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Next Meeting: Thursday, 22 FEBRUARY 2018 at 7:00 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin, 6:30 p.m.

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, 22 Feb 2018

February 17, 2018

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 22 February Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature local cardiologist Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, discussing her new book Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story.

February is Women’s Heart disease Awareness Month. Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in the United States, killing more women than breast and lung cancers combined. Dr. Eubany will speak about heart disease in women, risk factors for heart disease, and how you can decrease your risk of developing heart disease by up to 80%.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the monthly Open Book series at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but the museum asks you to RSVP.

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15 Feb meeting notes; 22 Feb reading list

February 17, 2018

15 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read half a chapter from Revolver), Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Jo, JoAnne, Lance (read two chapters from Donetsk Art Walk), Leighanne, Maddie, and Rosie (read more from her novella The Fur Slipper).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen on 20 February at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). The lineup:

As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

22 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Jo (2/15)
Leighanne (2/15)
Maddie (2/15)
Burt (2/1)
Dawn (1/25)
Shari (2/1)
P.J. (2/8)
JoAnne (2/15)
Steve J. (2/8)
Bob R. (2/8)
Donna (2/15)
Casey (2/15)
Rosie (2/15)
Lance (2/15)
Sarah K. (1/18)
Glenda (1/11)
Marianna (1/11)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 February 2018

February 9, 2018

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 February at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three featured local authors will read from their works and discuss them with the audience. The lineup:

As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors. See you there!

8 Feb meeting notes; 15 Feb reading list

February 9, 2018

8 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Bob R. (read three chapters from The Devil’s Heart), Casey, Lance (read two chapters from Donetsk Art Walk), P.J. and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

Lance will be appearing at Book Carnival in Orange with LIT UP! alum Dave Putnam at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 10 February. They’ll read from their latest novels, answer questions and sign books.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 20 February at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

15 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Sarah K. (1/18)
Jo (2/1)
Leighanne (2/1)
Glenda (1/11)
Marianna (1/11)
Maddie (1/18)
Burt (2/1)
Dawn (1/25)
Shari (2/1)
Donna (2/1)
Casey (2/8)
P.J. (2/8)
Rosie (2/1)
JoAnne (2/1)
Lance (2/8)
Steve J. (2/8)
Bob R. (2/8)

SCWA: George Galdorisi, “Strategy, Operations, Tactics, and Technology,” 17 Feb 2018

February 7, 2018

SCWA logoThe 17 February Southern California Writers Association meeting features author and career naval aviator George Galdorisi speaking about “Strategy, Operations, Tactics, and Technology.”

In addition to his Rick Holden thrillers published by Braveship Books, George has written twelve other books, including several bestselling novels in the rebooted Tom Clancy’s Op-Center series, including Out of the Ashes, Into the Fire, Scorched Earth, and Dark Zone. With his longtime collaborator, Dick Couch, he coauthored the New York Times bestseller Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film. He also wrote The Kissing Sailor, which proved the identity of the two principals in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photograph, as well as over three hundred articles in professional journals and other media.

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 8:30 and the program begins at 9:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet breakfast. Check the SCWA website for more information.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, February 2018

February 7, 2018

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following author events through the end of February:

  • Wednesday, February 7, 6 p.m.: Tim Wirkus, The Infinite Future

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

World War Girl Soldier, Casey Pope, historical fantasy

February 7, 2018

World War Girl Soldier book cover

It’s the height of World War II, and Captain Linc Takelnaught is assigned to take over a special operations team tasked with rooting out German covert agents within the U.S. Army. The key member of his team is an 18-year-old girl, Salty Jackdaw, whose skills are so far beyond normal human abilities that there is a perception about her bordering on the mystical. There are rumors of her being the reincarnation of Joan of Arc. Others question who or what she really is.

Linc doesn’t believe the hype. But the longer he spends time with Salty, the more impressed he becomes. He’s conflicted over trying to reconcile her dedication and skillset with her seemingly sociopathic, violent tendencies, which are in direct contradiction to her moments of shyness, empathy, and tenderness. Things get complicated when Linc develops feelings for her that a commanding officer shouldn’t be developing for someone under his command.

Linc presses those in the know for information about Salty, but no one’s talking. Linc just can’t let it go, and his obsession consumes him to where he not only jeopardizes the team’s mission, but also puts at risk the lives of the team members, including Salty and himself, all the while trying to root out a dangerous enemy within their own ranks.

Available for Kindle on Amazon US/AU/BR/CA/DE/ES/FR/IN/IT/JP/MX/NL/UK
Trade paperback available at Amazon US/BR/CA/DE/ES/FR/IN/IT/MX/UK

 

Casey Pope writes novels in the mainstream/upmarket category, i.e., literary/commercial hybrid. His previous works include A Love Life Like Karmic Disaster and The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly.

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