By Sam Warren © 2019
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January 11, 2019 (San Diego) – The San Diego Writers Conference, writing classes, book clubs and authors’ book signings are among the events coming up in our literary community.
January 13 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join local paranormal romance author and self-proclaimed “smut mongering minx” Cynthia Diamond for the launch of Starting Fires: Wyrd Love, Book 5. Cynthia’s series offers loosely connected stories full of humor, passion, and adventure featuring strong women, passionate men, and a place where consent is always sexy, set in unseen fantasy worlds that lurk just along the edge of our own.
Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Diamond-01-2019
January 15 (Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.) — Join Picacho and The Cargo Muchachos editor Todd Wirths for a lecture at the Southwestern Prospectors and Miners Association meeting. Kumeyaay Ethnobotany at the Ocean Beach Library
Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/
January 15 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Seth Lerer will discuss and sign his new book Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays. Seth Lerer is distinguished professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego.
Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/seth-lerer-2019
January 15 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Depending on your point of view, Matthew Quirk’s The Night Agent might seem completely plausible in this current era of America. FBI Agent Peter Sutherland has worked tirelessly for years to ensure everything he does is by the book, forever escaping the taint of his father’s charge of selling secrets to the Russians when a section chief in FBI counterintelligence.
Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Quirk-01-2019
January 16 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Holly Black's The Wicked King is the second book in the Folk of the Airtrilogy. The first book in the trilogy, The Cruel Prince, was a bestselling book and is a favorite of many members of our staff. Bookseller Constance says that Black “writes devastatingly beautiful yet cruel Fae that inexplicably enthrall you, pulling you deeper and deeper into their world.” Black has written many other stories, including The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and co-wrote the Magisteriumseries with Cassandra Clare.
This is a ticketed event.
Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Black-01-2019
January 17 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Karen Thompson Walker will discuss and sign her new book, The Dreamers. Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was named a best book of the year by People, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Financial Times, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly.
Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/karen-thompson-walker-2019
January 18 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — A.G. Howard signs Stain. Howard’s works are self-described as “a mix of whimsical, creepy, romantic and magical. Her Splintered series is an Alice in Wonderland retelling, while Roseblood draws inspiration from The Phantom of the Opera. Her latest, Stain, is a high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic.
For additional information, go to https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Howard-01-2019
January 19 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Thomas Perry signs The Burglar with Jo Perry. Thomas Perry is the author of twenty-three titles, including the New York Times bestselling Nightlife andMetzger’s Dog which was voted one of NPR’s 100 Killer Thrillers-Best Thrillers Ever.
We will also be featuring Jo Perry’s Charlie and Rose series, unconventional mysteries featuring the murdered Charles Stone and his canine companion in the afterlife, Rose. Jo has also written episodic television, published articles, and poetry.
For additional information, go to https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Perry-01-2019
January 19 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Thomas Perry is the author of twenty-three titles, including the New York Times bestselling Nightlife and Metzger’s Dog which was voted one of NPR’s 100 Killer Thrillers-Best Thrillers Ever. As Stephen King once said of Thomas can be depended upon to deliver high-voltage shocks.” Over his lifetime, he has worked a colorful gamut of jobs ranging from park maintenance man, factory worker, teacher, producer, and of course writer. His latest work, The Burglar, follows twenty-something Elle Stowell, a professional burglar. During what should be a routine job at the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle happens upon the scene of a triple homicide.
Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Perry-01-2019
January 19 (Saturday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.) — San Diego County Mammal Atlas at Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association: http://www.abdnha.org/calendar1.htm.
The diversity of mammals in San Diego County is greater than any other county in the United States, yet there has been no synthesis of their identification, distribution, natural history, or the conservation challenges they face – until now. The new San Diego County Mammal Atlas will serve as the definitive guide to the mammals of San Diego County.
For additional information, go to https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/san-diego-county-mammal-atlas-at-abdnha/
January 20 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — Coffee with the Catapult - an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth and our bookseller Vanessa. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places.
January 23 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy Book Discussion Group is a book club that reads a little bit of everything. They alternate between reading science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and horror so there is something for everyone in this club and it is also a great way to discover and talk about books that might be outside of your normal genre.
January 25 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy Young Adult Book Club Meeting.
Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-01-2019
January 26 (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to announce our Books & BingoAve Free Library Adventure with 13 authors, including our keynote speaker Laura Kamoie and our opening speaker Melanie Benjamin at 1775 Dove Ln., Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and is open to the public.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND BOOK: A Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestseller, Laura Kamoie has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and more recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction as the New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye. Writing America’s First Daughter with co-author Stephanie Dray allowed her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her passion for storytelling.
January 27 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Ian Rankin signs In a House of Lies. When he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature, author Ian Rankin instead spent those three years writing novels. He had worked a myriad of jobs, such as grape-picker, journalist, and swineherd before finding success with his Rebus series of novels. His latest Rebus novel is the much anticipated In a House of Lies.
Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Rankin-01-2019
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SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES
Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.orgfor a complete list of all the classes & Events for San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.
$5 off January and February Classes if Register Before January 1s. Use Code NEWYEAR
January 17 (Thursday) — San Diego Professional Editors Network Program, Editing as a Reader. Suzanne Sandersfrom the UCSD Extension Copyediting Certificate Program will explore the different types of reading audiences and their needs as well as how editors can develop a stronger working relationship with their clients. Sanders will draw on aspects of reader response literary criticism and apply the Common Reader peer-review method developed by Dr. Karen Gocsik of UCSD’s Analytical Writing Program.
For additional information, go to https://sdpen.com/
January 31-February 2, 2019 — 34th Annual SDSU Writers’ Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego: Keynotes are Corey Doctorow (science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger) and Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer.
Three days of breakout sessions, 1:1 access to top-tier publishing professionals, and a lineup of literary luminaries. Each will share insights from their path to success, words of advice to aspiring writers, and thoughts on the evolving publishing industry.
Additional information at https://www.osidenews.com/2018/10/20/34th-annual-sdsu-writers-conference-january-31-february-2-2019/
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SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
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