By Sam Warren
"A synonym is a word your use when you can’t spell the other one." — Baltasar Gracián
July 20, 2018 (San Diego) – Author signings, book clubs, writers’ classes and more are coming up in our region.
July 23 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Scott Miller to discuss and sign his new book Ninety Percent Mental. Scott Miller is the full-time national baseball columnist for BleacherReport.com, as well an analyst for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio and a contributor to Fox Sports San Diego television. Before his current positions, he was the national baseball columnist for 14 years at CBSSports.com (2000-2013), a beat writer covering the Minnesota Twins for the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press (1994-1999), and a general sportswriter with an emphasis on baseball for the Los Angeles Times (1987-1993).
July 25 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Clarion Presents Kelly Link & Gavin Grant who will discuss Pretty Monsters, Kelly’s critically acclaimed anthology for both adult and young adult audiences, was a NEA Big Read selection for 2018. Neil Gaiman says Kelly, a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellow, should be declared a "national treasure."
Among their other achievements, publishers Gavin J Grant & Kelly Link received a World Fantasy Award for Small Beer Press & Big Mouth House in 2009. Eugenia Williamson of the Boston Globe noted, “The works Small Beer produces are so unique that they could come from nowhere else, a singularity that fosters the same kind of loyalty music buffs feel toward their favorite record labels.”
July 26 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick’s presents Colleen Hoover #1 New York Times Bestselling Author who will discuss, Q&A, and sign All Your Perfects.
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row-- in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
July 27 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Young Adult Book Club Meeting.
Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-07-2018
July 28 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Carola Dunn signs The Corpse at the Crystal Palace.
Carola Dunn is the author of more than 20 mysteries featuring Daisy Dalrymple, as well as numerous historical novels and romances. Born and raised in England, she lives in Eugene, Oregon, and is a frequent visitor to San Diego and Mysterious Galaxy. Carola's many Regency Romances – most available as eBooks from Mysterious Galaxy – will appeal to Romancing the Galaxy readers.
Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Dunn-07-2018
July 28 (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) — Romancing the Galaxy Panel. Join the Mysterious Galaxy staff and a panel of Romance Writers in celebrating the latest genre section in the Galaxy; AKA adding "matchmaking" to our books of Martians, murder, magic, and mayhem. Why Romance? Beyond the fact that it's a genre several of the staff are passionate about, the central mission of Mysterious Galaxy and our goal of sharing the magic of books, to quote the Romance Writers of America, "Romance fiction is smart, fresh and diverse.
July 29 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — James Ziskin, Eric Beetner, & Caroline Kepnes. MG's July author events conclude with an afternoon of crime, spotlighting James Ziskin, Eric Beetner, and Caroline Kepnes. James continues his Anthony and Macavity Award-winning 1960's journalist Ellie Stone Mysteries – which have also been finalists for the Edgar, Barry, and Lefty Awards – with A Stone's Throw, which has received praise from multiple trade journals.
July 31 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Nomi Prins to discuss and sign her new book Collusion. Nomi Prins is a journalist, speaker, respected TV and radio commentator, and former Wall Street executive. The author of six books, including All the Presidents' Bankers, Other People's Money, and It Takes a Pillage,
August 2 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Benjamin Gorman signs The Digital Storm. As his website bio says, Benjamin “writes every chance he gets.” He’s gone on to publish novels The Sums of our Gods and Corporate High School. Mysterious Galaxy is proud to host Benjamin as he comes to discuss his latest novel, The Digital Storm, a science fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set inside the digital world of a bank’s intranet. An artificial intelligence program named Prosper is quarantined within the system, where he creates himself a virtual island populated with other artificial beings. Will he be able to entice those in the real world who exiled him away to enter his world, giving him a chance to escape and seek his revenge?
Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Gorman082018
August 3 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host R.O. Kwon, in conversation with Lizz Huerta, to discuss and sign her new novel The Incendiaries. R. O. Kwon is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing is published or forthcoming in The Guardian, Vice, Buzzfeed, Time, Noon, Electric Literature, Playboy, and elsewhere.
Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/ro-kwon-2018
August 4 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Kali Wallace & Garret Weyr signing, with guests. Their books City of Islands and The Language of spells.
August 5 (Sunday, 2;00 p.m.) — Professor Joseph Crespino will discuss his acclaimed new book Atticus Finch: The Biography at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.
Who was Atticus Finch? The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation?
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SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES
Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.
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July 22 (Sunday) — Annual Meeting for San Diego Writers, Ink. Save the Date as we will have some special member benefits (more info soon!). More at: http://www.sandiegowriters.org
July 23 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Open Mic Night at the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. Here’s your opportunity to come share a fun evening where each reader is allotted 3 minutes to read a selection from their writings – it might be a snippet from a novel, a short story, or poetry, and to receive written feedback from other members and guests.
Read more: https://sdwritersguild.org/
August 5 (Sunday, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.) — THE WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE with Scott Sigler is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing...with coffee. No agenda, just chatting about the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration, defeating writers block, and all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary.
Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/WCH080518
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DAY TRIPPERS GUILD TO TIJUANA
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BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON
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SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.
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