-catapult-5

The Book Catapult - 3010-B Juniper Street - San Diego, CA - (619) 795-3780 - https://www.thebookcatapult.com

August 19 (Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)Michael Wilken-Robertson will discuss and sign Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias at the Alpine Historical Society. He will explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid stories.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

August 19 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join Southern CA crime authors Howard Michael Gould and Adam Walker Phillips for an afternoon of criminal pursuits.

Last Looks is a scorchingly funny debut thriller by screenwriter Howard Michael Gould. It features former top LAPD detective, Charlie Waldo, who has been living as an ascetic recluse in penance for his role in a terrible mistaken conviction. He reluctantly agrees to come out of seclusion to help with a case involving Alastair Pinch, an acclaimed Shakespearean actor-turned cheesy TV star accused of murdering his fourth wife.

The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery by Adam Walker Phillips.  Chuck Restic, HR manager and part-time private investigator, has a problem: the consultant guru Julie St. Jean is the bane of his existence. Over his twenty-year HR career, he's been forced to partner with her on inane employee engagement programs whose only value has been to Julie's sizable bank account.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Gould-08-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

August 20 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Local author T. Greenwood will be at the Galaxy to sign her new book Rust & Stardust, which is “based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation.” Known for Bodies of Water and her many other works, Greenwood is an acclaimed author whose mysteries have been holding readers captive for years.

Read nore: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Greenwood-08-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

August 21 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — SUMMERTIME STORIES and a craft.

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

August 23 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host T. Jefferson Parker to discuss and sign his new book Swift Vengeance. 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 best mystery.

Returning hero and private investigator Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene. His troubled friend Lindsay Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life of her son after a fellow flight crew member is killed in brutal fashion.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/t-jefferson-parker-2018

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

August 24 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)Young Adult Book Club meeting featuring Roar: A Stormheart Novel.

Legend says that AuroraPavan's ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing partof its essence. Aurora has been groomed to be the perfect queen...but she's yetto show any trace of the magic she'll need to protect her people.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-08-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

August 24 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Acclaimed local author Mara Altman will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign her new book, Gross Anatomy: Dispatches From the Front (and Back). Mara will be joined in-conversation by her book jacket designers, Leah Goren and Adil Dara Kim.

Read more: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/mara-altman

The Book Catapult - 3010-B Juniper Street - San Diego, CA - (619) 795-3780 - https://www.thebookcatapult.com

August 25 (Saturday, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.) — Join Nature Adventures! author Linda Gallo Hawley at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library for STEAM Storytime. The topic will be The Ecosystem and The Circle of Life.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

August 25 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — San Diego Festival of Books! at Liberty Station. Authors scheduled to appear include Michael T. Martino, Jack Innis, Linda Gallo Hawley, Max Kurillo, Iris Engstrand, and Diana Lindsay.

The Union Tribune is the primary sponsor and is running frequent notices with info about the event including ihe many speakers/panels that will be happening right near the authors' location. There is no charge for the main Festival, with a $3 charge for each of the panels you might attend.  .  You can get lots of details at http://sdfestivalofbooks.com/.

August 25 (Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.) — You're invited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the East County Magazine with the East County Fest at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, One Junipero Serra Rd., San Diego (just west of Santee). Festivities to include foods and wines from the best providers.

For additional information, go to: www.EastCountyMagazine.org.

August 26 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting David J. Getoff, author of Abundant Health in a Toxic World.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/getoff-2018

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

August 27 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Anya Yurchyshyn to discuss and sign her new memoir, My Dead Parents.

Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with the souvenirs of her parents' adventurous international travels. On their trips to Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia, her mother, Anita, and her father, George, lived an entirely separate life from the one they led as the parents of Anya and her sister - one that Anya never saw. The parents she knew were a brittle, manipulative alcoholic and a short-tempered disciplinarian: people she imagined had never been in love.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/anya-yurchyshyn-2018

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

August 27 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.)T. Jefferson Parker signs Swift Vengeance.

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.

Swift Vengeance is a riveting thriller involving a killer who targets a team of military drone operators. San Diego private investigator Roland Ford becomes involved when one of the fliers asks for his help after receiving a chilling death threat in the mail. Ford contacts local FBI terrorism specialist Joan Taucher, and things get serious fast when one of the drone operators is beheaded.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Parker-08-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

August 30 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Local author and acclaimed national journalist Seth Hettena will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign his new book, Trump/Russia: A Definitive History. Seth will be in-conversation with Richard Marosi, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist who covers the US/Mexican border for the Los Angeles Times.

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the relationship between members of Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives continues, there is growing evidence that Trump has spent decades cultivating corrupt ties to Russians and the post-Soviet state. In Trump/Russia: A Definitive History, Seth Hettena chronicles the many years Trump has spent wooing Russian money and power.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

September 1 (Saturday, 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.) — Join international succulent experts, including Soft Succulents author Jeff Moore, at the Huntington for a day of learning. The event also features a silent auction, lunch, succulent plant sales, and more.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

September 1 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Richard Andreoli signs Battle at the Comic Expo.

Mysterious Galaxy is happy to be hosting a trio of creative individuals: Author Richard Andreoli, Illustrator and Battle at the Comic Expo’s cover designer Michele R. Svengsouk, and Artist Frank Svengsouk.

Get ready for Klingon-speaking Cosplayers, cutthroat convention politics, and the unlikeliest heroes ever known in the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Andreoli-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

September 2 (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.)Kathy Krevat, author of the Gourmet Cat Mystery series,  is also familiar to mystery readers as Kathy Aarons, author of the Chocolate Covered mystery series. Both series feature strong women who run their own businesses while they track down murderers in their spare time. In The Trouble with Truth, gourmet cat food entrepreneur and amateur sleuth Colbie Summers protects a troubled teen accused of murder. Kathy has been a tireless advocate for arts education for youth, and serves on the boards of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Left Coast Crime 2020.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Krevat-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

September 2 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Richard Lederer, author of The Joy of Names.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, 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 San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.

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August 25, (Saturday, 6:00 – 9 p.m.) -- East County Magazine invites you to “East County Fest” celebrating their 10th anniversary in the “party of the century.” Numerous prominent authors will be signing books at the event including Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune “Lederer on Language” columnist and KPBS “A Way with Words” founding cohost, author of The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, and Amazing Words. Other authors include  Richard Carrico, Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wineries in San Diego County and Strangers in a Stolen Land, Jim and Terri Varnell, San Diego Natural History Museum field guide to hikes: Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, Don Endicott, coauthor of 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, Reina Menasche, host of East County Magazine’s Bookshelf show on KNSJ radio, author  of the powerful novels Silent Bird and Twice Begun, Bette Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution, Linda Hawley, author of the children’s book (Nature Adventures: A Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County, and Del Hood, former Daily Californian editor, author of History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and the Surrounding AreasFor tickets, visit http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/east-county-fest-august-25-party-decade-our-10th-anniversary.

August 25 (Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — San Diego Festival of Books! at Liberty Station. Authors scheduled to appear include Michael T. Martino, Jack Innis, Linda Gallo Hawley, Max Kurillo, Iris Engstrand, and Diana Lindsay.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

August 25 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the Publishers and Writrs of San Diego at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad,CA.

Kate Quinn and Kevan Lyon discuss The Complete Publishing Journey. NYT bestselling author Kate Quinn and literary agent, Kevan Lyon will talk about the publishing journey and how Kate re-launched her career by taking a look at a changing market and readers’ evolving interest in historical time periods in the historical fiction market. From proposal to submission of a full manuscript and the path to a New York Times bestselling novel, with The Alice Network.  Kate and Kevan will discuss an agent’s role in career strategy, the path to publication and the publisher’s role in working to support the path to being a bestselling novel.

For additional information: http://publisherswriters.org/

August 27 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild present SD/Professional Editors Network members Isabella Furth, Erin Willard, and Chris Zook. The August meeting is devoted to what happens after the writing ends–or more precisely before the rewriting ends: editing. If you haven’t considered the many benefits of having a developmental editor look at your work during the writing process as well as a copy editor, line editor, and proofreader provide professional advice to get to the best possible final product, this meeting is for you.

For additional information, go to: www.https://sdwritersguild.org/

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LINKS

DAY TRIPPERS GUIDE TO TIJUANA
Get your free e-copy at http://Bookwarren.com.

BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON
Go to: http://olin-thompson.com/

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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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. It can also be read at http://SDWriteWay.org.

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