READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM OCTOBER 4, 2015

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Readers

October 4 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Dr. Joni Labbe author of Why is Mid-Life Mooching Your Mojo?: Solutions to Banish Fuzziness and Fatigue 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 |

October 4 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Toni Gallagher signs Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell. Eleven-year-old Cleo is having trouble fitting in at her private school in Los Angeles, but when she and her friend Sam try to improve things using the voodoo doll her Uncle Arnie sent, there are unexpected results.

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

October 5 (Monday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting debut novelist Kate Defrise to talk about and sign Christmas Chocolat. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Kate Defrise’s blood is three-quarters melted chocolate, and her debut novel Christmas Chocolat is a celebration of family, cross-cultural traditions and food. This engaging, family-driven story also includes five original Belgian recipes The story of Christmas Chocolat concerns three sisters; one long-lost brother; and an old – fashioned, Old World father who suddenly demands they all get together for Christmas dinner—a ritual they’ve avoided since the death of their beloved Belgian mother twenty years ago.

Fear and anticipation lead to chaos as each sister struggles to perfect her life before the perceived judgment day. The eldest sister, Jacqueline, lives in Brussels and has a successful career as an opera singer but she yearns for a baby in her arms. Middle sister Magali, a cookbook writer based in Pennsylvania, needs a new career - and also needs to preserve her marriage from an unexpected threat.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

October 5 (Monday, 6:00 pm)Jim Butcher signs The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass (Hardcover). Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.

Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.

And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Aeronaut's Windlass from Mysterious Galaxy, available September 29, 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.

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

October 5 (Monday, 8:00 pm)Warwick’s presents Sophia Amoruso, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Nasty Gal to discuss and sign #Girlboss. Each ticket comes with a copy of the #Girlboss paperback and a gift from Nasty Gal!

The runaway New York Times bestseller! The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion, it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster-diving. by twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance.

It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer withmore than 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #Girlboss for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #Girlboss includes Sophia's story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It's deeply personal, yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (You are not a special snowflake ), cunning and frank observations (Failure is your invention), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #Girlboss covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn't about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.

A #Girlboss takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let's do this.

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 |

October 5 (Monday)Renowned Journal to Host Publishing Salon

Poetry International welcomes Andy Zack for informational session on the SDSU campus. Andy Zack, founder of the Zach Company, Inc. will be guest speaking in Student Services West, Room 2512, giving insight into the publishing industry and literary agencies. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The Zack Company, Inc. was founded in March 1996 as The Andrew Zack Literary Agency. Its president, Andrew Zack, has an extensive publishing background.

For more information on this and other poetry readings held by Poetry International, please contact us at poetryintl@gmail.com, visit our website: http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu, join our circle of friends on Facebook or follow us via Twitter.

October 6 (Tuesday, 6:45 to 8:30 pm) — Come to the Open Shakespeare Readings sponsored by the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Join us for an informal evening with the Bard, starring you! All welcome. Free. Anyone can join in the reading or just come along to listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read.

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

October 6 (Tuesday, 12:30 pm)Karin Slaughter signs Pretty Girls (Hardcover). More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

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

October 6 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm)Karin Slaughter signs, Pretty Girls, at the Fallbrook Branch Library, 124 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028

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

October 7 (Wednesday, 4:00 pm)Alan Russell drop in signing A Cold War (Paperback). Nina Granville believes her business trip to Alaska will give her a short respite from the merry-go-round that came with her engagement to Congressman Terrence Donnelly. But instead of allowing her the peace she craves, Nina s getaway from the public eye means that no one witnesses her abduction into a very cold hell.

Taken by a mountain man who calls himself Baer and then transported to a remote cabin surrounded by nothing but frozen wilderness, Nina descends into a nightmare of terror, privation, and bitter cold. Nina s privileged life did not prepare her for imprisonment at the hands of this survivalist trapper. If she is to live and to escape Nina realizes she must do it on her own.

Undaunted and with startling determination, Nina pits herself against her captor, her fear, and nature itself in a battle for her life but can she win against such deadly opponents?

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

October 7 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is very excited to be hosting Jojo Moyes again to present her newest novel, After You. Jojo Moyes is the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One. When one story ends, another begins. The sequel to the beloved New York Times million-copy bestseller, Me Before You.

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will's past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future...

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await. After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.

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 |

October 8 (Thursday, 7:00 pm)Warwick's is hosting #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to present her newest book, Dashing Through the Snow. Debbie Macomber is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Romance Writers of America the inaugural winner of the Quill Award for romance. There are over 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

This event is at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.

At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises – and their greatest wishes may yet come true.

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 |

October 8 (Thursday, 6:00 pm)Brandon Sanderson signs Shadows of Self (Hardcover). The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary Lord of House Ladrian but also, until recently, a lawman in the ungoverned frontier region known as the Roughs. There he worked with his eccentric but effective buddy, Wayne. They are twinborn, meaning they are able to use both Allomantic and Feruchemical magic.

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn's society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.

This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Marasi, must unravel the conspiracy before civil strife stops Scadrial's progress in its tracks.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Shadows of Self from Mysterious Galaxy, available October 6, 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.

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

October 9 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Ann Leckie and Greg Bear sign their new books Ancillary Mercy (Paperback) and Killing Titan (Hardcover)

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie: For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

Killing Titan by Greg Bear: A new planet. A new battle. Same war. After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters--ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet.

But another front in the war leads his team to make the difficult journey to Saturn's moon, Titan. Here, in the cauldron of war, hides new truths about the Drifters, the origin of life in our solar system and the plans of the supposedly benevolent Gurus, who have been sponsoring and supporting humanity in their fight against outside invaders.

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

October 10 (Saturday, Noon to 6 pm)Third annual San Diego Zine Fest. Think of it like a DIY (Do It Yourself) book fair. Where you can find work from as far as Mexico & Philadelphia and as near as Long Beach & Oakland. Then add some hands-on workshops, DJ's, live screen printing, sprinkled with food and some awesome San Diego energy. Welcome to the San Diego Zine Fest, a free, all ages event.

The San Diego Zine Library is a constantly expanding pop-up traveling library with over 100’s of local and international zines. Zine contributions are always appreciated.

Location: Bread & Salt gallery, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.sandiegozinefest.com/ or email us at sdzinefest@gmail.com.

October 10 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Laura Anne Gilman and Cat Winters sign their new books:

Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman: Isobel, upon her sixteenth birthday, makes the choice to work for the devil in his territory west of the Mississippi. But this is not the devil you know. This is a being who deals fairly with immense--but not unlimited--power, who offers opportunities to people who want to make a deal, and they always get what they deserve. But his land is a wild west that needs a human touch, and that's where Izzy comes in. Inadvertently trained by him to see the clues in and manipulations of human desire, Izzy is raised to be his left hand and travel circuit through the territory. As we all know, where there is magic there is chaos...and death.

The Uninvited by Cat Winters: Twenty-five-year-old Ivy Rowan rises from her sickbed after being struck by the great influenza epidemic of 1918, only to discover that the world has been torn apart in just a few short days.

But Ivy's lifelong gift or curse remains. She sees the uninvited ones ghosts of loved ones who appear to her, unasked for and unwelcomed, for they always herald impending death. On that October evening in 1918, Ivy sees the spirit of her grandmother, rocking in her mother's chair. An hour later, she learns her younger brother and father have killed a young German out of retaliation for the death in the Great War of Ivy's other brother, Billy.

Horrified, she leaves home and soon realizes that the flu has caused utter panic and the rules governing society have broken down. Ivy is drawn into this new world of jazz, passion, and freedom, where people live for today, because they could be stricken by nightfall. She even enters into a relationship with the murdered German man's brother, Daniel Schendel. But as her uninvited guests begin to appear to her more often, she knows her life will be torn apart once again, and terrifying secrets will unfold.

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

October 11 (Sunday, 3;00 pm)Write Out Loud presents Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter who bring “Mystery & Mayhem” to the Ed Brown Center for Active Adults as part of the popular Sunday Afternoon @ 3:00 performance series. They will read aloud pieces written by Edgar Allan Poe and other writers of hair-raising tales – including Poe’s iconic poem, The Raven, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

A very special feature of the afternoon is concert pianist, Jacquelyne (Jacqui) Silver, who will perform Robert Schumann’s The Prophet Bird Opus 87. No. 7 and accompany the actors as they read. Silver is an artistic innovator and educator who has performed at the major music centers of North America. A graduate of the Juilliard School, she worked in close collaboration with such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Barry Tuckwell, Tony Randall and John Cullum. She has been a guest on “The Tonight Show,” the “Dick Cavett Show” and the “Alan King Show,” as well as on television and radio specials.

For additional information, contact Lynn Wolsey at lwolsey@cox.net.

October 11 (Sunday, 3:30 pm)Terri Nolan signs her new book Blue Bird (Paperback). Birdie Keane is back in this thrilling third novel in the critically acclaimed and award nominated series that began with Burden of Truth and continued with Glass Houses. Some secrets should remain hidden and Birdie Elizabeth Keane has the mother of them all. Until she confronts it – lying in wait in Kentucky – she can’t have a future. Her boyfriend, Ron Hughes, doesn’t agree. His agenda does not include the ghost that haunts his girl and prevents her from forming a lasting bond. Their relationship is racing toward a head-on collision as Birdie’s past threatens everything. Their problems become dangerous when Birdie runs afoul of the law. With Ron too volatile to trust, can Birdie prevent herself from becoming a victim yet again?

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

October 11 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Jill Hall author of, The Black Velvet Coat.

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 |

October 14 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting author Arthur Benjamin to present his book, The Magic of Math. Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. Dr. Benjamin's articles have been featured in Scientific American and Discover. He is coauthor of Mathemagics. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares, this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your head spinning. You'll learn the key ideas of classic areas of mathematics like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus, but you'll also have fun fooling around with Fibonacci numbers, investigating infinity, and marveling over mathematical magic tricks that will make you look like a math genius!

A mathematician who is known throughout the world as the mathemagician, Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand. In The Magic of Math, Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that's where you ll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math.

If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you and with a wave of his magic wand turn you into a math lover.

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 |

October 14 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Sarah Weinman, the editor of the new books, Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set (Hardcover). The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of eight brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline.

Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s best seller lists, the extraordinary creations of the mid-century female pioneers of the genre are largely unknown. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting, is long overdue for rediscovery. Now The Library of America makes these classic books available in a deluxe two-volume collector s edition.

From the 1940s, here are Vera Caspary s famous career girl mystery Laura; Helen Eustis s intricate campus thriller The Horizontal Man; Dorothy B. Hughes s In a Lonely Place, the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer; and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding s The Blank Wall, in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened.

The 1950s volume includes Charlotte Armstrong s Mischief, the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter; Patricia Highsmith s brilliant The Blunderer, which tracks the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder; Margaret Millar's Beast in View, a relentless study in madness; and Dolores Hitchens s Fools Gold, a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption.

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

October 15 (Thursday, 7:30 pm)Fall Fiction Frenzy in San Diego featuring Stephanie Diaz, Livia Blackburne, Bethany Crandell, and Jenny Kaczorowski.

For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/fall-fiction-frenzy-san-diego.

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

October 15 (Thursday, 6:00 pm)Warwick’s presents Anne Romney, bestselling author and founder of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, who will be signing her memoir, In This Together. Signing line will operate on a first-come first-served basis. This is a meet-and-greet event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society Pacific South Coast Chapter.

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life.

Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it, he told her. And Ann thought, But I'll be the one in the wheelchair. A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives.

From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances.

A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey.

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 |

October 16 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author William Paul Young to talk about and sign his newest novel, Eve. William Paul Young is the bestselling author of The Shack. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available.

The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves. From the author of the 25-million copy bestseller The Shack comes a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most important and talked-about books of the decade.

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside – broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean…

No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her daughter, and invites her to witness the truth about her story – indeed, the truth about us all.

Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship – yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does – complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.

Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.

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 |

October 16 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Gavin Aung Than signs his new book Zen Pencils-Volume Two: Dream the Impossible Dream (Paperback).

Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers – their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic form that takes inspirational and famous quotations and adapts them into graphic stories. From icons like Confucius, Marie Curie, and Henry David Thoreau, to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge, to contemporary notables like Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neil Gaiman – their words are turned into sometimes heartwarming, sometimes sobering stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

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

October 17 (Saturday, 7:00 pm)Steve Kowit Memorial Reading: Members of the public are invited to read from Steve Kowit’s last collection of poetry: Cherish: New and Selected Poems, at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, http://www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Steve Kowit, Poet Laureate of San Diego, passed away in April 2015. He was a poet, an editor, and beloved teacher. He was 2007 winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for his collection The First Noble Truth and author of other books of poems, including Lurid Confessions, The Dumbbell Nebula, and The Gods of Rapture. He was also author of the influential creative writing workshop text In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop.

How fine to have in in our hands . . . the lucid, voluptuous, exuberant poems of Steve Kowit.”Dorianne Laux

 “A memorable exhilaration, a singular concentration of language, and a flow of razor-sharp images springing irrepressibly from the author’s humanity.” — Choice

October 18 (Sunday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm)The Good Earth / Great Chefs series is excited to announce its first ever off-the farm book signing reception at Galaxy Taco honoring world renowned chef Enrique Olvera and his groundbreaking new book Mexico from the Inside Out.

Olvera, widely considered to be Mexico’s most celebrated chef, is fast changing the way other ambitious chefs in Mexico cook, and the way those outside Mexico view and appreciate their cuisine. For this special evening event, Olvera and Galaxy’s chef and co-host, Trey Foshee, will create unique tacos from their own repertoires. Olvera will meet and greet guests and personalize copies of his book during the event . Reservations are required.

Olvera will also be at The Chino Farm earlier Sunday, October 18th, for a casual book signing from 11am - 1pm. Reservations are not required for this event. Single reservation is $90 and includes a signed book, food and drink. Couple reservations are $130 and includes one signed book, food and drinks. To make a reservation please call Galaxy Taco at (858) 228-5655.

Enrique’s cooking is a beautiful and delicious interpretation of Mexico’s rich culture and traditions. He is both an innovator and a purist: thinking globally, acting locally, and always honoring the farmers and the community that surround them.” — ALICE WATERS

October 18 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Bonnie MacBird and Leslie Klinger sign their new books:

Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure (Hardcover) by Bonnie Macbird. London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.

In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 (Hardcover) by Leslie S. Klinger (Editor). A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of Poe, by one of America's foremost anthologists.

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

October 18 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting D.N. Sutton author of The Carolinian Chronicles.

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 |

October 18 (Sunday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)The Escondido Street Fair. The A Store booth is located near the corner of Grand Ave and Maple St. We'd love to see you and meet you! We'll have exclusive fair give-aways and sales for the fair-goers. Can't wait to say hello! New to the bookshelves of The A Store - True Tails from the Dog Park I & II ($15 each).

True Tails II from the Dog Park is a fun and charming collection of short stories, quirky dog facts and top ten lists told from the perspective of two dogs who are best friends, Max and Luther. Entertaining and educational for both adults and children alike, dog lovers will be delighted with Max and Luther's unique perspective on all things dog! These are tales only a dog could tell. http://www.theamazingastore.com.

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October 8 (Thursday, 4:00 to 5:00 pm)Youth Program for Writing to Begin The kickoff of the SD Writers/Eeditors Guild program for supporting youth in the art of writing will feature Margaret Harmon on the topic of Writing Fables. All students in grades 7 to 12 are welcome to participate.  

The group will be meet at the San Diego Public Library at 4155 Governor Drive in University City. Don Mayfield will conduct creative writing activities at the November meeting.

October 10 (Saturday)The Memoir Club: Crafting the Memoir Scene. This monthly meeting is normally held on the first Saturday of the month, but will be held in October on the second Saturday.

What is it: A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping writers complete their memoirs to the best of their ability. The group will focus on Structure for Memoir, a 15 point plotting system designed to assist writers in professionally crafting the tightest and most intriguing story possible.

Also covered: Developing and Trusting Your Voice, Scene Creation, Hot dialogue tools, When and What to Cut, Crafting the hook and Marketing your Memoir

When is it? First Saturday of the month at SDWI from 10-2 (once a month). Come to one or come every month! (NOTE THE OCTOBER MEETING IS AN EXCEPTION - October 10.)

Where is it? San Diego Writers Ink - 2730 Historic Decatur Rd Barracks 16

Why, why, why? Because you want to create (or take) raw memoir material and learn how to make it a compelling, marketable, page turner. Because you want the process to be fun, healing, supportive, and inspirational.

Cost? $60 for San Diego Writers, Ink members; $72 for non-members.

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October 14 (Wednesday)Read and Critique at UC San Diego. Writing can be a lonely business! Come get enthused, excited, productive and make a new writing family. This fun, interactive, 9 week class starts soon and is open to all levels and genres.

Read and critique is a way – possibly the only way – for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. The thoughtful, objective and constructive feedback you receive will tell you how your writing is being perceived, what is working and what needs additional work. Read and critique also enables writers to learn more about the craft through the careful reading of others’ work. In addition to the weekly review of manuscripts, mini-lessons inspired by the work at hand will be given by the instructor. Participants will be required to bring copies of manuscript pages of work-in-progress.

Note: Open to all levels, beginner to advanced, including writers of long and short fiction, screenplays, plays, creative non-fiction, and memoirs.

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