READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM MAY 17, 2015

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By Sam Warren

For complete Calendar including Authors Events, go to www.SDWriteWay.org

On May 27th, the staff of the SDWriteWay, me, will be moving to the southern Mexican resort town of Zipolite. You might find it interesting to Google it. The calendar may be a bit erratic for a while until I get set up.

Readers

May 17 (Sunday, 9;30 am to 3:30 pm)Registration for Books Are Better Shared (BABS) is Now Open!

Our second Books Are Better Shared (BABS) event will take place at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. Sharing the love of books and conversation is the goal again this year. For additional information go to http://booksarebettershared.com/.

May 17 (Sunday, 1:30 pm)Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., 5 Star Rated Amazon Author presents… SIGNS OF LIFE AFTER DEATH – A Class Presentation. Have you ever wondered if a deceased loved one was contacting you? This engaging class will uplift and inspire you to see the signs that are meant to comfort you. Learn what to watch for and how to raise your awareness to perceive them.

Carolyn Jaynes, M.A. shares her remarkable experiences from her book, Sprinkles from Heaven, 5-star rated book on Amazon.com. Learn what other people are experiencing and share your own personal stories with like-minded spiritual seekers. This open dialogue confirms what many people are experiencing in a safe, supportive, confidential classroom.

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living: 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA. Register in the lobby. $20. Emerson Room. 760-753-5786. Highway 5 to Birmingham exit, east to Lake Drive.

May 17 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Diane Vallare signs With Vics You Get Eggroll. Business as usual for mid-century modern interior decorator Madison Night involves a rundown ranch restoration and endorsing a set of retro paint colors. But when an investigation into a string of recent abductions turns up a murder vic, and evidence at the scene links the flirtatious Lt. Tex Allen to the crime, Madison’s priorities shift faster than she can say “Doris Day.” Voluntary suspension keeps Tex off the case, and pesky reporter force him to live in his car. Madison’s own life is complicated by the return of her hunky handyman and her new demanding client. She immerses herself in routine, but suspects come out of the freshly-painted woodwork. When seemingly unrelated events lead back to the abductions, she exposes a secondary agenda, a copycat crime, and a vengeful plot to destroy someone she loves.

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

May 18 (Monday, 7:00 pm)The Upstart Crow Book Club meets the 3rd Monday and is open to the public. Each month we discuss either a fiction or non-fiction title in paperback form that has been a Best Seller.

Members receive 25% off on the selected book of the month Book Club Selection: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over – and see everything anew.

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

May 19 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm)Warwick’s and Words A!ive are pleased to present Sue Monk Kidd, New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Wings at The Sherwood Auditorium Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego, 700 Prospect Street,  La Jolla. This is a ticketed event

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 |

May 19 (Tuesday, 1:00 pm) — The Le Cajon Library presents Roger L. Coniee who will talk about his book, Dave the Devil, at 576 Garfield Ave., El Cajon.

May 19 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — The Museum of Contemporary at San Diego, Sherwood Auditorium present Sue Monk Kidd who will talk about her book, The Invention of Wings, at 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

May 19 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm) — The SimCenter presents Mark Victor Hansen who will talk about his book, The Miracles in You, at 1088 Third Ave., San Diego.

May 20 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm)Lyndsay Faye signs The Fatal Flame. No one in 1840s New York likes fires, but Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn't thrilled to be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother Valentine announces that he'll be running against Symmes in the upcoming election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies. Meanwhile, the love of Wilde's life, Mercy Underhill, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep and takes under her wing a starving orphan with a tenuous grasp on reality. It soon becomes clear that this wisp of a girl may be the key to stopping those who have been setting fire to buildings across the city – if only they can understand her cryptic descriptions and find out what she knows. Boisterous and suspenseful, "The Fatal Flame" is filled with beloved Gotham personalities as well as several new stars, culminating in a fiery and shocking conclusion.

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

May 20 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Open Mic & Poetry Night on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Theme night - Open Mic Mother's Day or Memorial Day (your choice).

The New Alchemy Poetry Series, hosted by Seretta Martin and Fred Longworth, is free and open to the public. Come and listen to fantastic guest poets, or sign up to read your own poems during the open mic segment.

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

May 20 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting author Scott McEwen to present the latest installment of the exciting Sniper Elite series: The Sniper and the Wolf. Scott McEwen is a former trial attorney in San Diego, California and has taught at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London. Scott works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the Navy SEAL Team Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. 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.

Our hero, Gil Shannon has a problem with authority and doesn’t follow the rules—but he also doesn’t back down from a fight. However, in The Sniper and the Wolf has Shannon finally met his match when another lethal sniper proves to be more dangerous? Will he be overwhelmed by “The Wolf?”

Gil Shannon is hot on the trail of his most recent target a Chechen terrorist, Dokka Umarov—who is based on a real life Chechen military figure—when he is sidelined by expert sniper, Sasha Kovalenko, “The Wolf”. Shannon turns from the hunter to the hunted when his mission is exposed by a traitor high up in U.S. government. Shannon must turn to a deadly Russian special operative, Ivan Dragunov, to help even the odds. But when they discover that “The Wolf” is just the tip of a global terrorist plot whose goal is to upend the U.S. economy and the stability of the Western world, Shannon and Dragunov must track the terrorists down before their plan comes to fruition.

Despite the cooperation of the Russian military (and an appearance by President Putin!) the hunt takes Shannon from Sicily to the Ukraine to Russia in an effort to dismantle terrorist intentions. Shannon comes head-to-head with legions of enemy fighters all across Europe in this white-knuckle realistic military thriller ending with a faceoff between Gil and the one sniper who may be his equal shot, “The Wolf”.

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 |

May 23 (Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm ) — Marshall Lubin will be signing books for his recently released book, Night Moves which chronicles a terrorist attack on an Embassy in London, a malfunction he had on a HALO parachute jump, and world-wide operations of Seal Team One.

This publication is nonfiction, gleaned from the author's experiences in the Navy. Email welajust3d1@sbcglobal.net for any additional information needed. The book signing will be at Barns & Noble in Santee.

May 24 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Noted surfing historian John Blair will discuss his new book Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966.

Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966 features seldom seen archival photographs that illustrate the early history of this unique musical style. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year and a half, Dale developed the sound and style that came to be known as “surf music.” The result was the development of more powerful guitar amplifiers, a dramatic increase in the sales of Fender guitars and amplifiers, and a shift from New York to West Coast recording studios. More and more people were drawn to the sport of surfing, which became an important part of teen beach culture at the time. Even landlocked teenagers were captured by the moment, carrying surfboards atop their woodies in Phoenix or bleaching their hair blonde in St. Paul. For hundreds of thousands of kids, though, the attraction was not the connection to surfing; it was the connection to the music pioneered by Dick Dale.

John Blair is a writer, producer, and guitarist who has made significant contributions to the history of surf music. He has written several books, dozens of magazine articles, and provided liner notes for many retrospective surf music compilation recordings.

D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-455-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

May 24 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Noted surfing historian John Blair will discuss his new book Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966.

Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966 features seldom seen archival photographs that illustrate the early history of this unique musical style. Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year and a half, Dale developed the sound and style that came to be known as “surf music.” The result was the development of more powerful guitar amplifiers, a dramatic increase in the sales of Fender guitars and amplifiers, and a shift from New York to West Coast recording studios. More and more people were drawn to the sport of surfing, which became an important part of teen beach culture at the time. Even landlocked teenagers were captured by the moment, carrying surfboards atop their woodies in Phoenix or bleaching their hair blonde in St. Paul. For hundreds of thousands of kids, though, the attraction was not the connection to surfing; it was the connection to the music pioneered by Dick Dale.

John Blair is a writer, producer, and guitarist who has made significant contributions to the history of surf music. He has written several books, dozens of magazine articles, and provided liner notes for many retrospective surf music compilation recordings.

D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-455-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

May 24 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)Weekends with Locals: George Galdorisi. 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 |

May 27 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm) — Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., 5 Star Rated Amazon Author presents… SIGNS OF LIFE AFTER DEATH – A Class Presentation. Have you ever wondered if a deceased loved one was contacting you? This engaging class will uplift and inspire you to see the signs that are meant to comfort you. Learn what to watch for and how to raise your awareness to perceive them.

Carolyn Jaynes, M.A. shares her remarkable experiences from her book, Sprinkles from Heaven, 5-star rated book on Amazon.com. Learn what other people are experiencing and share your own personal stories with like-minded spiritual seekers. This open dialogue confirms what many people are experiencing in a safe, supportive, confidential classroom.

Rolando / College Library Auditorium: 6600 Montezuma Road (at El Cajon Blvd, next to Ralph’s.) San Diego, CA. Book signing to follow class. Seats 80. Bring your group to this free public event. NO registration required.

May 27 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm)Rachel Howzell hall signs Skies of Ash. Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton and her partner, Colin Taggert, arrive at the scene of a tragic house fire. Juliet Chatman perished in the blaze, along with her two children. Left behind is grieving husband and father Christopher Chatman, hospitalized after trying to rescue his family. Chatman is devastated that he couldn't save them. Unless, of course, he's the one who killed them.

Neighbors and family friends insist the Chatmans were living the dream. But Lou quickly discovers the reality was very different. The flames of adultery, jealousy, scandal, fraud, and disease had all but consumed the Chatmans' marriage before it went up in smoke.

Lou's own marriage hangs by a thread. Soured by the men in her life, Lou is convinced that Chatman started the fire. Her colleagues worry that her personal issues are obscuring her judgment. With very little evidence regarding the fire – and rising doubts about her husband's commitment to monogamy – Lou feels played by all sides.

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

May 27 (Wednesday, 6:00 pm)Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will host Elizabeth George, signing and discussing The Edge of Shadows.

The first fire may have been an accident, but what about the second? And the third – the one that killed someone. Becca King and her friends wonder if one of the newcomers to the island is to blame. Perhaps it’s Isis Martin’s brother, Aidan, just home from a school for troubled teens. Or Parker Natalia, a talented musician fired by his bandmates for unknown reasons.

Meanwhile, Becca’s education in the paranormal continues, as fellow psychic Diana Kinsale encourages her to explore her growing extrasensory abilities. Beautiful Whidbey Island may seem like a tranquil haven, but all is not as it seems. The third book in the Whidbey Island saga confirms Elizabeth George’s place as a top-notch writer of suspense novels.

About the Author: Elizabeth George, described by Entertainment Weekly as “the queen of the mystery genre,” is the author of the bestselling crime novels about Inspector Thomas Lynley. Her books are known for complex plotting, elegant writing, and well-developed characters, all of which she also brings to her novels for teens.

The first book in the Whidbey Island saga, The Edge of Nowhere, was a finalist for both the Edgar and Agatha Awards. The second book, The Edge of the Water, and the third, The Edge of the Shadows, continue the story in the island setting, which is notable for its beauty and mystery.

Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island. She says, “Whidbey Island deserves to be ‘someone’ in a story. I only hope I’ve done it justice."

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

May 27 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is excited to be hosting Michael Perry to present his novel, The Jesus Cow. Michael Perry is a radio host, songwriter, and the New York Times bestselling author of several nonfiction books. A registered nurse by training, Perry lives in northern Wisconsin with his family, where he volunteers with the local rescue service. This event is free and open to the public. 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.

With his eye (and ear) for the comical elements of contemporary rural life, New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry has built a loyal audience with his popular memoirs Visiting Tom and Population 485. Now, for the first time, he turns to fiction with The Jesus Cow an affectionately skewed and big-hearted depiction of one miraculous bovine and the chaos it unleashes.

The uneventful world of Harley Jackson, low-key Wisconsin farmer, is about to change forever: “On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a smallish newborn bull calf upon whose flank was borne the very image of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Well,” said Harley, “that’s trouble.”

Harley attempts to suppress the “miracle,” fails spectacularly, and the Jesus Cow goes viral. His peaceful, hometown is quickly overrun with pilgrims, grifters and clamoring media. Then a Hollywood agent jets in with plans to turn Harley’s farm into a neon-lit cheesehead version of Lourdes. The free-for-all is further complicated by Harley’s blooming affair with a truck-driving woman he met at the gas station—she joins a parade of unforgettable characters, from a lonely land developer in a star-spangled Hummer to a devout car-crushing Catholic widow and Harley’s cat-obsessed best friend Billy, who tries to pass off country music lyrics as original philosophy.

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 |

May 28 (Thursday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is proud to be hosting former Navy SEAL and New York Times author of The Red Circle, Brandon Webb to talk about and sign his newest book, Among Heroes. This event is free and open to the public. 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.

As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world’s most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Among the best of the best, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper training program as course manager after September 11, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were heating up, instructing a new generation of the world’s top snipers. Along the way Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends.

Among Heroes is Webb’s poignant tribute to the remarkable valor and abiding humanity of those “sheep dogs” (as they call themselves) who protect us from the wolves of the world. These include the story of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished on the Lone Survivor mission in Afghanistan. He shares the heroism of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who were among the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion-17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. With the book nearly finished, Webb didn’t expect to have to include the legacy of Glen Doherty, his best friend for more than a decade, killed while helping secure the successful rescue and extraction of American CIA and State Department diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

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 |

May 29 (Friday, 4:30 pm) Steve Martini signs The Enemy Inside. This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Enemy Inside from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 12th, starting at 10 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.

One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she's killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore.

Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani's daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna's death. Ives claims he had only one drink on the night of the accident, yet he can't remember anything between the time he left for a party north of San Diego and the moment he woke up in a hospital the next morning. He's still dazed and a little bruised, but also obviously very afraid. After all, a woman is dead, and he's sure he didn't kill her. To save an innocent young man's life, the brilliant defense attorney must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients – no matter how unsavory – a search that will lead him into a vortex of corruption, and at its center, a devious killer poised to strike again.

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

May 30 (Saturday, 11:00 am)Matt Coyle launch party for Night Tremors. Haunted by a past he cannot flee, Private Investigator Rick Cahill has felt the pain from being wrongly accused of a crime. So, when an attorney asks him to help free an imprisoned man, whom he believes is not guilty of murdering his family, Rick jumps at the chance. The investigation pits him against his mentor, cops who want to put him in jail, and a biker gang that wants him dead. Before Rick can save himself, he must uncover the truth known only to the real killer about what happened one bloody night eight years ago."

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

May 30 (Saturday, 11:00 am)As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Trowa D. Cloud, creator of The Curseborn Saga Novella I: Fade to Black and Novella II: Cheaters Never.

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 |

May 31 (Sunday, 11:00 am)Greg Proops signs The Smartest Book in the World in San Diego. From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star, Greg Proops, comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical name-checking, Satchel Paige bon mots, and genuine wisdom.

The Smartest Book in the World is based on Proops's sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times, in which his "bold, never-boring voice takes center stage"" (The New York Times). "The book is a rollicking reference guide to the most essential areas of knowledge in Proops's universe, from the noteworthy names of the ancient world and baseball, to the movies you must see and the albums you must hear."

Complete with history's juiciest tales and curious back-stories, Proops expounds on the merits of poetry and proper punctuation, delivering this wealth of information with his signature style and Proopsian panache. An off-beat and exuberant guide to everything, The Smartest Book in the World gives you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Well, unless the Proopmaster is there, too.

About the Author: Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which is back on TV on the CW network. Mr. Proopdog has a chart topping podcast called The Smartest Man in the World, which he has recorded live from around the world including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Oslo, New Zealand, Finland, Montreal, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Melbourne, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hollywood, a ship off St. Marten, and somehow, Cleveland. The podcast is available at Proopcast.com and on iTunes. Proops has been a voice actor in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and played Bob in Bob the Builder. He has been a guest on @Midnight on Comedy Central; Red Eye; The Late, Late Show; and Chelsea Lately. He lives in Hollywood. It's not that bad, really.

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

May 31 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)Weekends with Locals: Joanie Connell.

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 |

June 2 (Tuesday, 10:30 am)Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., 5 Star Rated Amazon Author presents… SIGNS OF LIFE AFTER DEATH – A Class Presentation. Have you ever wondered if a deceased loved one was contacting you? This engaging class will uplift and inspire you to see the signs that are meant to comfort you. Learn what to watch for and how to raise your awareness to perceive them.

Carolyn Jaynes, M.A. shares her remarkable experiences from her book, Sprinkles from Heaven, 5-star rated book on Amazon.com. Learn what other people are experiencing and share your own personal stories with like-minded spiritual seekers. This open dialogue confirms what many people are experiencing in a safe, supportive, confidential classroom.

OASIS Mission Valley: 3rd floor of Macy’s. 1702 Camino Del Rio North Register online at OASISnet.org $7. 619-881-6262. Listed on program #345, page 54. Sprinkles from Heaven.

June 2 (Tuesday, 4:00 pm)Peter Clines signs The Fold. STEP INTO THE FOLD. IT'S PERFECTLY SAFE. The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to "fold" dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind's dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe. Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn't quite what it seems – and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret. As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there's only one answer that makes sense. And if he's right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys...everything.

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

June 4 (Thursday, 4:00 pm)W. Craig Reed signs Cold War III. Human population is skyrocketing, natural resources are dwindling, Russian aggressions are escalating, and Arctic climate changes are forging a new Cold War battleground that’s about to turn hot. These alarming world events have converged to create a perfect storm that's thrusting the world toward unprecedented economic chaos and global conflict. In Cold War III, W. Craig Reed exposes Russian President Vladimir Putins plan to dominate world resources, and why the invasion of Ukraine is only the beginning. Reed also reveals details about a scientific breakthrough by the U.S. Navy that could defeat Putin, create jobs, and mitigate climate change. But unless world leaders act now, Putins plan could plunge the free world into a nightmare scenario of poverty, despair, and chaos not seen since the Great Depression. Reeds frightening revelations remind us that the worlds superpowers are still bitter enemies, and the third Cold War is heating up rapidly deep beneath the Arctic ice.

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

June 8 (Monday, 4:30 pm)Paolo Bacigalupi signs The Water Knife. In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg-breaker, assassin and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel "cuts" water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet, while the poor get nothing but dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with no love for Vegas and every reason to hate Angel, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas refugee who survives by her wits and street smarts in a city that despises everything that she represents.

With bodies piling up, bullets flying, and Phoenix teetering on collapse, it seems like California is making a power play to monopolize the life-giving flow of a river. For Angel, Lucy, and Maria time is running out and their only hope for survival rests in each other's hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

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

June 10-14Annual Used Book Sale. A diverse assortment of used books have been collected for the Annual Used Book Sale to benefit the Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library, which will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.  Limited free on-site parking available.  http://www.sdcjc.org/ajl/used_books.aspx

There will be a special early-bird shopping opportunity on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon with a $20 entrance fee for participation.   Afterward, general admission is free.

Sunday, June 14th will be a Bargain Bag Sale! Everything (excluding specially-priced items and art) that you can fit into a brown paper grocery bag is yours for $10, or a plastic grocery bag for $5.

For additional information, please contact Susan Hagler, Program Assistant at susanh@lfjcc.org. Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library (upstairs) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla; (858) 362-1150; http://www.sdcjc.org/.

June 10 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Tasting Adventure with best-friend authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, as they discuss their new novel, The Status of All Things at Eclipse Chocolate Bar, 2145 Fern Street, San Diego 92104. The event is ticketed at $40 per person (add $15 for signed book) and is open to the public.

About the Event:  Grab the fun women in your life and join us for a fabulous Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Tasting Adventure with best-friend authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, as they discuss their new novel, The Status of All Things. Your Adventure includes a three-flight tasting of exotic chocolate truffles, artisan cheeses, and wines with Eclipse Bar owner and chocolatier Will, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the authors up close and personal in an intimate and decadent setting.

About the Author: What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate-on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates. In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton, a San Diego author, together with her best friend Lisa Steinke, a former talk show producer in Chicago, combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

June 12 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will host Lindsay Cummings, signing and discussing The Murder Complex #2: The Death Code, and Stephanie Diaz, signing and discussing Rebellion.

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is the dark and compelling sequel to the bestselling The Murder Complex, which Booklist praised as "carefully crafted . . . chilling" and Justine magazine called "a must for fans of action-packed dystopians like The Hunger Games and Divergent."

With short, fast-paced, alternating point-of-view chapters, The Death Code starts several weeks after The Murder Complex ends. Zephyr keeps the secret about Meadow close – that if she dies, The Murder Complex will be destroyed, too. Meadow, desperate to find her brother, father, and little sister, is determined to fight fearlessly to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old. The Death Code introduces a memorable cast of secondary characters and delivers a vivid and scary thrill ride read.

About the Author: Lindsay Cummings is the 23-year-old author of The Murder Complex duology and Balance Keepers trilogy at HarperCollins. She lives in Celina, TX, with her Grumpy Husband Josh, a German Shepherd, a German Shephusky, a real Wolf Cub, a draft horse named Dan the Man, a hedgehog named Hedwig, a cat named Crookshanks, and 5 silly, egg-laying chickens. She's still trying to convice her husband to let her get a teacup pig and name it Pigwidgeon. She is convinced her Hogwarts letter was just lost in the mail.

Lindsay graduated high school in 2009, and after several years of severe illness due to Chronic Fatigue, she decided to take up writing. She never looked back, and once Lindsay's books found a home at HarperCollins, she turned to social media to connect with her fans. Lindsay created the hashtag "#booknerdigans, which has reached over 100,000 uses on Instagram, and even more on Twitter. Lindsay loves to do school visits, writing workshops, attend bookish events around the USA, and when she's not writing, you can find her reading (she believes you can never read enough), riding her horse, hanging out with her dogs, going to church, where her husband is a Youth Pastor and she's on the worship team, and lately, Lindsay loves filming nerdy videos for her new YouTube channel.

Lindsay loves to connect with her fans. She's a big believer in helping young writers find the right path to publication. She believes that if she can do it, you can too. Seriously! Go for it!

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

June 14 (Sunday, 11:00 am) Robert Rotstein signs The Bomb Maker's Son. Attorney Parker Stern's estranged mother, the enigmatic leader of the cultish Church of the Sanctified Assembly, shows up unannounced and asks him to represent a man named Ian Holzner – better known as the Playa Vista Bomber. In 1975, Holzner, an anti-Vietnam War radical, allegedly planted a bomb that killed four people. He's been a fugitive from justice ever since, but now apparently wants to turn himself in. At first, Parker refuses to take on the representation. But then his mother reveals a startling secret about Holzner that all but forces Parker to take on the case. The reemergence of Holzner after years in hiding creates media attention. Then a bomb explodes and other violent acts of domestic terror mount. Is Holzner the mastermind behind these crimes? At great personal risk, Parker gradually uncovers the truth about these terrorist attacks, and at the same time discovers long-hidden, painful realities about his mother, the father he never knew, and his own past.

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

June 17 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm)Sean Chercover signs The Devils' Game. John Rector signs Ruthless. Nick White is the only person who can save Abigail Pierce. After uncovering a plot to have her killed, he attempts to warn her but instead puts himself squarely in the crosshairs. They know who he is, they know where he lives, they know how to get at his family. Drawn into the conspiracy surrounding Abigail, Nick soon discovers the danger is bigger than he ever believed. Now he must uncover the truth to save her and himself.

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

 Writers

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

http://www.SDWriteWay.org

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For a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

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May 18 (Monday, 6:30 pm)Because the fourth Monday of May is Memorial Day, our meeting will be a week earlier, Monday, May 18. The speaker, Bonnie ZoBell, Creative Writing Coordinator and faculty member at Mesa College, received her M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University in New York and been awarded numerous fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing and a Capricorn Novel Award.

One of her short stories was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for inclusion in the anthology American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. She has published her work in over a hundred venues. Published in May 2014, What Happened Here, a novella and set of stories, introduces a cast of characters living on the same block in North Park, San Diego, site of the PSA Flight 182 crash in 1978. It relates how shared tragedy can touch a community and the individuals who live there. Her chapbook, The Whack-Job Girls, was published in March of 2013.

For additional information, go to: http://SDWriterGuild.org.

June ??Adventures by the BookTM is pleased to team up with award-winning author and Emmy award winning television interviewer Kathi Diamant, and Emmy award winning KPBS videographer and producer Andy Trimlett to offer an intensive Creating Your Professional Video Workshop designed for authors. The workshop will be held at HeraHub Sorrento Valley, and is ticketed at $289 per person (early bird discount available) and open to all writers and authors.

About the Workshop: One of the most effective ways to reach the largest potential audience is an online video interview. People may not judge a book by its cover, but they certainly will judge an author by their presence. We will prepare you to create a professional video presence online, and to develop skills to handle a formal live television or radio workshop.

What the Workshop Includes:  Workshop includes an intensive writing session with Kathi to prepare to talk about your book on camera, a professional one-on-one coaching session with Kathi in which you will rehearse and be coached on interview and presentation skills, a session with both Kathi and Andy in which each participant will be recorded for a 5-minute on-camera single-shot interview, a high definition video of your interview professionally filmed by Andy for every participant, which can be posted on your website or used for professional purposes, the opportunity to slate the interview with your name and book title which you can later upload as a Vimeo video, with an embedded code, to You Tube, Facebook, or a website, or used later as part of a book trailer, a gourmet boxed lunch, and small class size of not more than 15 participants.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

June 4 (Thursday, 6:30 pm)Adventures by the BookTM is pleased to offer the next in its exciting new AuthorPreneursTM Monthly Dinner Series, with Start from Scratch Social Media founder and author Barbra Drizin, as she provides tips on the Power of LinkedIn for Authors at Hera Hub, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd., #400, San Diego, CA 92121. This is a ticketed event open to published authors, emerging authors, and serious writers ($25 per person includes light dinner and event).

About the Event: The monthly series for authors is an exciting and innovative new program never before available in San Diego, and part of AuthorPreneursTM which was launched last year by Adventures by the Book founder Susan McBeth. Originally designed to provide workshops to assist authors in marketing their books, it quickly became clear that the need was much greater. Seasoned authors and serious writers yearn for opportunities to network, learn, engage, support, and contribute in their own community. AuthorPreneursTM will do just that, by featuring monthly events and guest speakers, networking opportunities, continuing education workshops, and much more. The goal is to create an all-inclusive author community in SoCal. Our vision for authors aligns with our vision for entrepreneurs: providing stimulating opportunities for innovation, inspiration, and collaboration.

About the Speaker: Barbra Drizin is a sought-after social media educator, working closely with authors, artists, and entrepreneurs. As the founder of Start From Scratch Social Media, her mission is to “assist the resistant, reluctant, and intimidated to become comfortable, confident, and competent in the virtual world!”

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

June 6 (Saturday, 6:00 am)Mysterious Galaxy will be at the California Crime Writers Conference. Keynote Speakers: Charlaine Harris and Anne Perry. Visit the official California Crime Writer's Conference website.

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

June 7 (Sunday, 9:00 am)The Writers Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry. The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers.

No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 pm. And join the free Message Board online: groups.yahoo.com/group/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/

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

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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOKSTORE

http://www.SDLocalAuthorsBookstore.org

The cost of having your book featured in the Local Authors Bookstore, and linked to Amazon for sales has been temporally lowered. In addition to appearing in the on line bookstore and this eZine, it will appear in http://EastCountyMagazine.org.

NOW Only $19.99 for over one year

DONATIONS: PLEASE HELP WITH EXPENSES! For the price of a cup of coffee, just go to http://www.SDWriteWay.org and click on the DONATE button. Or send via PayPal to editor@SDWriteWay.org. Or go to http://www.gofundme.com/ktr4h4. Anything to help out would be greatly appreciated.

Do you know a reader or writer who would be interested in receiving this eNewsletter, please send their email address to editor@SDWriteWay.org.

Sam Warren, editor.

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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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