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July 6 (Sunday, 4:00 pm) — Young adult writer John Corey Whaley will sign his book at The Yellow Book Road, 2750 Historic Decatur Road No. 101, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.yellowbookroad.com/ or call (619) 955-5188.
July 6 (Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm) — Summer Dance of the Muse: Art, Poetry & Music at Scarlet Letter Bookstore, 3182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, 92116. Reception for the featured artist-poet: Seretta Martin, includes a poetry reading by Seretta and friends. Her art will be on display through the month of July.
July 6 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Meet Captain George Galdorisi (USN - retired), a naval aviator and military-thriller author who has written eight books and over 200 articles. His latest title, Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Out of the Ashes, resurrects the popular series with plenty of thrilling and realistic military action that only a career naval aviator can write.
July 8 (Tuesday) — The MGSD Book Discussion Group. Clarion Instructor Catherynne Valente (winner of 2014 Locus award for best Young Adult book) and a launch party for Mary Pearson.
July 8 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — The July 8th discussion focuses on a non-traditional non-fiction adventure, David Grann’s The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity for readers to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!
July 8 (Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents author Lauren Cobb, winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, for her collection Boulevard Women, preceded by open mic for poetry and prose. At Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at email@example.com or 760-522-1064, or visit http://www.excusemeimwriting.
July 8 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice to discuss and sign her enchanting new novel, The Lemon Orchard, which tells the unexpected love story of two people from different worlds who share an incredible bond. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
About the book: It has been five years since Julia visited her aunt and uncle's lemon orchard in Malibu and in that time Julia's world has been turned upside down by her daughter's death. When Julia arrives to housesit, she finds their home and the grove are just as breathtaking as she remembered. A virtual hermit, Julia expects to pass her time in Malibu quietly, with her dog Bonnie as her sole companion, but before long, she finds herself powerfully drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto appreciates his job at the grove-it is good, steady work that allows him to support his father in California, as well as his extended family back in Mexico. He expertly tends the orchard but his obsession for his daughter who was lost during their crossing from Mexico preys upon his mind. Consumed by the weight of a terrible secret, Roberto finds a confidant in Julia-this small, pale woman with silver hair and arresting blue eyes-haunted by her own heartbreaking past. Set in the sea-and-citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica mountains, "The Lemon Orchard" is an engrossing story about loss, rupture, and the fragility of our lives, but even more it is a tale about picking up the pieces, and the strength of love when we are most vulnerable.
July 9 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host American broadcast journalist and author Lynn Sherr to discuss and sign her latest book, Sally Ride - America's First Woman In Space. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
About the book: The definitive biography of Sally Ride, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys club to a more inclusive elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the "Challenger" explosion and the "Columbia" disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA's rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting science and education for children, especially girls. Sherr also writes about Ride's scrupulously guarded personal life – she kept her sexual orientation private--with exclusive access to Ride's partne, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride's diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr's revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.
July 11 (Friday) — Camp Barnes & Noble: Put on your PJs, bring your sleeping bag and gather round for some camping-themed fun with Barnes & Noble. Listen to some spooky stories read under blanket tents followed by a fun craft.
July 12 (Saturday, noon – 3:00 pm) — Author Corey Lynn Fayman will be signing his mystery novels, Black’s Beach Shuffle and Border Field Blues for the local writers showcase at the always fun.
July 16 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Laurel Braitman, who has a PhD from MIT and is a senior TED fellow, to discuss and sign her book, ANIMAL MADNESS: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
About the book: When Laurel Braitman's highly anxious but beloved Bernese Mountain dog Oliver jumped out of a second-story window and nearly died, the germ of what would become Braitman's career and life passion began: She would go to the ends of the earth to learn about emotionally disturbed animals and the ways in which they are healed. In ANIMAL MADNESS: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Braitman shares the fascinating, inspiring stories she uncovered and comes to the conclusion that humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to mental illness and recovery. How do these animals recover? The same way we do: with love, with medicine, and above all, with the knowledge that someone understands why we suffer and what can make us feel better. With the ground-breaking authority and compassion of a Temple Grandin or Jane Goodall, Laurel Braitman takes us to a new frontier in thinking about animal psychology. ANIMAL MADNESS encourages us to understand and embrace the emotional life we share with animals - both in madness and in healing.
July 16 (Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:45 pm) — Featured Poets and Open Mic) at the monthly New Alchemy Poetry Series, Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee House, Seaport Village, San Diego, Ca. Featured poets: Perie Longo and Chryss Yost (both have served as Poet Laureates of Santa Barbara) Free parking behind Harbor House Restaurant after 6 pm.
Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.
July 16 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm) — Please join co-sponsors from the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and California State University San Marcos for Witness to Wildfires: Looking Through a Rear-View Mirror. It will be a lively and timely expert panel discussion at the outset of another long, tough fire season. The discussion will be in Markstein Hall, room 125 on the San Marcos campus. For those interested, a brief campus walking tour will precede the discussion at 6 p.m., starting in front of Markstein Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. The room holds 125 people, so get there early. There will be light refreshments, and complimentary parking will be available in parking lot F. Signs on major campus streets will direct people to that lot, but a map can be downloaded here: http://www.csusm.edu/guide/
July 17 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — Book signing of Days of Rage by Retired Lt. Colonel Brad Taylor. This is the latest in Brad Taylor’s "Pike Logan Thriller" series, and there is action galore. The task force must stop their most devastating threat yet - a weapon of mass destruction. Instead of being the hunter, the Taskforce is now the ones being hunted. Intent on embroiling the US in a situation that will sap its economy and drain its legitimacy, Russia passes a potential weapon of mass destruction to an extreme Islamic sect in Nigeria: the Boko Haram. A left-over from the Cold War, the Russians believe that the weapon has deteriorated and is not longer effective - but they are wrong, and the Boko Haram is planning to use it to set off terrible mass destruction. Pike Logan and the Taskforce are now suddenly involved in solving the riddle who may be stalking them but have no idea what’s really have been set in motion. - Very suspenseful and exciting!
The author spent more than 21 years in the U.S. Army Infantry, including eight years in the 1st Special Forces Operation Detachment – Delta. He has conducted operations in support of the US interests in several locations including Iraq, Afghanistan and retired as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel. Copies of prior "Pike Logan Thrillers" will also be on hand. Bay Books, 1029 Orange Ave., Coronado.
July 17 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host debut novelist Erika Johansen to discuss and sign her critically acclaimed novel Queen of the Tearling. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
About the book: Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother's throne, learn to be a ruler--and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen's Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea's kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest has only just begun--a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend...if she can survive.
For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.
July 18 (Friday) — Crazy Fun with CrazyLoom Bracelets: Let’s get crazy with the CrazyLoom Bracelet Maker. Learn how to make colorful rubber band bracelets, rings, and more! Rock the colors of your favorite team, or make matching friendship bracelets with your bestie that you will get to take home. Bring a pal and get ready to let your creative juices flow!
Barnes & Noble, Oceanside, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside: Lisa Kovach - Community Relations Manager, at 760-529-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
July 20 (Sunday, 4:00 pm) — Local Author Alan Mindell will present his book The Closer: A Baseball Love Story. R. A. Dickey was the first knuckleball pitcher to ever win a coveted Cy Young Award–despite spending most of his career in the minor leagues. Terry Landers, also a knuckleballer, is Dickeys fictional counterpart in The Closer. The main difference, aside from winning the Cy Young, is that at age thirty-three, Terry has never played in the majors. Once he finally gets his chance, what follows is the heartwarming story of his impact both on the pitching mound and with a family in distress.
Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.
Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals, Contests and Authors Exhibits
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July 7-18 (9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm) — Summer is just around the corner and Publish My Book™ is ramping up with great activities for the kids! If you are looking for a creative way for your child to spend the summer, consider one of their weekly summer camps offered at two different North County locations. Horizon Prep School in Rancho Santa Fe – Publish My Book™
Registration fee is $500 for the two-week morning or afternoon program (1st grade - 6th grade age). Children will write and illustrate their very own book and become a published author and illustrator by the end of the program. They will also dive deep into learning about the components of a story and aspects of publishing. The class includes 2 free copies of your child's published book with the opportunity to acquire additional books.
Registration fee is only $189.50 for residents of Encinitas and $199.50 for non-residents (1st grade – 6th grade age). This is a 1 week program, 3 hours per day. Your child will write and illustrate as they learn about the components of a story and storytelling. The class includes 1 free booklet of your child's story with the opportunity to acquire additional booklets.
For more information & registration go to: http://prepsummer.org/
July 27 (Sunday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm) — Black and White Poetry Reading. Number of sessions: 1 night only Members: $5 donation suggested Nonmembers: $5 donation suggested Location: The Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16, Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92106
A poetry reading inspired by the current art show in the Ink Spot and Inspirations galleries. Open reading–participants may read for 2-3 minutes each. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOKSTORE
ATTENTION AUTHORS: Have your book featured in the Local Authors Bookstore, and linked to Amazon for sales. Only $19.95 for over one year.
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BOOK PUBLISHING: Let www.Bookwarren.com help you publish your book. The editor will guide you through the whole publishing process including eBooks.
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Sins of the Fathers by Denise L. Buchanan, Ph.D.c: Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Buchanan shares her story of being molested, raped and impregnated by a respected catholic priest at age seventeen. For decades she carried the shame, guilt and fear that burdened and trapped her in cycles of abuse. As Buchanan courageously faced her abuser and the beliefs that held her captive, she gained a new found freedom and spiritual awakening. Denise’s journey is chronicled in a memoir entitled “Sins of the Fathers: A true story of rape and deception in the Catholic Church and spiritual renewal” published by Lulu Press, Inc. and released in November, 2013. Denise turns all 148 pages of her book into a generous gift of hope and a healing balm to anyone who has felt like a victim of any kind of abuse.
Child Of The Storm By Kirk Lee Aeder: By the fall of 1977, Chris cemented his reputation as the most progressive surfer from the mainland United States—cancer and all. His doctors believed that his illness appeared to be on the decline, and his main goals were to stay healthy and to improve his surfing. As most of his friends – and certainly the entire Windansea surf community—saw it, a permanent spot on the IPS tour would be his for the taking.
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Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of www.SDWriteWay.com. Visit the site for additional news and calendar events for both Readers and Writers. Sam now lives in Tijuana, Mexico, and is available for tours.