READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM SEPTEMBER 27, 2015

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September 27, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - This column is also published in the http://EastCountyMagazine.org. If you are from East County, I highly recommend that you check out the ECM for articles and the latest in what is happening in the East County.

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September 27 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Debut young adult author Jen Klein’s other writing work is undoubtedly known to many readers – her writing for television includes work for “Totally Spies,” “Star Wars®: Clone Wars,” and “Gray’s Anatomy.” Guest reviewer Sandra Hale notes: “Jillian Cade is a marvelous main character. … This book, written with humor and cynicism, becomes darker as the story progresses. The first in a series, this is the story of a teenager with a real identity crisis.”

Jillian Cade doesn’t believe in the paranormal, unlike her famous father, a professor and expert on the occult. Ever since he abandoned her to travel the world for research, she s milked his reputation and all the suckers who believe in the stuff by taking over his private investigation firm. After all, a high school junior has to take care of herself, especially when she s on her own.

Ironically, it’s when she takes on a case that might involve a totally non-paranormal missing person that things get strange. Particularly when Sky Ramsey a new boy at school who insists on becoming her partner won’t shut up about succubi, of all things.

As they investigate, Jillian is surprised by her feelings for Sky, which threaten to derail the investigation. But that surprise is no match for the shock of learning that there may be something to Sky s succubi obsession after all.

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

 

September 27 (Sunday, 12:00 pm)The Locals Authors Program will be hosting Lia Mack author of Waiting for Paint to Dry.

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 |

 

September 28 (Monday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting award-winning authors of great acclaim Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Donovan Brown to talk about their new collaboration, The Social Sex. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. Conventional wisdom tells us that women are more sociable, more empathetic, and more “friendly” than men. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of female friendship was completely unacknowledged, even pooh-poohed. Dating back to the Greeks and the Romans, women were long considered “weaker” than men and constitutionally unsuited for friendship at the highest level. Only men, the reasoning went, had the emotional and intellectual depth to develop and sustain these meaningful relationships.

Given this history, how were women able to co-opt the public face of friendship? In The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Donovan Brown survey history, literature, philosophy, religion, and pop culture in search of the answer. Chronicling shifting attitudes toward friendship — both female and male — from the Bible and the Romans to the Enlightenment to the women’s rights movements of the ‘60s up to Sex and the City and Bridesmaids, Yalom and Brown reveal how the concept of female friendship has been inextricably linked to the larger social and cultural movements that have defined human history.

With Yalom and Brown as our guides, The Social Sex delves into the fascinating historical episodes and trends that illuminate the story of friendship between women: the literary salon as the original book club, the emergence of female professions and the working girl, the phenomenon of gossip, the advent of women’s sports, and more.

Lively, informative, and richly detailed, The Social Sex is a revelatory cultural history written in a voice that is at once entertaining and learned, authoritative and accessible.

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 |

 

September 29 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is proud to be hosting debut novelist Edward Joyce to present his novel Small Mercies. Edward Joyce is a graduate of Harvard and quit his job as a lawyer to follow his dream of writing novels. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available.

An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce’s debut novel masterfully depicts an Italian-Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the loss of Bobby—the Amendola family’s youngest son—everyone is still struggling to recover from the firefighter’s unexpected death. Bobby’s mother Gail; his widow Tina; his older brothers Peter, the corporate lawyer, and Franky, the misfit; and his father Michael have all dealt with their grief in different ways. But as the family gathers together for Bobby Jr.’s birthday party, they must each find a way to accept a new man in Tina’s life while reconciling their feelings for their lost loved one.

Presented through multiple points of view, Small Mercies explores the conflicts and deep attachments that exist within families. Heart-wrenching and profoundly relatable, Joyce’s debut is a love letter to Staten Island and a deeply affecting portrait of an American family.

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 |

 

September 30 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library are hosting New York Times Bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, to present her newest book, Circling the Sun. Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

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

Just as Hadley Richardson came to life for her in Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paula McLain met Beryl Markham in the pages of her 1942 memoir, West With the Night, and knew she had to bring this remarkable woman out of obscurity. So original were Beryl’s voice and spirit, McLain will tell you, “There was no thinking involved, only the unmistakable jolt of connection—a lighting strike—as my imagination woke up and reached through time and space to meet Beryl on her own turf.”

The world is 1920’s Kenya, where a glamorous and decadent circle of British expats have carved out a toe-hold of civilization at the edge of the boundless frontier. Abandoned by her mother and inspired by the dangerous beauty around her, Beryl grows into a fierce young woman driven to prove her courage and win independence at any cost. She becomes the first woman to earn her license as a professional racehorse trainer (at eighteen!); one of the very first people in Africa, and the world, to have a commercial pilot’s license; and the first bush pilot to successfully scout game from the air for safari hunters under impossibly dangerous circumstances.

Beryl was light years ahead of her time, and her story is as unforgettable as the wildly beautiful country that shaped her. From her untamed childhood, to her many struggles to achieve the freedom she always dreamed of, and finally to the love that tested and changed her life forever, in Circling the Sun, McLain brings this inspiring, brave and complicated woman to life again in a way that no one else could.

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 |

 

September 30 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)A couple of years ago, Australian authors Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti started a discussion about superhero tropes, and how to make a story about kids with superpowers new and interesting. The result is Zeroes, the first of a trilogy about the disadvantages of being a teen with superpowers. Whether you were among the Comic-Con International attendees fortunate enough to attend the “Zeroes to Heroes” panel, or pick up a sampler, or you are a fan of the authors’ other works, we look forward to an engaging evening discussing team work among superbeings and writers.

Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis.

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

 

October 1 (Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm)Please join San Diego Writers Ink for a uniquely entertaining literary and charity event! Hear true stories about people and their pets based on the theme of “Who Rescued Whom?” A lively evening of stories shared through a variety of artistic expression, including spoken-word performance, poetry and live music. Proceeds will go to Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

For your $50 ticket you will Enjoy a delicious pasta and salad dinner, with gluten-free and vegan options, as well as a full dessert table. (Cash bar.);  Mingle with animal lovers, writers, and artists; Be inspired by stories about the bonds between animals and their humans; Pet and interact with adoptable dogs; Meet local authors, poets, spoken-word performers, musicians and comedians; Be part of a live recorded event that will be podcast internationally; and feel happy because proceeds benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society!

Location: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. For more information or to submit a story to read at the event, please contact: Sarah Z. Sleeper, szsleep@pacbell.net, 858-357-7877.

October 1 (Thursday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting award-winning author Susan Carol McCarthy to talk about her new novel A Place We Knew Well. This event is free and open to the public. Susan Carol McCarthy blends fact, memory, imagination and truth with admirable grace, said The Washington Post of the author's critically acclaimed debut novel, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands. Now McCarthy returns with another enthralling story of a family their longings, their fears, and their secrets swept up in the chaos at the height of the Cold War.

Late October, 1962. Wes Avery, a one-time Air Force tail-gunner, is living his version of the American Dream as loving husband to Sarah, doting father to seventeen-year-old Charlotte, and owner of a successful Texaco station along central Florida's busiest highway. But after President Kennedy announces that the Soviets have nuclear missiles in Cuba, Army convoys clog the highways and the sky fills with fighter planes. Within days, Wes's carefully constructed life begins to unravel.

Sarah, nervous and watchful, spends more and more time in the family's bomb shelter, slipping away into childhood memories and the dreams she once held for the future. Charlotte is wary but caught up in the excitement of high school her nomination to homecoming court, the upcoming dance, and the thrill of first love. Wes, remembering his wartime experience, tries to keep his family's days as normal as possible, hoping to restore a sense of calm. But as the panic over the Missile Crisis rises, a long-buried secret threatens to push the Averys over the edge.

With heartbreaking clarity and compassion, Susan Carol McCarthy captures the shock and innocence, anxiety and fear, in those thirteen historic days, and brings vividly to life one ordinary family trying to hold center while the world around them falls apart.

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 3 (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 3 (Saturday, 11:00 am)Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs the new book, Mycroft Holmes. Basketball legend Abdul-Jabbar (On the Shoulders of Giants) makes his triumphant adult fiction debut with an action yarn that fills in the backstory of Sherlock Holmes’s older and smarter brother, Mycroft. In 1870, the 23-year-old Mycroft, who has a reputation as a daredevil, is serving as a secretary at the War Office when word reaches London of a series of unusual deaths in Trinidad. Someone, or some thing, has been killing children and draining their blood. The locals believe the culprits are supernatural beings known as lougarou, who drain children of their blood, and douen, who leave highly unusual footprints near their victims. The tragic news stuns Mycroft’s fiancée, Georgiana Sutton, who immediately sails home to Trinidad. Disobeying her request to stay behind, Mycroft follows Georgiana to Trinidad, where he must exercise his intellect and his innate diplomatic skills to solve the crimes and remain alive. Sherlockians who relish the screen adventures of Cumberbatch and Downey will be particularly entertained.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Mycroft Holmes from Mysterious Galaxy, available September 22, 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 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 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 whobring “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 |

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Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,

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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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Annual Local Author Exhibit

The San Diego Public Library's 50th Annual Local Author Exhibit is nearing and the Library is calling our resident authors for submissions.  If your book or eBook was originally published in 2015, we would like to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2016 in the beautiful San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.  New this year, there will be a separate exhibit and kick off event for our Little Local Authors, ages 12 and under.  This special exhibit will take place in March 2016.

The San Diego Public Library's 50th Annual Local Author Exhibit is nearing and the Library is calling our resident authors for submissions.  If your book or eBook was originally published in 2015, we would like to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2016 in the beautiful San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.  New this year, there will be a separate exhibit and kick off event for our Little Local Authors, ages 12 and under.  This special exhibit will take place in March 2016.

For information and to register for this event, please visit the San Diego Local Author webpage (also accessible from the San Diego Public Library’s web site, http://www.sandiegolibrary.org under the PROGRAMS & EVENTS tab).  If your book is in both print and digital format, please register/submit the PRINT version only.

A New Resource

The new "San Diego Book Review" invites San Diego authors to send their book(s) for review. Copies of your book may be submitted as a General Submisson within 90 days of release at no cost. Books published longer than 90 days ago may be submitted as a Sponsored Submission for review at a cost of $125.00. E-books may be submitted if in an accepted format. Pre-publication manuscripts may also be submitted for  review.      

The San Diego Book Review  publishes a web site, a blog, podcasts of interviews with authors, and a quarterly circulated  newspaper.        

The website also lists events such as readings at UpStart Crow, author events at Warwicks and Barnes and Noble, library exhibits and writers workshops. 

For information see  http://www.sandiegobookreview.com/

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September 28, (Monday, 6:30 pm)At the 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, the speaker will be T. Jefferson Parker who will speak on  “Writing a Hometown Story”  Finding stories right where you live will be the topic of T. Jefferson Parker’s presentation to members and guests on Sept. 28th. Born in Los Angeles, with a degree in English from UC Irvine, Parker began his  writing career in 1978 as a cub reporter on a weekly newspaper. After  covering police, city hall, and cultural stories, he moved  to a daily  newspaper,  where he won three Orange County Press Club awards for his articles.

He has won three Edgar Awards for the best mystery of the year and won The Los Angeles Times Award  in 2001 for Silent Joe.  His first novel, Laguna Heat, was made into an HBO movie.  Parker's following  novels  all dealt with crime, life and death in sunny Southern California. His last six crime novels – L.A. Outlaws, The Renegades, Iron River, The Border Lords, The Jaguar, and The Famous and the Dead, – all feature Charlie Hood, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, and dangers along the U.S./Mexico border. Lionsgate Entertainment and Films bought the rights to bring Charlie Hood to the big screen.

Parker now resides in Fallbrook. His novel Full Measure marks a departure from crime writing and is his first mainstream literary novel. In it a veteran returns home to find the avocado ranch owned for generations by his family has been burned by wildfires in the foothills of San Diego. 

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

 

October 3 (Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm)The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission invites the community to its second annual Coronado Writers Workshop, an exciting daylong gathering of published authors and other experts offering writing tips, talks and break-out sessions to those serious about writing. hear some of the best writers and teachers talk about social media and marketing, self-publishing, new writing techniques, the importance of revision, and how to find your audience if you are writing memoirs or thrillers

Registration is required and the brochure may be downloaded on http://CoronadoARTS.com or brochures are available at the Coronado Public Library and at City Hall. Workshop - $100;  Manuscript Submissions Critique - $25

Coronado High School, 650 D Avenue, Coronado CA 92118. To subscribe, Select this link.

 

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