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22 Apr meeting notes; 29 Apr reading list

April 22, 2021

22 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna, Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr29-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 23 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 26 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 29 April, at 6:30 p.m.

29 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/22)
Rosie (4/22)
Casey (4/22)
Donna R. (4/22)
Lance (4/22)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

15 Apr meeting notes; 22 Apr reading list

April 15, 2021

22 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna, Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr29-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 23 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 26 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 29 April, at 6:30 p.m.

29 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/22)
Rosie (4/22)
Casey (4/22)
Donna R. (4/22)
Lance (4/22)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

29 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/22)
Rosie (4/22)
Casey (4/22)
Donna R. (4/22)
Lance (4/22)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

Upcoming author events, April 2021

April 8, 2021

The following author events will take place online in April. Click on the venue links for more information and for registration or access codes. Events pop up unpredictably, so return to your favorite venues during the month to see if anything new has surfaced.

BOOK CARNIVAL

  • Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.: Paula Munier, The Hiding Place
  • Saturday, April 10, 11 a.m.: Jeffrey Siger, A Deadly Twist
  • Tuesday, April 13, 6 p.m.: Erica Roth Neubauer, Murder at Wedgefield Manor; Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder
  • Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.: Alicia Beckman, Bitterroot Lake; Emmeline Duncan, Fresh Brewed Murder
  • Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m.: Bryan Christy, In the Company of Killers
  • Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m.: Michael Sears, Tower of Babel (with Owen Laukannen)
  • Friday, April 23, 7 p.m.: S.A. Lelchuk, One Got Away (with Maddie Margarita)

HUNTINGTON BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

  • Thursday, April 15, 4 p.m.: J. Ryan Stradal, The Lager Queen of Minnesota

MYSTERY INK

  • Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m.: Tod Goldberg, The Low Desert: Gangster Stories

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA OC

  • Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.: Amy Lane, “Crafting Category Romance: The Art of Fiction Haiku”

SISTERS-IN-CRIME OC

  • Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m.: Agents panel

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.: Baron Birtcher, “Creating Conflict”

8 Apr meeting notes; 15 Apr reading list

April 8, 2021

8 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, and Lance (a revised chapter from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr15-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 9 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 12 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 15 April, at 6:30 p.m.

The Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series will feature LIT UP! on 11 April, moderated as always by Maddie. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2:30 p.m. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details.

15 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/8)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (4/8)
Donna R. (4/8)
Lance (4/8)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

1 Apr meeting notes; 8 Apr reading list

April 1, 2021

1 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, and Lance (a revised chapter from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr08-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 2 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 5 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 8 April, at 6:30 p.m.

LIT UP! returns to the Muzeo on 11 April as part of the museum’s Open Book program. Tami Shaikh, Jonathan Brown, and Jeremiah Cobra are the featured authors. Go to the Muzeo Open Book page to register for the event. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details

8 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/1)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (4/1)
Donna R. (4/1)
Lance (4/1)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

25 Mar meeting notes; 1 Apr reading list

March 25, 2021

25 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Four people attended the second experimental PFL Zoom meeting: Casey, Donna R. (a revised chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, and Lance (two revised chapters from Engaño). Please remember to upload your marked-up readings to the Google drive by 8 p.m. on Friday, 26 March.

NEWS & NOTES

The 1 April meeting will return to Slack. Please put in your bids to read in the #apr01-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 March. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 29 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 1 April, at 6:30 p.m.

The Zoom experiment didn’t lead to the return of a significant number of PFL members who’ve been absent from Slack. Because of this, we won’t continue alternating between Slack and Zoom meetings. However, we found enough usefulness in the Zoom format to continue with it on the fourth Thursday of every month starting next month (22 April).

The 23 March virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers was a success, with Maddie wrangling James Ziskin, Michael Brandman, and Lorenzo Porricelli. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details about the next LIT UP!

 

1 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (3/25)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (3/25)
Donna R. (3/25)
Lance (3/25)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

18 Mar meeting notes; 25 Mar reading list

March 18, 2021

18 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The 25 March meeting will occur on Zoom, starting 6:30 p.m. This is part two of an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings.

The next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 23 March, on Facebook Live. The lineup:

To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page.

 

25 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/18)
Rosie (3/18)
Donna R. (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (3/18)
Lance (3/18)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

LIT UP! Orange County at the Muzeo, 11 Apr 2021

March 14, 2021

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series will feature LIT UP! on 11 April, moderated as always by Maddie Margarita.

Three featured authors will discuss their works with the audience. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2:30 p.m.

11 Mar meeting notes; 18 Mar reading list

March 11, 2021

11 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended the first experimental PFL Zoom meeting: Casey, Donna R. (a revised chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and PJ (returning from a long absence). Please remember to upload your marked-up readings to the Google drive by 8 p.m. on Friday, 12 March.

NEWS & NOTES

The 18 March meeting will return to Slack. Please put in your bids to read in the #mar18-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 March. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 15 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 18 March, at 6:30 p.m.

The second Zoom-based meeting will be on 25 March. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings.

 

18 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/11)
Rosie (3/4)
Casey (3/11)
Donna R. (3/11)
Lance (3/11)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

4 Mar meeting notes; 11 Mar reading list

March 4, 2021

4 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The 11 March meeting will occur on Zoom, starting 6:30 p.m. This is an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. The second Zoom-based meeting will be on 25 March. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings. A more detailed email will come out soon.

 

11 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/4)
Donna R. (3/4)
Rosie (3/4)
Casey (3/4)
Lance (3/4)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

25 Feb meeting notes; 4 Mar reading list

February 25, 2021

25 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Lance, and Rosie (a chapter from Well of the Moon). Glenda couldn’t attend due to technical difficulties but was able to critique.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #mar04-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 1 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 4 March, at 6:30 p.m.

We’ll try Zoom-based PFL meetings on Thursday, 11 March and Thursday, 25 March, starting 6:30 p.m. This is an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings. More to come.

 

4 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (2/18)
Donna R. (2/25)
Lance (2/25)
Rosie (2/25)
Casey (2/25)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)

18 Feb meeting notes; 25 Feb reading list

February 18, 2021

18 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb25-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 19 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 22 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 25 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. The lineup:

Chris Lenz will be a special guest star.

To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

 

25 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (2/18)
Donna R. (2/18)
Rosie (2/18)
Casey (2/18)
Lance (2/18)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

11 Feb meeting notes; 18 Feb reading list

February 11, 2021

11 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie. Donna couldn’t attend but left a critique.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb18-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 15 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 18 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The final episode of Season 1 of Deep State Dossier has dropped. Season 2 is on the board.

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. Debra Holland, Beth Yarnall, and Alina K. Field are the featured authors, with Chris Lenz making a cameo appearance. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

18 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (2/11)
Donna R. (2/4)
Rosie (2/11)
Casey (2/11)
Lance (2/11)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

4 Feb meeting notes; 11 Feb reading list

February 4, 2021

4 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb11-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 5 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 8 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 11 February, at 6:30 p.m.

Rosie has hung out her shingle as an editor! It’s still a work in progress, but you can get more details here. A website will appear forthwith. Good luck!

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

11 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/21)
Donna R. (2/4)
Rosie (2/4)
Casey (2/4)
Lance (2/4)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

28 Jan meeting notes; 4 Feb reading list

January 28, 2021

28 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

A cozy three people attended: Casey, Donna R., and Lance (two chapters from Engaño, formerly DAA #2). Glenda and Rosie submitted critiques but couldn’t attend.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb04-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 29 January. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 1 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 4 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 February. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

4 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/21)
Donna R. (1/28)
Rosie (1/21)
Casey (1/28)
Lance (1/28)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

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