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Next Meeting: Thursday, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 at 6:30 PM

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

14 Sep meeting notes; 21 Sep reading list

September 14, 2017

14 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read the opening chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, P.J, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sarah K.

News and Notes

The Southern California Writers Conference will happen 22-24 September at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine. Full-conference registration is $375.

Lance will be the featured speaker for the 21 September Muzeo Open Book Author Series, at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. He’ll read from The Collection and talk about art crime. The event is free, but the museum would like you to RSVP.

The next LIT UP! will be on 19 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

  • Contemporary and historical romance writer Chris Lentz.
  • Inspriational author Kristen Mai Pham.
  • Writer of Latina YA Sandra Lopez.

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

 

21 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/31)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (9/14)
Glenda (9/14)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (8/31)
Sarah K. (9/14)
Lisa W. (8/31)
P.J. (9/14)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/7)
Jo (9/14)
Steve J. (9/7)
Casey (9/14)
Rosie (9/14)
Lance (9/14)

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Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 19 September 2017

September 9, 2017

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 September at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three local writers will present excerpts of their latest works and discuss their work, writing, and whatever else the audience wants to talk about. This month’s lineup:

  • Contemporary and historical romance writer Chris Lentz.
  • Inspriational author Kristen Mai Pham.
  • Writer of Latina YA Sandra Lopez.

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

SCWA: Tony Piazza, “Film and TV Techniques for Writing,” 16 Sep 2017

September 8, 2017

SCWA logoThe 16 September Southern California Writers Association meeting features Central Coast mystery writer Tony Piazza speaking on “Film and TV Techniques for Writing.”

Tony Piazza is an author, film historian, presenter, and skilled storyteller well-known for his passion for writing and movies. He has written four mystery novels and the memoir Bullitt Points, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Steve McQueen movie Bullitt. Piazza worked regularly on many Hollywood movies and television shows filmed in San Francisco during the 1970’s, including Magnum Force, Towering Inferno, and The Streets of San Francisco.

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

7 Sep meeting notes; 14 Sep reading list

September 8, 2017

7 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo (read a revised query for Moonspell), Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, Shari (read a revised synopsis for Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

It’s All in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, the SCWA short-story anthology, is now available for preorder on Amazon. The official launch will be at Book Carnival on 2 November.

The next LIT UP! will be on 19 September 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.

 

14 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/31)
Casey (9/7)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (9/7)
Glenda (9/7)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (8/31)
Sarah K. (8/31)
Rosie (9/7)
Lisa W. (8/31)
P.J. (8/24)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/7)
Lance (9/7)
Jo (9/7)
Steve J. (9/7)

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Lance Charnes, 21 Sep 2017

September 6, 2017

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 21 September Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature PFL’s own Lance Charnes. He will talk about art-related crime and will read from his international crime novel The Collection.

Lance has been an Air Force intelligence officer, information technology manager, computer-game artist, set designer and Jeopardy! contestant, and is now an emergency management specialist. He’s had training in architectural rendering, terrorist incident response and maritime archaeology, but not all at the same time. His Facebook author page features spies, archaeology and art crime.

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, September 2017

September 6, 2017

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

  • Thursday, September 14, 6:00 p.m.: Kelly Boyd, Laguna Beach of Early Days
  • Sunday, September 17, 5:00 p.m.: Kaira Rouda, Best Day Ever

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

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, September 2017

September 5, 2017

Book CarnivalBook Carnival window, an independent Orange County bookstore dedicated to mysteries and thrillers, will host the following author readings/signings through the end of September:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.: Craig Johnson, The Western Star (launch party). At Casa de Lago, 1615 Lincoln Av, Orange; $5-$29.
  • Sunday, September 10, 2:00 p.m.: Anne Cleland, Murder in Shadow
  • Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.: J.A. Jance, Proof of Life
  • Saturday, September 16, 12:00 p.m.: Michael Brandman, Missing Persons
  • Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.: William Kent Kreuger, Sulfur Springs
  • Saturday, September 23, 3:00 p.m.: Kaira Rouda, Best Day Ever
  • Saturday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.: Roger Johns, Dark River Rising
  • Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.: Charlaine Harris, Sleep Like a Baby. At Casa de Lago, 1615 Lincoln Av, Orange; $5-$29.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.: Brad Abraham, Magicians Impossible
  • Saturday, September 30, 2:00 p.m.: Mark S. Bacon, Desert Kill Switch (launch party)

The events are mostly free (unless marked otherwise), although it’d be nice if you buy the featured book. Book Carnival is located at 348 S. Tustin Street in Orange, three-ish blocks south of Chapman Avenue. Look for more information on the store’s website or Facebook page.

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