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November 23, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - November 22 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — Weekends with Locals. As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Greg Blake Miller author of Decemberlands: Holiday Stories.

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

November 22 (Sunday) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to announce our Je Suis Paris Fundraising Adventure. After hearing of the heartbreaking attacks on Friday, November 13, 2015 we decided that to combat the feeling of helplessness in not knowing how to help our Parisian friends, with a Fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds will go to the French Red Cross and their relief efforts.

In just one week, on November 22, 2015, we are rallying together a group of fabulous, Paris-inspired authors at the Cheese Store of San Diego (who generously donated their venue to the cause) and will be hosting a silent auction during the evening.

If you have any questions regarding the event please contact us, we hope you will announce our time sensitive Fundraiser on your community calendars and feature it in upcoming news. Susan McBeth, founder of Adventures by the Book is also available for interviews, as are several of our authors.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at

November 23 (Monday, 6:30) — Attorney Martin Kruming will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. Check the website for more details and directions:

November 28 (Saturday, 11:00 am) — Toddler Storytime - The Grinch!. Join us for stories and funwith a special guest.

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

November 30 (Monday, 12:00 pm) — Warwick's and Words Alive are proud to be hosting bestselling author of worldwide acclaim Isabel Allende at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. She will present her newest novel, The Japanese Lover. This is a ticketed luncheon in conjunction with Words Alive.

From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. The Japanese Lover is a tender story that explores issues of race and identity, abandonment and reconciliation, and centers on two women: elderly, enigmatic Alma and her caretaker, the younger, devoted Irina, who is hiding a dark past.

With an intricate, gripping plot that takes readers inside the US internment camps where Japanese Americans were imprisoned during the war, the novel captures both the horrifying acts and the beautiful deeds of which mankind is capable. Here is Isabel Allende at her masterful best.

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

November 30 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the New York Times bestselling author Kate Morton to present her newest novel, The Lake House. Kate Morton, a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature. She lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia.

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets.

Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure...

One midsummer's eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined.

A lush, atmospheric tale of intertwined destinies, this latest novel from a masterful storyteller is an enthralling, thoroughly satisfying read.

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

December 2 (Wednesday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present OLLI at SDSU: Culture & Cuisine of Persia Lunch Edventure with award-winning San Diego author Zoe Ghahremani at Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine, 5915 Balboa Ave, San Diego CA 92111. OLLI at SDSU Membership is required to attend this event and may be obtained for a nominal fee at the time of registration.

About the Event: Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culture & Cuisine of Persia Luncheon Edventure, featuring Ghahremani, who will share real-life stories in Iran that inspired her novels. Event includes lunch, tax, gratuity, beverage, 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: Zoe Ghahremani is the author of three books: Sky of Red Poppies, The Moon Daughter, and The Commiserator (Persian). Her work has been featured in a number of anthologies including Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers, A Year In Ink, and The Poetry of Iranian Women. Among the awards she has won are: The California Stories, KPBS One Book, One San Diego, and San Diego Book Awards.

December 5 (Saturday, 3:00 to 8:00 pm) — Find the Elf contest.

As part of the Ramona Chamber of Commerce 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event, Old Town Ramona Shops will be participating in the annual Find the Elf Contest.

Pick up your Elf Finder Guide at any one of the participating shops to start. Then, visit each one and find the special elf hidden inside. Get your guide stamped at all 14 stores. Drop off your completed guide at Unicorn Books and Gifts, 738 Main Street by 8pm, where you will be entered in a drawing for exciting prizes, including a grand prize shopping spree in Old Town Ramona. You do not need to be present to win.



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November 23 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — The San Diego Writers/Editors Guild presents attorney Martin Kruming, who will speak on the topic of legal challenges facing writers and editors in the digital and social media era. Kruming, a San Diego attorney, and faculty member at San Diego State University, is the editor of the San Diego Lawyer Magazine. He has previously chaired the Marketing Committee of the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Kruming has been the recipient of the Bernard Witkin Award from the Law Library Justice Foundation, which honors members of the San Diego legal community for civic leadership, teaching, practice, and adjudication of the law. He currently writes a column titled “ Connections” for San Diego Metro and the North Park News.

It’s here! The Guilded Pen, 4th Edition will be unveiled at our November 23rd general meeting. Whether you have a taste for humorous whimsy, poignant memoir, amusing and startling historical facts or creative non-fiction, this issue is a delight from cover to cover—a dazzling credit to our talented contributors. Books are $15. All funds support the SDW/EG and its efforts to promote the writing arts for youth and adults. A group photo of 2015 contributing authors is planned for 6:30 pm.

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

December 4 (Friday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm) — San Diego Writers, Ink is proud to invite all interested writers and writing groups to Their annual Holiday Party. It's free. We will Have snacks and drinks plus:

* Mysterious Galaxy store popup

* With SDSU Writers Conference raffle prize

* Celebration of our new Little Free Library

* Celebration of the end of National Novel Writing Month

* Surprises and a celebration of the new year to eat!

Open House Party at the Ink Spot in Liberty Station (2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106.)

Please spread the word and plan on joining us. If You have any questions or if you really, really want to bring in food to share (do not worry, it's not expected). San Diego Writers, Ink

December 5 — Deadline for Screencraft Short Story Contest 2015. The jury is looking for short stories with special cinematic potential. Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novella, they want to read your story! The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top 10 finalists will be read by Screencraft's network of over 40 literary and entertainment industry professionals. All rights and ownership to stories submitted to this contest remain with the author, until and unless other agreements are made.

Rules and eligibility:

January 25 (Monday, 6:00 pm)At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Gered Beeby who will speak on “Writing Creative Non-fiction.”

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


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