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November 8 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for The Tin Horse Library Adventure with San Diego author Janice Steinberg at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

About the Book/Event: In The Tin Horse, Janice exquisitely unfolds a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bonds between sisters, mothers, and daughters and the profound and surprising ways we are shaped by those we love. At its core, it is a book not only about the stories we tell but, more important, those we believe, especially the ones about ourselves.

About the Author: Janice Steinberg is an award-winning arts journalist who has published more than four hundred articles in The San Diego Union-Tribune, Dance Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She is also the author of five mystery novels, including the Shamus Award–nominated Death in a City of Mystics.

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


November 8 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Harriet McDougal, Maria Simons, Alan Romanczuk and Jason Denzel sign in San Diego.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Wheel of Time Companion or Mystic from Mysterious Galaxy, available November 3 starting at 10 am.    

See the Event Calendar at mg  for details.

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


November 8 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — Weekends with Locals: Kristen Elise PhD

As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Kristen Elise PhD author of The Death Row Complex.

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



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



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:

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Writer’s Digest Poetry Contest

12561-Poetry-iconCalling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000 in cash.


October 26, (Monday, 6:30 pm) — At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Richard Lederer, author of 50 books about language, history, and humor, and a member of SDW/EG, will present “Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents.”

History quizzes by Lederer and Caroline McCullagh appear daily in the SD Union-Tribune and his “Lederer on Language” column is published on page B-2 each Saturday. His column has exhas explored retronyms (an adjective-noun pairing generated by a change in in the meaning of the noun). For example, once there were simply telephones. Then came cellphones and smartphones, and now we have landlines. One column explained mnemonic devices: a shortcut memory aid to storing facts fast and accurately, such as Every Good Boy Does Fine (the musical notes on the treble-clef lines). The American Trivia Quiz Book, a companion toAmerican Trivia: What We All Should Know About U.S. History, Culture & Geography, will complement his. Lederer’s “Monsters Unchained” book is timely in October for celebrating Halloween with young family members.

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


November 2 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — So Say We All is a literary and performing arts non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for individuals to tell their stories, and tell them better. They have three core priorities: publishing, performance, and education.SSWA Press publishes original anthologies, experimental collectivist novels, and more, that contain the works of San Diego based emerging writers alongside nationally recognized authors.

Free creative writing and storytelling workshops are open to the public. Greenroom Writing Workshops are open, creative writing workshops structured around a topic and include periods for discussion, generative freewriting, and opportunities to share aloud.

Location: Words Alive, 5111 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 274-9673. See also


November 5 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — AuthorPreneurs™ is pleased to host our monthly dinner meeting for writers and published authors, featuring award-winning Alaskan author and co-founder of 49 Writers, Deb Vanasse, at a venue TBD, San Diego, CA. The event is ticketed ($25) and is open to the public.

About the Event: With dramatic changes in publishing, Vanasse agrees that it’s a wild and exciting time to be an author. But how do authors, both emerging and seasoned, choose what’s best for their books, and how can readers find them? Join her, to discuss What Every Author Should Know: No Matter How You Publish. She will break down the publishing process, discuss the best ways to get your book out to readers, and offer tips on how to be successful, regardless of your publishing method. Event includes dinner.

About the Author: Deb Vanasse is the author of fifteen books with six different presses. In her most recent book, Vanasse sorts through the noise to help authors reach an informed decision on how best to publish and-of equal importance-how to make sure their books are getting noticed. Vanasse is also the founder of Running Fox Books, an independent press and author collective, and the co-founder of 49 Writers. A sought-after teacher and editor, she enjoys writing at her mountain home in Alaska.

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


November 6-8 (Friday-Saturday) — The 2015 La Jolla Writers ConferenceScott McEwen, trial attorney in San Diego, and author of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, will be a featured speaker.

For additional information, go to


November 7 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Mystery Writing Workshop in San Diego with two authors:

One Foot in the Grape (Mass Market Paperbound) By Carlene O'Neil.

In California wine country, the town of Cypress Cove may seem peaceful. But someone's about to pop their cork...After losing her job as a photojournalist, Penny Lively is trying to get her life back in focus. Inheriting the family winery from her late aunt may be the fresh start she needs. Thankfully she's got her niece Hayley and her handsome winery manager Connor to help. But the person in need of more urgent assistance is Antonia Martinelli, the owner of the neighboring winery, who has her own barrel full of problems. Someone's spoiling her wine, and with the upcoming Autumn Festival, she needs Penny's nose for clues to sniff out the culprit. But Penny's search for answers sours after the body of a staff member is found in a grape crusher. Since Hayley was the last to see him alive, she's the prime suspect in the case. Now Penny must hurry to find the real killer before Hayley withers on the vine.

Truffled to Death (Mass Market Paperbound) By Kathy Aarons.

When the antiquities on display in their book/chocolate shop bring about murder and mayhem, two best friends--Michelle and Erica--must clear their own names by tracking down a killer with both a sweet tooth and a penchant for priceless treasure.

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

November 7 (Saturday, 5:00 pm) — The KBPS station’s main community outreach campaign, One Book, One San Diego, is a community-wide reading program that encourages everyone to read and discuss the same book. The 2015 One Book for Kids selection award winning author, William Joyce, and his book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore will be at the Chula Vista Public Library’s Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street on Saturday, November 7th at 5 p.m. This special event will be a conversation between Joyce and Professor Joseph Thomas, Director of the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature. Geared towards an adult audience, the conversation will explore the author’s professional development, creative process, and inspirations as a writer and illustrator.

For more information about the event, see the KBPS website:



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