READERS WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM DECEMBER 7, 2014

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December, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - December 7 (Sunday, 3:00 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 | http://www.warwicks.com |

December 9 (Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm)Raymond M. Wong will speak and sign his book, Fulfilling A Dream. Raymond was an outsider until he took a trip to Hong Kong at the age of 33. Find out why he wrote his memoir and the obstacles he overcame to get it published.

4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Drive, San Diego; (858) 673-4697

December 9 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) Warwick's will host President and CEO of Scripps Health, Chris Van Gorder, to present his insightful new book, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up. Scripps is one of the nation's foremost health care institutions with more than 14,000 employees and 2,600 affiliated physicians, and has been included on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for seven consecutive years. This event is free and open to the public. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

About the book: The Front-Line Leader outlines specific tactics and steps anyone can use to take responsibility, inspire others, and achieve breakout results for their organizations. As president and CEO of Scripps Health, one of America's most prestigious health systems, Chris Van Gorder presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. While hospitals and health systems nationwide have laid people off or are closing their doors, Scripps is financially healthy, has added thousands of employees (even with a no-layoff philosophy), and has developed a reputation as a top employer. What are the secrets to this remarkable story?

In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidly shares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, and the leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions and actions: people come first. Van Gorder began his unlikely career as a California police officer, which deeply instilled in him a sense of social responsibility, honesty, and public service. After being injured on the job and taking an early retirement, Van Gorder had to reinvent himself, taking a job as a hospital security director, a job that would change his life. Through hard work and determination, he rose to executive ranks, eventually becoming CEO of Scripps. But he never forgot his own roots and powerful work ethic, or the time when he was a security officer and a CEO would not make eye contact with him. Van Gorder leads from the front lines, making it a priority to know his employees and customers at every level. His values learned on the force – protecting the community, educating citizens, developing caring relationships, and ultimately doing the right thing – shape his approach to business.

As much as companies talk about accountability, managers seldom understand what practical steps to take to achieve an ethic of service that makes accountability meaningful. Van Gorder reveals how a no-layoff philosophy led to higher accountability, how his own attention to seemingly minor details spurred larger change, and how his own high standards for himself and his team improved morale and productivity. From general strategy to the tiny, everyday steps leaders can take to create the kind of culture and accountability that translates into major competitive advantage, The Front-Line Leader charts a path to better leadership and a more engaged, higher-performing organization.

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 |

December 12 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot signs and talks about her book, Weeds Find a Way. Shannon Messenger signs and talks about her book, Everblaze.

Barnes & Noble, Oceanside, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside: Lisa Kovach - Community Relations Manager, at 760-529-0270 or crm2153@bn.com for additional information.

December 12 (Friday, 7:30 pm) Pajamarama Storytime. Join your faithful Storytime teller Beverley every Friday night for a fun-filled Storytime! Pajamas, giggles and loud voices are required for the event.

Barns & Noble, Santee Trolley Square, 9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071, 619-562-1755

December 13 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) Warwick's is hosting Emmy and Grammy Award nominee Sheila E. for the signing of her memoir, Beat of My Own Drum. Sheila E. is widely known for her collaborations with Prince on the Purple Rain soundtrack and movie, plus her hit album The Glamorous Life. This is a ticketed event, with a brief question and answer session. Each Signing Line ticket is $28.08, admits two, and includes one copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

About the book: From the Grammy Award-nominated singer, drummer, and percussionist who has shared the stage with countless musicians and is renowned for her contributions throughout the music industry, a moving memoir about the healing power of music inspired by five decades of life and love on the stage. Sheila E., born Sheila Escovedo in 1957, picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, inspired by her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo. Two years later, she delivered her first solo performance to a live audience. By nineteen, she had fallen in love with Carlos Santana.

By twenty-one, she met Prince. The Beat of My Own Drum is both a walk through four decades of Latin and pop music – from her tours with Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Prince, and Ringo Starr – to her own solo career. At the same time, it's also a heartbreaking, ultimately redemptive look at how the sanctity of music can save a person's life. Having endured sexual abuse as a child, Sheila credits her parents, music, and God with giving her the will to carry on and to build a lasting legacy. Rich in musical detail, pop and Latin music history from the '70s and '80s, and Sheila's personal story, this memoir is a unique glimpse into a drummer's singular life – a treat for both new and longtime fans of Sheila E. And above all, it is a testament to how the positive power of music serves as the heartbeat of her life.

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 |

December 13 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) — Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego is pleased to offer visions of sugarplums and stocking stuffers at their Eat! Read! Party! Holiday Event. Dr. Seuss’s, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, visits and poses with readers of all ages, the tall and the small, from Whoville and elsewhere; staff will also be sharing their favorite kids’ titles for the holidays, from picture books through middle grade selections.

Then, starting at 3:00 PM, readers can mingle with a group of authors whose works meet a variety of genre (and gift giving opportunity) needs. Staff will be on-hand to make recommendations of books and creative gift items.

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

December 13 (Saturday, 1:30 pm)Kent Hinckley will speak at the La Jolla Library about his novel, Hearts, Minds, and Coffee. Subtitle is A Vietnam Peace Odyssey.

For additional information, contact Kent Hinckley at 858-395-9243 or kenthinckley.com.

December 17 (Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:45 pm) Featured Poets and Open Mic) at the monthly New Alchemy Poetry Series. Featured poet Jackleen Holton & Ron Salisbury. 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.com.

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 | http://www.warwicks.com |

Writers

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

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Classes & Events for Writers Ink: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

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December 7 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) At their Open House Holiday Party in December, the handful of mystery writers and fans who began the Los Angeles chapter of the national organization, Sisters in Crime, will celebrate a membership that has grown to almost two hundred.  Hosting internationally famous crime novelists, forensics experts, FBI agents, local cops, and others from law enforcement agencies, the group regularly schedules workshops, book signings, a monthly newsletter, the annual California Crime Writers Conference, and contests, all focused on helping crime writers improve their craft. 

SinCLA also publishes anthologies of members’ short stories, and participates in the Los Angeles Festival of Books and other author-related events. Diane Vallere, the current president of SinCLA , has gathered entertainers, a fun photo booth, magicians, and authors (who will read from their unpublished works-in-progress) for the Christmas party  which marks a quarter-century  of support from both book lovers and authors.  Free, open to the public, and an opportunity to become a member as a fan or writer.

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030. More info: http://www.sistersincrimela.com. Disclaimer: the City of South Pasadena nor the Library are sponsors of the event.

December 10 (Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:3 pm) Join bestselling and award-winning local authors Caitlin Rother, Jennifer Coburn, and Laurel Corona as they share tips & advice to establish your brand to make you and your book(s) stand out in the marketplace.

Enter a drawing to win a free consultation and advanced reading at the 2015 San Diego Writers Conference to be held on January 23-25, 2015. Each prize is valued at $50.

San Diego Central Library @Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, Shiley Special Events Suite – 9th floor, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101. Space is limited. RSVP to LibraryMarketing@SanDiego.gov.

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

For additional information, go to: http://www.SDWritersGuild.org.

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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOKSTORE

http://www.SDLocalAuthorsBookstore.org

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: http://www.amazon.com/Guilded-Pen-Anthology-Writers-Anthlogy/dp/0692264639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413817876&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Guilded+Pen.

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ATTENTION AUTHORS: 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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Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of http://www.SDWriteWay.org. 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.


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