READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM AUGUST 16, 2015

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I'M BACK

I have retired and moved to the southern Mexican beach town of Zipolite in the state of Oaxaca. If anyone wants to visit, I would be glad to help you get a place to stay and show you around.

I have to warn you though. It is not your typical resort town. It is clothing optional, marijuana smoking is legal, it is gay friendly, bars open all night, and you won't find any luxury hotels. What happens in Zipolite, stays in Zipolite. One can stay in a dormitory for about $4 a night or rooms or bungalows from$10 and up. Email me at sambookwarren@yahoo.com.

Readers

August 16 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Lisa Brackmann has worked as an executive at a major motion picture studio, an issues researcher in a presidential campaign, and a singer/songwriter/bassist in a rock band. Her first novel, Rock Paper Tiger, featuring American Iraq War veteran Ellie Cooper in the dissident Chinese art world, was nominated for The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel, and her second novel, Getaway, won the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Grand Prize. Now the third and final installment of the critically-acclaimed Ellie Cooper series is here in Dragon Day. Ellie reluctantly agrees to help a powerful Shanghai billionaire by investigating his son’s new American business partner. Ellie is swept up into the glamorous circles of the Shanghai elite, but when a waitress is murdered at a party, Ellie is fingered as the prime suspect. She must find the real killer but even that may not be enough to save herself.

Steph Cha writes the acclaimed contemporary LA noir series featuring Korean-American aspiring private investigator, Juniper Song. She graduated from Stanford and Yale Law School and has written for The Los Angeles Times, The L.A. Review of Books, and Trop magazine. In the third Juniper Song book, Dead Soon Enough, Song is a full-fledged licensed private investigator at Lindley & Flores. When an infertile Armenian-American couple hires Song to follow Lusig, their surrogate who happens to be their cousin, she quickly realizes Lusig is conducting an investigation of her own. Lusig’s best friend, Nora, is an activist involved in an ugly public battle over a memorial and she’s been missing for a month. Song is thrust into the tightknit world of the Armenian community and the controversy surrounding the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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

 

August 16 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Shawnee Thornton Hardy author of Asanas for Autism and Special Needs.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 16 (Sunday, 3:30 pm) — Warwick’s present Holly Madison, former Playboy Bunny and Star of E!'s #1 Hit Show, The Girls Next Door, signing her debut memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole.

Holly Madison spent five seasons on the #1 rated E! hit reality show The Girls Next Door before headlining a critically acclaimed stage show on the Las Vegas Strip, Peepshow. She also starred in two seasons of her own hit E! series Holly’s World. Madison divides her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

In Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, a shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir, this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion, the drugs, the sex, the abuse, the infamous parties, and her real behind-the-scenes life with Bridget, Kendra, and, of course, Mr. Playboy himself.

A spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed a small-town Oregon girl into the Holly Madison we know today. But like Alice’s journey into Wonderland, after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole, what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion – including A-list celebrity parties and her own #1-rated television show for four years – quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies. Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all – and quickly became her nightmare. After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.

But instead of ending her life, Holly chose to take charge of it. With great courage, Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship, landing her own successful television series, and the hard work of healing, including her turn on Dancing with the Stars. A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment, Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams – and finding the life we deserve.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 17 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — Upstart Crow Book Club will meet to discuss both the July selection and the August selection.

July: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

August: The Lady in Gold by Anne Marie O'Connor.

Book Club is FREE and open to the public. Members receive 25% off the selected book of the month if purchased at the shop.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

August 18 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — From Publishers Weekly’s starred review of Zero World by Jason Hough: “This massive brick of a science fiction thriller smashes The Bourne Identity together with The End of Eternity to create a thrilling action rampage that confirms Hough (the Dire Earth Cycle) as an important new voice in genre fiction. Peter Caswell, a cybernetically enhanced assassin from a futuristic Earth, and Melni Tavan, a deep-cover operative from a strange incarnation of the 1950s, are two deeply complicated and conflicted spies. Neither can complete their objectives without the other, and their superiors – and enemies – have hidden and often competing motives and plans.”

See Patrick’s review on our website and (in part) on the backside of this newsletter for more praise for this selection for our Fantastic Firsts program. Then, join us for our Launch Party celebration of this former local author’s first hardcover release.

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

 

August 18 (Tuesday, 11:00 am) — ToddlerStorytime. come join us in the Kids Department for stories and fun! come join us in the Kids Department for stories and fun!

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 18 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Vanessa Diffenbaugh to talk about and sign her newest novel, We Never Asked for Wings.

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds.

For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children – Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six – in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.

Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she's worked for and her family's fragile hopes for the future.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 19 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — 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 to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection, Hyde. Rob’s review begins, “Daniel Levine’s revisionist take on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is an enthralling feat of storytelling, which not only does justice to the classic tale, but explodes it to reveal darker, deeper truths.”

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

 

August 19 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — New Alchemy Poetry Series featured Poets and Open Mic is hosted by Seretta Martin and Fred Longworth.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

August 19 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is excited to be hosting Meg Waite Clayton to present her newest novel, The Race for Paris. Meg Waite Clayton is the author of five novels, including The Wednesday Sisters. She’s written for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Runner's World and public radio, often on the subject of the particular challenges women face. This event is free and open to the public.

What was it like to be a driven and talented woman journalist in a world restricted by military regulations and gender barriers? Bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton delivers answers in her highly and widely anticipated new novel, The Race for Paris. Opening in Normandy on June 29, 1944, the novel follows two tenacious American female war correspondents on their quest to document – and make – history by covering the liberation of Paris from the center of the action. Inspired by real women like Martha Gellhorn, Margaret Bourke-White, Dot Avery, and Lee Miller, who took bold, grave risks to prove that they could report from the front lines of WWII just as powerfully as men, The Race for Paris firmly reflects historical facts and details, while pulsing with immediate drama – and a chilling, timely sense of wartime danger.

Told from the perspective of Jane Tyler, a young, single, adventure-seeking reporter for the Nashville Banner and the only daughter of an ostracized unwed mother,The Race for Paris is also the story of Olivia “Liv” Harper, an Associated Press photographer with a supportive husband who is the editor-in-chief of the New York Daily Press. While Jane is resigned to making the most of her assignment covering a field hospital, Liv is set on capturing the war – and the jubilant liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation – from the front lines. After failing to win over her CO, Liv goes AWOL. Seizing her shot to make a name for herself, Jane joins her. Enlisting the help of a tentative ally, British military reporter Fletcher Roebuck, the two intrepid women set off across the perilous French countryside on a race to reach Paris and out-scoop formidable male competitors. Along their journey, Jane, Liv, and Fletcher continually confront obstacles, and cross paths with gunfire, carnage, and death. Their mission is further complicated by emotional bonds, romantic tensions, and one woman’s secret – a secret with the power to end her career and, perhaps, her life.

Reflecting the extraordinary courage and determination of pioneering women in journalism – women who paved the way for respected war correspondents such as Christiane Amanpour, Oriana Fallaci, and Lynsey Addario – The Race for Paris is a gripping novel celebrating the power of women, then and now.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 21 (Friday, 6:30 pm) — Poetry & Art Series 2015 presents San Diego poet Kendrick DialBboy Tommy Chu from Culture Shock Dance Center and DJ Gill Sotu. The evening features hip hop, breakdance and text-based visual art on exhibit. People’s Choice Poem Awards (open mic competition) follow the featured performances. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door. Bring snacks/libations to share and get in free!

The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit us online at http;//sandiego-art.org.

 

August 22 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — It’s an afternoon of quadruple cozy authors, discussing B&Bs, cookbooks, Hollywood, fashionable fabrics, and crime! In Ellen Byron’s debut cozy mystery novel, Plantation Shudders, Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat moves back to her hometown Pelican, Louisiana to help her parents run the Crozat plantation and their B&B. An eighty year old couple on their honeymoon is murdered at the B&B, and Maggie has no one to turn to. Since the Pelican police can’t seem to be of service, Maggie is forced to become an amateur detective and look for clues on her own.

In the fourth book of the, The Cookbook Nook Mystery series, Fudging the Books, from Agatha Award-winning author, Daryl Wood Gerber, Jenna Hart is at it again! This time Jenna is hosting the local Chocolate Cookbook’s Club meeting with her dear friend and cookbook author, Coco Chastain. In the midst of the festivities, things start to fall apart. Coco’s editor, Alison, is killed and robberies are threatening the success of the event. Jenna takes matters into her own hands, and launches an investigation in search of the killer.

In the anticipated new novel Beyond a Doubt, author Nancy Cole Silverman delivers an exciting story that one reader calls “A real nail-biter!” Reporter Carol Childs is called to the scene of a dead body which turns out to be connected to a series of missing women. Young, attractive women are deceived by a false internet ad which promises them fame and fortune, but only leads them to be victims of human trafficking. When a judge’s daughter leaves a clue on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Carol Childs decides to take the risk and embark on a journey to uncover one of Hollywood’s dirty secrets.

In Crushed Velvet, second in the Material Witness series, author Diane Vallere tells a riveting story of fabric shop owner Polyester “Poly” Monroe and her involvement in a murder. Poly gets a delivery of lush fabrics for her new shop Material Girl when she finds the body of her friend Guinevere’s husband, Phil. Phil’s wife, Guinevere, is the prime suspect. Things heat up when Guinevere confesses to killing her husband. Poly is now forced to choose between turning in the killer and saving her friendship. Diane will also discuss recent releases in her three other series.

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

 

August 23 (Sunday, 3:00 pm) — Upstart Crow Book Reading with local author Raquel Perez, author of Legends of The Californios: Nana's Stories of our Family Roots.

Perez takes you on a journey through time with three historically-based fictionalized tales, set in a time when California was under Spanish rule and then under the Mexican Flag. Come hear about the legends that are part of San Diego's past.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

August 23 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Alan Mindell author of The B Team: A Horse Racing Saga.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 25 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Victoria Patterson to present her novel, The Little Brother. Victoria Patterson is the author of the novels The Peerless Four and This Vacant Paradise, a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

Life is pretty sweet for Even Hyde. Despite his parents’ divorce in 2001, he’s doing just fine, having chosen to live with his richly successful father in Newport Beach, California. When not spending ‘bonding’ time with his partially absent father, he has his run of the house, where he more or less comes and goes as he pleases.

Even’s older brother Gabe continues to live in Cucamonga with their emotionally unstable mother. Though he feels discarded and left behind, Gabe visits Even and their father on the weekends.

Even doesn’t seem too worried about Gabe’s quick-to-ignite temper or his evolving addiction to skipping school and smoking weed.

But then Gabe commits a crime so unbelievably heinous that Even can’t forgive his own flesh and blood for it. In his personal recounting for The Little Brother, Even shares the events immediately following his brother and two of his friends savagely gang raping (while videotaping) an unconscious girl. When Gabe somehow ends up losing the video tape (which ends up in Even’s hand) it is up to Even to make the life-changing decision: does he do the right thing and turn his own brother in to the police or does family come first?

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 26 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Wendy L. Patrick to present her newest nonfiction book, Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Toxic People in Your Life. Wendy is a Deputy District Attorney and team leader in the Sex Crimes and Stalking Division of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

We all need emotional blinders: the etiquette that keeps society smoothly moving depends on it. But when you absolutely must rely on another person, you have to be able to assess them objectively. RED FLAGS shares simple strategies anyone can use to spot deceptive or downright dangerous people who use ingratiation and social convention to draw in and lull victims.

Readers will learn how even the most skeptical of us use rose-colored lenses on those around us, in three sections:

— Blinded by Desire. from the alluring lenses of attraction and positive attention to the blindness of marital "bliss" and the distorted lens of delusion

— Overlooking Red Flags in a Professional Setting, how reassuring proximity and the false security of credibility and similarity can lead to costly mistakes

— Be Afraid of What You Can't See, the ultimate cost of wearing emotional blinders around the truly disturbed/criminal, from sexual predation to domestic abuse, stalking and cyber-stalking.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 27 (Thursday) — Warwick's and Venissimo Cheese will present three Spanish cheeses at 2pm for sampling and suggested pairings.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 27 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Megan Feldman Bettencourt to present her book, Triumph of the Heart. Megan began her career as a Central America-based freelancer and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. This event is free and open to the public.

When Megan Feldman Bettencourt found herself embittered after a breakup and a string of professional setbacks, she met an extraordinary man named Azim. Azim had forgiven the man who killed his beloved only son, and even reached out to the killer’s family. He truly seemed to be at peace.

As a veteran journalist, Megan recognized it for the amazing story it was. But as a self-admitted grudge-holder, she was perplexed. Was there something wrong with him, or was there something wrong with her? She wondered about our ability to forgive – why we have it at all, why we do it, and whether it can help us.

Triumph of the Heart is the story of Megan’s quest to understand this complex concept, from both a scientific perspective and a human one. She draws on cutting-edge research showing that forgiveness can provide a range of health benefits, from relieving depression to decreasing high blood pressure. She examines situations as mundane as road rage, as painful as cheating spouses, and as unthinkable as war crimes. Through stories of people and even communities who have forgiven in the toughest of circumstances, she shows us how they’re able to do it, the profound sense of freedom they feel afterward, and the evocative implications for peacemaking worldwide.

This journey takes Megan from recovered addicts who restarted their lives by seeking forgiveness, to a Baltimore principal who used forgiveness techniques to eradicate violence in her school, to genocide survivors in Rwanda who forgave the people who killed their families and perpetrators who are still trying to redeem themselves.

Along the way, Megan strengthens her own powers of forgiveness, altering her life in ways she never expected. With grace and compassion, she reveals that our human capacity for forgiveness not only makes us healthier and happier, but is the key to healing, growing, and living well.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 27 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Book Reading with author Donna BrysonIt's a Black White Thing was shortlisted for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award, a national South African prize; won first place in the nonfiction book category in the Colorado Press Women’s 2015 Communications Contest; and won another first from the National Federation of Press Women. The book explores the struggle to get past racism in South Africa after apartheid, and parallels to the civil rights movement in the U.S.

Donna Bryson grew up in San Diego, where her first job in journalism was as an intern at the Union-Tribune. She went on to become a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, which sent her to South Africa in 1993. She covered South Africa’s first all-race elections in 1994. After leaving South Africa in 1996, she reported for AP from India (1996-1999), Egypt (1999-2005) and the UK (2005-2008). In 2008, she was appointed Johannesburg chief of bureau for AP, a position she filled until 2012. She is now a freelance journalist and writer, living in Denver with her husband and daughter.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

August 29 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Legendary drummer Charles Connor will discuss his new book, Keep A Knockin’: The Story of a Legendary Drummer

This book is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into rock 'n roll history. Playing with legends like Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree then Shirley and Lee was just his launch pad before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters; with whom he created his signature drum intro in "Keep A Knockin."

He would go on even further to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, "Big" Joe Turner, "Champion" Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, "Papa" George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more.

D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, http://www.dgwillsbooks.com.

 

August 30 (Sunday, 3:00 pm) — This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Secondhand Souls from Mysterious Galaxy, available August 25, starting at 10:00 am.If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

From the prologue to Secondhand Souls: “(Selected from the Great Big Book of Death: First Edition) ‘Congratulations, you have been chosen to act as Death, it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. It is your duty to retrieve soul vessels from the dead and dying and see them on to their next body. If you fail, Darkness will cover the world and Chaos will reign.’” MG fave Christopher Moore continues the tale of reluctant incarnation of Death, Charlie Asher, introduced in A Dirty Job.

Readers can also pick-up Stripey F*@K Throx – package of 3 “fashion” socks with Chris Moore/Independent Bookstore Day messaging – while supplies last.

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

 

August 30 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Antonio Vianna author of Far From Ordinary: A Novel.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

August 31 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author and former Navy pilot Anne A. Wilson to present her debut novel, Hover. Anne A. Wilson graduated with the 10th class of women admitted to the United States Naval Academy. She served nine years active duty as a navy helicopter pilot, which included serving in the Persian Gulf. Wilson and her crew were named Helicopter Aircrew of the Year in 1997 by the Naval Helicopter Association for the rescue of 13 people in a flood that affected Reno, Yosemite, and surrounding areas.

Helicopter pilot Lt. Sara Denning joins a navy battle group with little fanfare – and that’s just the way she likes it. After her brother Ian’s tragic death, her career path seemed obvious: step into his shoes and enter the Naval Academy, despite her fear of water. Sara’s philosophy is simple – blend in, be competent, and above all, never do anything to stand out as a woman in a man’s world.

Somewhere along the way, Sara lost herself – her feminine, easygoing soul is now buried under so many defensive layers, she can’t reach it anymore.

When she meets strong, self-assured Lt. Eric Marxen, her defenses start to falter. Eric coordinates flight operations for a Navy SEAL team that requests Sara as the exclusive pilot. This blatant show of favoritism causes conflict with the other pilots; Sara's sexist boss seems intent on making her life miserable, and her roommate and best friend, the only other woman on the ship, is avoiding her. It doesn’t help that her interactions with Eric leave her reeling.

The endgame of the SEALs' mission is so secret, even Sara doesn’t know the reason behind her mandated participation. Soon, though, the training missions become real, and Sara must overcome her fears before they plunge her into danger. When Sara’s life is on the line, can she find her true self again and follow the orders of her heart before it is too late?

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 |http://www.warwicks.com |

 

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Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals, Contests and Authors Exhibits

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SAN DIEGO BOOK REVIEW

I ran across the printed paper recently at the Pt. Loma Library. It's a new quarterly publication, filled with book reviews (50+ in this SD edition). It's tied to older San Fran Book Reviews but the San Diego pub just started. They invite SD authors (or others, maybe to SF pub) to send their book(s) for review, if within 90 days of release or coming ahead. They don't note whether authors are from San Diego. Check it out at http://www.sandiegobookreview.com/

 

WRITERS CONFERENCE

The 13th Annual Southern California Writers' Conference *L.A., which takes place Sept. 25-27, 2015 in Irvine, is fast approaching. It’s shaping up to be another great event.

For additional Information go to: http://www.WritersConference.com.

 

August 24, (Monday, 6:30) — At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Alan Russell.

A $5 donation from non-members is recommended. For additional information, go to: http://sdwritersguild.org/.

 

August 21 (Friday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) — San Diego chapter of The Nonfiction Authors Association with Andrea Susan Glass presents Turn Your Book Into A Business.

San Diego Writers Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego. (SDWI is on the second floor in Barrack 16). Meeting Fee: $15 prepay on line, $20 at the door.

Few authors make a ton of money from their first book, but in fiction, you can build a business by creating a series, attracting loyal fans, and thus turning a profit. In nonfiction, you can add workbooks, journals, coaching, classes, and more to build a business and see real profits. Your book is just the beginning as you build your brand and turn your book into a business.

http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Chapter-Nonfiction-Authors-Association/events/222692110.

 

August 22 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) — Local Authors/Writers Panel. Local authors will have a panel/talk on publishing and marketing. Open to the public.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

August 23 (Sunday, 4:30 to 6:30 pm) — Community Meeting & Party: Special announcements, Drusilla Campbell Book Sale, & more at the Ink Spot.

The Ink Spot, NTC Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego. Go to http://www.sandiegowriters.org and click on Classes & Workshops.

 

August 24 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — Mysterious Galaxy Writers GroupMysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go tohttp://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

August 29 (Saturday, 10 am to 12:00 pm) — Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD) will hold its monthly meeting at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas,CA 92024. The topic for the meeting is “Internet marketing for authors” with Jennifer Thompson, Monkey C Media.

Personal Branding Expert and Internet Marketing strategist Jeniffer Thompson is passionate about helping authors build their brands and sell more books. She is the author of Web Site WOW: Turn Your Web Site Into Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool and the creator of the popular Web Site WOW seminar series. Jeniffer’s passion for Internet Marketing shines through in every class she teaches; authors walk away feeling empowered, inspired, and armed with knowledge. Jeniffer is the founder of Monkey C Media, a branding company that delivers easy-to-update, custom websites with an integrated marketing strategy, professional book cover design, and more.

Anyone interested or involved in writing, editing, publishing, designing, or anything related to books is welcome to attend. Members cost $10, non-members $20. Visit http://www.PublishersWriters.org for more information and to register for the meeting.

 

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