READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM NOVEMBER 29, 2015

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November 30, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - 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 |http://www.warwicks.com |

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 |http://www.warwicks.com |

December 1 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais to speak about and sign his new novel, The Promise. Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels. His novels have been published in 62 countries and are bestsellers around the world.

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by Suspect heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais.

Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they "keep" it. Even if it could get them killed.

When Elvis Cole is secretly hired to find a grief-stricken mother, he's led to an ordinary house on a rainy night in Echo Park. Only the house isn't ordinary, and the people hiding inside are a desperate fugitive and a murderous criminal with his own dangerous secrets.

As helicopters swirl overhead, Scott and Maggie track the fugitive to this same house, coming face-to-face with Mr. Rollins, a killer who leaves behind a brutally murdered body and enough explosives to destroy the neighborhood. Scott is now the only person who can identify him, but Mr. Rollins has a rule: Never leave a witness alive. For all of them, the night is only beginning.

Sworn to secrecy by his client, Elvis finds himself targeted by the police even as Mr. Rollins targets Maggie and Scott. As Mr. Rollins closes in for the kill, Elvis and Joe join forces with Scott and Maggie to follow a trail of lies where no one is who they claim – and the very woman they promised to save might get them all killed.

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

December 2 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Join us for our annual Publisher Rep Night featuring sales representatives from Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. It’s that time once again for sales representatives from some of the major publishing houses to fill you in on the best new and upcoming books. So on December 2nd remember to bring your reading group and bring your book loving friends and family for a fun night of book recommendations and giveaways!

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

December 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 PoppiesThe 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.

December 6 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — Warwick's is hosting Elias Weiss Friedman to sign his book The Dogist. Elias Weiss Friedman is a photographer whose singular portraits of dogs have drawn more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram, where he is known as @TheDogist.

In his first book, The Dogist, Friedman captures the wonder and diversity of the beloved dogs in our lives in more than 1,000 delightful photographs of mutts, purebreds, puppies, seniors, packs, and pairs. Meet Hansel, a wide-eyed Pomeranian who is ready for his close-up (p. 28). Or French Bulldog Frances Bacon, riding to work in style (p. 265); Foghat, an alert English Pointer who spends weekends tracking game birds in the Catskills (p. 68); and Nathan the Bloodhound (p. 92), who gets primped before his time with dog show judges. Beautiful full-page portraits, touching stories, and amusing collections of themed photos make this book the ultimate gift for dog lovers of all ages.

Throughout Friedman’s childhood in Philadelphia, his family dogs – Matilda, Snowy, Maggie, Rigby, Biggie, Bialy, T-Paws, Willy, and Ruby, his very own portly black Lab – were an essential part of the household. But when he moved to New York City after college, Friedman had to adapt to life without a canine companion, getting his vicarious dog fix from the pups he passed on the street. In 2013, after layoffs at the branding company where he worked, Elias decided to combine his two greatest loves – photography and dogs—to launch The Dogist, a street-style photo blog documenting the canines he met each day around town. With his uncanny talent for highlighting the unique personality of every dog he photographed, Friedman began attracting thousands of new followers every day.

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

December 8 (Tuesday, 4:30pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present A Hanukkah Supper Adventure with award winning authors Janice SteinbergOna Russell at Milton’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, 2660 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014. The event is ticketed at $40 per person and open to the public.

About the Event/Book: Your Adventure includes a menorah lighting & prayer by one of our authors, delectable meal, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet Janice Steinberg & Ona Russell up close and personal in a modest and relaxed setting.

About the Authors: Janice Steinberg is an award-winning arts journalist and author of five mystery novels. Her first character based novel, The Tin Horse, is a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams & sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience.

Ona Russell is a 2015 IPPY Book Awards Silver Medalist, and is the author of a series of 1920s historical mysteries. The third in her Sarah Kaufman mysteries, Rule of Capture, takes her sleuth from the glamor of Hollywood to the Tijuana frontier, tests her deepest beliefs and leads her to discover not only a killer, but a part of Los Angeles built on a terrible secret.

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

December 11 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Adam Korenman Launch Party in San Diego

Local author Adam Korenman is an officer with the United States Army, an avid Netflix viewer, and a collector of strange looks. A contributor to the Occupied Earth first contact anthology, Adam first wrote The Gray Wars in High School, but returned to it after a ten-year hiatus to make it a full-length novel. In its current incarnation, Adam’s original trilogy has been split, and now the series will run to six books. The first two, When the Stars Fade and When the Skies Fall, will cover events from the ebook release, but with all new content and expansion of scenes. Join us as we celebrate the launch of When the Stars Fade.

In distant future, humanity is recovering from a bloody civil war. Pilots Cameron Davis and George Locklear, reservists with Sector Patrol, prepare for a long weekend off. That vacation is permanently cancelled when two alien armada sthe BOXTI and NANGOLANI arrive near Earth. Though humanity wins the battle, the war quickly turns one-sided. One of Earth s colonies is rendered uninhabitable. George dies saving his friend, and Cameron is sucked through a wormhole and disappears.

Far away on the moon Kronos, Josh Rantz competes in a huge Army competition. Despite most of his unit falling to the enemy, Josh and his squad continue to win larger and larger victories. They are oblivious to the goings on of the universe, isolated on purpose by the war-games designer, Doctor Markov.

When the exercise ends, Josh notices a meteor striking down nearby. He finds an injured Cameron, somehow transported across the stars to the military base. Moments later, the BOXTI arrive and invade. Outnumbered and outgunned, Josh and the soldiers on Kronos rally and push back the BOXTI horde. Summoned by their masters, the BOXTI leave the stunned humans behind.

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

December 12 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Gini Koch signs in San Diego.

Hail to the Chief! Gini Koch, who braved the fates and was the first author hosted for a signing at Mysterious Galaxy’s Balboa location in December 2014, mere hours after we opened the doors to readers, returns with fun, cake, Poofs, and prizes, to discuss the 12th entry in her Kitty Katt-Martini Alien series, Alien in Chief – and maybe offer hints of Camp Alien. Mastermind vs. Kitty & Company. Place Your Bets. It’s not another Operation As Usual. This time, the Mastermind’s made it very personal and either he’s going down...or Kitty is.

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

December 12 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Author Bill Swank will discuss his new book Christmas in San Diego at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, http://www.dgwillsbooks.com.

What is the true meaning of Christmas? The author believes the answer is found in the Golden Rule. Christmas should be about being good to one another.Christmas in San Diego, therefore, focuses on people who bring joy to others. Locals are blessed to have many special individuals who share their spirit to make Christmas in San Diego a special season for everyone. This book is divided into five chapters: the history of Christmas in San Diego, the many Christmas traditions throughout San Diego, the various ways Christmas is celebrated within the communities of San Diego County, unique San Diego Christmas trees, and lastly, some special Santa Diego Santas.

Bill Swank, San Diego’s foremost baseball historian, has previously written two Arcadia titles, Baseball in San Diego: From the Padres to Petco (2004) and Baseball in San Diego: From the Plaza to the Padres (2005). Since 2002, he has also been Santa Claus at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Baseball Santa spreads his arms and says, “Merry Christmas, San Diego.”

 

BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon or

http://olin-thompson.com/books.html



 

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December 3 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — Journalists and friends are invited to Come celebrate the fun and future of journalism with the San Diego chapters of the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. We're getting together for a lively slideshow presentation on the 10 biggest tips and takeaways from the 2015 ONA conference – and to share our meanest tweets. Yes, mean tweets. We'll take turns on the mic reading the actual awful things people have said about us online.

Come for the camaraderie. Come for the comedy. Come for the beer at Park & Rec in University Heights, 4612 Park Boulevard

Why: If you've got this far, you know the answer: Because awesome.

San Diego Journalism Jobs

• KPBS is hiring an anchor/reporter.

• The Union-Tribune seeks an energy reporter.

• KGTV is looking for a weekend anchor/multimedia journalist.

Do you know of a job we should include in our next roundup? Email spjsandiego@gmail.com.



 

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 http://www.sandiegowriters.org.



 

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 http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

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: https://screencraft.org/screenwriting-contests/

December 5 (Saturday) — 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: https://screencraft.org/screenwriting-contests/

December 5 (Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm) — Liberty Station offers a fun free fresh art experience on the first Friday of every month. Mysterious Galaxy will be supporting San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot with a selection of writing how-to books just in time for writing inspiration and New Year’s Resolutions, signed first editions , as well as an assortment of charming non-book gift items. Go from art studio and gallery to museum – including Comikaze Liberty Station and IDW’s Comic Art Gallery – and find snacks and drinks at each of them. Be sure to come by the Ink Spot for conversations about writing and books treats!

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

 

December 6 (Sunday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm) — 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: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

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



December 13 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — Local Author Meet and Greet. Mysterious Galaxy brings you the local talent of more than a dozen authors — in our genres and beyond — who are enthused to share their work. We will mingle, hear about each author’s work with some holiday refreshments to top off the afternoon. There will be a variety of genres and subjects ranging from pixies to ghosts, from memoirs to mystery, and from pictures books to novels to non-fiction. These fun gatherings are a great opportunity to meet new people and support our local authors. You might just be the first to support a future best-selling author of our time! Participants so far include: Dennis Greenhill, Lauri Taylor, Fraser C. Heston, Heather J. McAdams, Cindy C. Murray, William Anthony, Marcia Berneger, David J. Schmidt, Janet Elizabeth Lynn, Will Zeilinger, Dick Holt, Jill G. Hall, Leslie Johansen Nack, Elizabeth Comer, and Lynn Lipinski.

The event will also feature local publisher Richard Hansen, and his Poems For All project. Richard started the Poems for All project in 2001, creating miniature books of poetry and distributing them for free. He has produced more than 1,000 titles and has made tens of thousands of copies. He incorporates the work of both amateur and professional writers, and designs the covers himself.

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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