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December 21 (Sunday, 7:00 pm)Warwick's and Words Alive present Cary Elwes in conversation to discuss his new book, As You Wish, the behind-the-scenes account about the making of The Princess Bride. The event will be held at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, The Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. This is an OFFSITE ticketed event, and a copy of the book is included. Tickets can be purchased here. Check-in and doors open at 2:15PM and seating is first-come first-served.

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

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

December 23 (Tuesday, noon)Author Bishop O'Connell will sign and talk about his book, The Stolen, at Barnes & Noble, 9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee.

December 24 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)Christian Writers Festival featuring authors who sign and talk about their books: Ray Bentley, The Hoy Land Key; Joanne Bischof, The Cadence of Grace, series; Martha Gorris, War of Whispers; Sally John, Between Us Girls; Christa Kinde, The Blue Door; Susan Meissner, The Amish Groom; Beverly Nault, Spring Blossoms; Diana W. Taylor, Ruth other of Kings;and Sandra Esch, Tracks in the Snow.

Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego.

January 2 (Friday, 6:00 pm)Author Bishop O'Connell will sign and talk about his book, The Stolen.

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

January 2 (Friday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm)Back by popular demand – hear Nicholas Clapp give an illustrated presentation for his new book, Old Magic, Lives of the Desert Shamans, at the Anza Borrego Desert State Park Visitors Center. Introducing readers to beautifully photographed rock art, some fascinating stories and Indian legends, and plausible correlations between the art and the legends. Old Magic is a tour de force.

For additional information, contact sunbeltnews@sunbeltpub,com.

January 13 (Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents author Jim Ruland at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.comor 760-522-1064, or visit

January 13 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm)Jewish Poets - Jewish Voices will continue in the Astor Judaica Library for the seventh year in the Astor Judaica Library at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in La Jolla. 

The three featured poets will read their works during the first hour.   This will be followed by a half hour of open mic during which members of the audience are invited to read individual poems.  Bring your poetry to read to sing, or just listen and enjoy.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the library as people enter.

Following the readings, there will be an opportunity to socialize over light refreshments. These programs of poetry readings are open to the public at no charge. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to the JCC Library at (858) 362-1150.

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library (upstairs) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.


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

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Classes & Events for Writers Ink:

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December 16 Monday)Soul Collage and Journaling: The Four Suits with Mary Lee Moser. In this class, the focus will be on learning the value of organizing our collage cards into four or more “suits”, as developed by Seena Frost, the founder of SoulCollage®.

Prior knowledge of SoulCollage® is helpful, but not necessary. Beginners may visit for general information before attending class. Please feel free to bring pictures or magazines to use or share. First class in a series of 6!  Take one or all of them.

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December 17 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) San Diego Writers/Editors Guild Holiday Party for members and their guest.

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January 16 (Friday)Dave Feldman and Lola Sparrowhawk will teach a four-week class on beginning creative writing, at OASIS at Macy’s Mission.

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The cost of having your book featured in the Local Authors Bookstore,

and linked to Amazon for sales has been temporally lowered.

NOW Only $9.95 for over one year.


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LOCAL BOOK OF THE WEEK: La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past by Patricia Daly-Lipe is a rich and varied collection of vignettes and essays about historic La Jolla. Since this author believes that "history is someone else’s point of view", the emphasis is on the extraordinary people who helped build and shape this special place.

La Jolla is more than a town, more than just a pretty seaside place in the sun. There is a spirit about this place. The essence of La Jolla comes not only from the sea, the surf, the sun, the cliffs, and the caves, but also from its unique and bountiful history which includes very special citizens.

Purchase from LiteraryLady Publications by sending me an email at for your La Jolla Book Order. $19.95 (shipping included in USA.)

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THE GUILDED PEN: The San Diego Editors/Writers Guild's Third Edition – 2014 anthology of The Guilded Pen is now out on Amazon. To get your copy, go to:


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