READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM MAY 31, 2015

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May 31, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - 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, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Ed Cozza to talk about his newest novel Near Somewhere. Ed Cozza's debut novel, Nowhere Yet, won an IPPY Gold Medal, and three Beverly Hills Book Awards. This event is free and open to the public.

About the book: In Near Somewhere, Townes has hit the wall in his life and doesn't feel connection. A life of endless travel is rapidly shredding his nerves. Annie, Kat and Ashley enter his life and his complications take on a different tone. Add to the mix: a despicable person that won't go away, Towne's friend with no traceable past, a famous actress with a mystical sense, a high-spirited wine maker, and the connections begin in ernest, but not without complication. Southern California, New York, Dallas and California Wine country serve as backdrop for people connecting with each other, and Townes doing everything he can to keep from throwing his briefcase in the river and walking away.

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, 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 8 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting co-authors of the blockbuster novel Your Perfect Life, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke to present their newest work The Status of All Things, a heartwarming and hilarious novel that follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates. Reserved seating is available. This event is free and open to the public.

About the book: Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner-to be with Kate's close friend and coworker, no less-she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something's changed. Suddenly, Kate's real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history.

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 9 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author Annie Barrows to present her newest novel, The Truth According to Us. Annie Barrows is the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She is also the author of the bestselling children's series Ivy and Bean.  Reserved Seating is available.  This event is free and open to the public.

About the book: In the summer of 1938, spoiled senator's daughter Layla Beck is suddenly cast adrift by her angry father. Forced to take a job on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program, she finds herself assigned to write a history of the small mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia. Perfectly certain that she will go mad with boredom, Layla's expectations take a sharp turn when she meets the Romeyn family, particularly the town pariah, Felix Romeyn. Very soon Layla's research develops a distinctively personal flavor. Meanwhile, inside the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is using her newly found virtues of ferocity and devotion to thread her way through a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business that occupies her father and the reason her beloved aunt Jottie remains unmarried. But all roads lead (for both Layla and Willa) to a single event that changed Macedonia and the Romeyns forever.

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 9 (Tuesday 6:00 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents a L.A.-based author Wendy C. Ortiz and her new release, HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK. 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064, or visit http://www.kbgressitt.com/writers-read/.

June 10-14 — Annual 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 10 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is excited to host author H.W. Brands to present his new insightful new biography, Reagan: The Life. H.W. Brands is a Pulitzer Prize nominated historian. He currently teaches History at the University of Texas at Austin. Reserved Seating is available.

About the book: Reagan follows young Ronald Reagan as his ambition for ever larger stages compelled him to leave behind small-town Illinois to become first a radio announcer and then that quintessential public figure of modern America, a movie star. When his acting career stalled, his reinvention as the voice of "The General Electric Theater" on television made him an unlikely spokesman for corporate America. Then began Reagan's improbable political ascension, starting in the 1960s, when he was first elected governor of California, and culminating in his election in 1980 as president of the United States. Employing archival sources not available to previous biographers and drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving members of Reagan's administration, Brands has crafted a richly detailed and fascinating narrative of the presidential years. He offers new insights into Reagan's remote management style and fractious West Wing staff, his deft handling of public sentiment to transform the tax code, and his deeply misunderstood relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, on which nothing less than the fate of the world turned. Reagan is a storytelling triumph, an irresistible portrait of an underestimated politician whose pragmatic leadership and steadfast vision transformed the nation.

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 11 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host debut novelist and former literary agent Brenda Bowen to present her charming new book, Enchanted August. Reserved seating is available.

About the book: Four strangers. A cottage on a remote island. One glorious summer... Or maybe not? When four strangers answer a mysterious advertisement to spend August on Little Lost Island, they imagine a magical month of sun, sea, lobster and cocktails. Each of them is desperate to get away: Rose an exhausted mother of highly-strung twins, Caroline the disgraced Hollywood actress, Lottie whose husband is on the brink of an affair, and Beverly who is recovering from a heartbreaking loss. But despite the perfect setting and the best of intentions, personalities begin to clash - particularly with the appearance of an unexpected visitor. One thing's for sure though, it will be an unforgettable summer...

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 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!

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 13 (Saturday, 3:00 pm) — Laura Nicole Diamond, life-long Californian and debut author will be at Unicorn Book and Gifts to sign her new book Shelter Us. The book tackles community issues including homelessness and immigration. Set in California, Shelter Us has been recommended by Library Journal and has received advance praise from New York Times bestselling authors Christina Baker Kline, Aimee Bender, and Gina B. Nahai, among others.

Lawyer-turned-stay-at-home mom Sarah Shaw is struggling to keep it together for her two young sons and law professor husband. Since the death of their infant daughter, her husband has been buried in his career, her friendships have withered, and Sarah remains lost in a private world of grief. Then one day walking in L.A., Sarah’s heart catches at the sight of a young homeless woman pushing a baby in a stroller—and saving them becomes her obsessive mission. An unlikely bond grows between Sarah and the young mother, Josie. When tragedy threatens Josie, Sarah discovers that she is capable of deceptions and transgressions she never imagined. Her lies unleash a downward spiral that will threaten her marriage, family and her sanity. Shelter Us speaks to the quiet joys and anxieties of parenthood and illuminates a place all parents know: that shadowy space between unconditional love and fear of unbearable loss.

Laura Nicole Diamond is the Editor of Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood, a collection of true stories by 20 writers. She is a civil rights lawyer and former Editor-In-Chief of L.A. Family Magazine. Laura also writes about family, parenting, and social justice for several publications, and on her blog, Confessions of Motherhood (http://www.Confessionsofmotherhood.com). She sits on the Board of Trustees of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Laura is a native of Los Angeles, where she resides with her family.

Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main Street, Ramona; http://www.unicornbooksandgifts.com or call 760-788-3700.

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.

June 18 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting authors Matt Coyle and Jim Ruland to present their novels Night Tremors and Forest of Fortune. This event is free and open to the public.

About Night Tremors: Nightmares of the man he killed two years ago still chase Rick Cahill through his sleep. The memory of his murdered wife haunts him during waking hours. His private investigative work, secretly photographing adulterers, paid for his new house but stains his soul. When an old nemesis asks for his help to free a man from prison, a man he thinks is wrongly convicted of murder, Rick grabs at the chance to turn his life around. His investigation takes him from the wealthy enclave of La Jolla to the dark underbelly of San Diego. His quest fractures his friendship with his mentor, endangers his steady job, and draws the ire of the Police Chief who had tried to put Rick behind bars forever. With the police on one side of the law and a vicious biker gang on the other, all trying to stop him from freeing the man in prison, Rick risks his life to uncover the truth that only the real killer knows what happened one bloody night eight years earlier.

About Forest of Fortune: Something's not right at Thunderclap Casino... While working the floor at the casino on the ultra-rural Yukemaya Indian Reservation, Alice is visited by a mysterious woman. Alice wants to believe her new epilepsy meds are causing her to hallucinate, but the apparition keeps coming back with terrifying information about the reservation's secret history. Pemberton, a hard-partying copywriter from L.A. who was kicked out of his apartment by his fiancé, is having a difficult time adjusting to life on the rez. His new boss at the casino has severe anger-management issues, his drinking is getting out of control, and he's attracted the attention of a drug-addled biker. Lupita is no stranger to casinos, but she's never seen anything like this: a slot machine that compels people to keep playing until they've lost everything. Lupita's been on been on bad runs before, but this machine is different. This one is evil. As the three of them come to terms with the ways in which they are haunted by the past and struggle to turn their luck around, they must confront the malevolent force at Thunderclap that won't rest until old wrongs have been made right.

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 19 (Friday, 4:30 pm)Carola Dunn signs Superflous Women. In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women" – brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec – Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher, of Scotland Yard – go for a Sunday lunch with Daisy's friends, where one of the women mentions a wine cellar below their house, which remains curiously locked, no key to be found. Alec offers to pick the lock, but when he opens the door, what greets them is not a cache of wine, but the stench of a long-dead body. And with that, what was a pleasant Sunday lunch has taken an unexpected turn. Now Daisy's three friends are the most obvious suspects in a murder and her husband Alec is a witness, so he can't officially take over the investigation. So before the local detective, Superintendent Underwood, can officially bring charges against her friends, Daisy is determined to use all her resources (Alec) and skills to solve the mystery behind this perplexing locked-room crime.

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

June 20 (Saturday 7:00 pm) — Editor Dara Crockett, and guitarists Craig Chaquico and Robb Lawrence will discuss their new book Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com. After the discussion, Craig Chaquico and Robb Lawrence will jam on their guitars.

June 20 (Saturday, 11:00 am)Anne Flett-Giordano signs Marry, Kiss, Kill. In this fast-paced and funny Santa Barbara mystery, movie stars are in town for the film festival, powerful business interests are at stake, and detective Nola MacIntire and her partner, Tony, must untangle the complicated web behind three seemingly unrelated deaths in this idyllic beach town. It's got it all: snappy dialogue, memorable characters, and a captivating mystery.

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

June 20 (Saturday, 6:30 pm) — Poetry & Art Series 2015 presents contributing authors from the 2015 San Diego Poetry Annual (SDPA), including this year's featured poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan.  People’s Choice Poem Awards follow the SDPA reading/performances.  Anna Zappoli Jenkins and Dan Adams (also published in SDPA) will be in the museum during the show making live paintings.  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.

The People’s Choice Poem Performance Award – All participants read/perform one poem under three minutes long. Audience members choose (by secret ballot) their favorite poem based on content and performance. Props, artwork, singing, music, dancing, all accompaniment is allowed and anything goes. Top poem performances (the poems that receive the most votes) win $50. Audience members will be encouraged to hoot for their favorites and try to influence the rest of the audience.

DJ Barry Thomas will provide sounds throughout the night. There will also be live music by Andrew Michel (bass), Jesse Michel (guitar) and Bill Harding (tenor sax). Writers/artists who would like to participate in the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards can get their names in the hat ahead of time at mkklam@gmail.com or sign in on the night of the show.

Please contact host Michael Klam with any questions: 619-957-3264 (cell) or 619-236-0011 (museum). Visit us online at http://sandiego-art.org and here: P&A Facebook

June 20 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) — Warwick's will host Helene Beck to talk about and give a demonstration from her new book, Jewels from My Grove. This event is free and open to the public.

About the book: Jewels From My Grove is the culmination of more than 30 years Helene Beck and her husband, Robert, lovingly spent restoring an ailing tract of farmland in Fallbrook, California. Their vision and passion bore fruit - a wonderfully healthy sustainable organic citrus grove - and this cookbook is Helene's love letter to her three favorite orange-hued jewels - persimmons, kumquats, and blood oranges. In addition to beautiful grove and food photography, you'll find recipes for some of Helene's most cherished citrus-centric dishes that are both easy and challenging, savory and sweet, all wrapped in a story that is compelling and heart-warming.

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 22 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is pleased to host Peter Nichols to present his new novel, The Rocks. Peter Nichols is the author of the international bestsellers A Voyage for Madmen, Evolution's Captain and three other books. He spent ten years at sea working as a professional captain and has taught creative writing at Georgetown University, NYU in Paris, and Bowdoin College. Reserved seating is available. This event is free and open to the public.

About the book: In the vein of Jess Walters' Beautiful Ruins, The Rocks is set against a color-saturated Mediterranean landscape and filled with complicated, misbehaving characters. Defying convention and employing an ingenious storytelling conceit, The Rocks is told in reverse. The result is a sophisticated literary page-turner that is psychologically gripping and emotionally wise. Inspired by a rich and eclectic life-including years as a professional yacht captain in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, as a Hollywood screenwriter and as a shepherd in Wales-Peter Nichols brings a depth of international travel and a soulful wisdom to his enchanting narrative. In the spirit of great storytellers like John Irving, Nichols masterfully combines a layered, propulsive plot with compelling and surprising characters, while wrestling with bigger questions about the nature of love and hate. Ultimately, The Rocks pushes us to consider how powerful perceived truth can be, as a bond, and as a repellent, even if it's not really the whole story; how one misunderstanding can echo irreparably through decades; and how each generation struggles to forgive what they've inherited, while making their own colossal mistakes. Set at a glamorous Mallorcan resort, amid lush olive groves and turquoise sea views, The Rocks is sure to transport any reader to an exotic destination this summer and is a perfect beach read.

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 23 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author and Raymond Chandler award recipient Don Winslow to talk about and sign his new novel, The Cartel. Reserved Seating is Available.

About the book: From the acclaimed author of The Power of the Dog - and continuing the gripping, harrowing story of the Mexican-American drug wars that fueled it - an electrifying new novel that spans a deadly decade and brings this tale of greed and corruption, revenge and justice, heroism and deceit into the present moment. It's 2004. El Federación, the most powerful drug organization in the world, has been exploded and the Mexican drug trade has settled out into several cartels that exist in a state of tenuous accord. The patron of El Federación, Adán Barrera, is in solitary in a San Diego prison. Art Keller, the DEA agent who put him there - and killed his brother and his uncle - is living at a New Mexican monastery, tending bees, the solitude and simple truths of the place a powerful antidote to his former "life of lies." But when Barrera negotiates a deal that lets him serve out his time in a Mexican prison, a series of events is set off that undermines whatever accord existed between the cartels, and a war of unprecedented scale and viciousness erupts. And with Berrera back in the world that he once owned and will do whatever he can to own again, Keller plunges back in the game, playing, as he always did, by his own rules. What ensues is an all-out war with players - honest and corrupt, victim and perp - on every level of society on both sides of the border. But it is also Keller's personal war on drugs, his own addiction, and the question that hovers above every move he makes: is he looking for justice or for revenge?

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 24 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Andrew Scull to present his brilliant new book of nonfiction, Madness in Civilization. Andrew Scull is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego.

About the book: The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go – these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture.

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 24 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm)Christopher Barzak signs The Love We Share Without Knowing. On a train filled with quietly sleeping passengers, a young man's life is forever altered when he is miraculously seen by a blind man. In a quiet town an American teacher who has lost her Japanese lover to death begins to lose her own self. On a remote road amid fallow rice fields, four young friends carefully take their own lives – and in that moment they become almost as one. In a small village a disaffected American teenager stranded in a strange land discovers compassion after an encounter with an enigmatic red fox, and in Tokyo a girl named Love learns the deepest lessons about its true meaning from a coma patient lost in dreams of an affair gone wrong. From the neon colors of Tokyo, with its game centers and karaoke bars, to the bamboo groves and hidden shrines of the countryside, these souls and others mingle, revealing a profound tale of connection – uncovering the love we share without knowing.

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

June 24 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Andrew Scull to present his brilliant new book of nonfiction, Madness in Civilization. Andrew Scull is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the Warwick's book department at (858) 454-0347 for more information.

About the book: The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go – these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Madness in Civilization takes readers from antiquity to today, painting a vivid and often harrowing portrait of the different ways that cultures around the world have interpreted and responded to the seemingly irrational, psychotic, and insane. From the Bible to Sigmund Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humors to modern pharmacology, the book explores the manifestations and meanings of madness, its challenges and consequences, and our varied responses to it. It also looks at how insanity has haunted the imaginations of artists and writers and describes the profound influence it has had on the arts, from drama, opera, and the novel to drawing, painting, and sculpture.

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 28 (Sunday, 6:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Culture and Cuisine of India Dinner Adventure with award-winning author and journalist Alison Singh Gee, as she discusses her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing at Taste of the Himalayas Restaurant, 3185 Midway Drive, San Diego 92110. The event is ticketed at $42 per person (add $18 for signed book) and is open to the public.

About the Event:  Your Adventure includes an authentic Indian dinner, beverage, tax gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then she met Ajay, a charming and unassuming Indian journalist, and her world turned upside down. Traveling from this life in Hong Kong to Ajay’s native village, Alison learns that he is a landed prince (sort of), but his family palace is falling to pieces. Her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing, is a modern-day fairy tale that takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, and finally to the rural Indian countryside as Alison comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home.

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

June 29 (Monday, 12:00 noon) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Culture and Cuisine of India SDSU Osher Lunch Edventure with award-winning author and journalist Alison Singh Gee, as she discusses her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing at Taste of the Himalayas Restaurant, 3185 Midway Drive, San Diego 92110. The event is ticketed and is open only to SDSU Osher members.  Membership is available to everyone over the age of 50.

About the Event:  Your Adventure includes an authentic Indian lunch, beverage, tax gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Alison Singh Gee was a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then she met Ajay, a charming and unassuming Indian journalist, and her world turned upside down. Traveling from this life in Hong Kong to Ajay’s native village, Alison learns that he is a landed prince (sort of), but his family palace is falling to pieces. Her memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing, is a modern-day fairy tale that takes readers on a cross-cultural journey from the manicured gardens of Beverly Hills to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, and finally to the rural Indian countryside as Alison comes to terms with her complicated new family, leaves the modern world behind, and learns the true meaning of home.

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

June 30 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting international bestselling author Michelle Gable to celebrate the paperback launch of A Paris Apartment. Reserved Seating is Available.

About the book: When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words dust or rats or shuttered for seventy years. She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in Paris, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Époque. And there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable décolletage. Suddenly it's no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. When two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder if in this apartment or in this life, she'll ever find what she's looking for.

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

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June 4 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — La Mesa Library, read and critique Writers Workshop group meets every Thursday. For further information contact Muriel Sandy at 619-444-4015. email murielsandy352@gmail.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.

June 7 (Sunday) — The excitement is building for San Diego Writers, Ink’s (SDWI) annual fundraiser Blazing Laptops. The all-day writing marathon helps support writing programs for the non-profit. Twenty-three participants have already signed up for the event on June 7, and the group has achieved 15% of its fundraising goal so far. Spots have filled in past years because of the energy of writing as part of a community and the extra events and food scheduled throughout the day. It is a day to support SDWI but the writers gain a lot too, which is evidenced by many of them returning year after year.

If you’re wondering why you should sign up or support someone who is participating, there are a lot of good reasons. For one, if you go to any of the workshops or classes the group facilitates you might overhear a comment about how this literary community is unique and not available in many other cities. Another reason might be that you finally author that novel on your life goals list or help someone fulfill his or hers. Finally, the group is a non-profit so it’s a great reason for a tax break.

For more information: All you need to do is go to the fundraising pages link: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/blazing-laptops-2015 and either choose a participant to allocate your donation to or make your own page. SDWI has various incentives that fundraising writers can win for registering for the marathon or reaching fundraising goals.

June 11 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — La Mesa Library, read and critique Writers Workshop group meets every Thursday. For further information contact Muriel Sandy at 619-444-4015. email murielsandy352@gmail.com

June 18 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — La Mesa Library, read and critique Writers Workshop group meets every Thursday. For further information contact Muriel Sandy at 619-444-4015. email murielsandy352@gmail.com

June 21 - August 1 Clarion Writers' Workshop at UC San Diego. Applications accepted from December 1st to March 1st. For additional information, go to: http://clarion.ucsd.edu/.

June 22, (Monday, 6:30) — At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Donna Eckstein.

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

June 25 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — La Mesa Library, read and critique Writers Workshop group meets every Thursday. For further information contact Muriel Sandy at 619-444-4015. email murielsandy352@gmail.com

July 27, (Monday, 6:30) — At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the progam will be Open Mic Night.

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

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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 Zipolite, Mexico.