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Next Meeting: Thursday, 23 JANUARY 2020 at 6:30 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin

Sisters-in-Crime Orange County: Discussion group and author Susan Straight, 26 Jan 2020

January 17, 2020

Sisters in Crime - Orange County logoThe 26 January Sisters in Crime – Orange County meeting will feature a writers/readers discussion group and a presentation by Edgar-winning author and memoirist Susan Straight.

Susan will talk about women in fiction and memoir, murder and migration, and the real-life noir that inspired so many stories in her publishing career.

Sisters in Crime – Orange County meets monthly at the Irvine Ranch Water District on 15500 Sand Canyon Av. in Irvine. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but membership is always encouraged.

16 Jan meeting notes; 23 Jan reading list

January 17, 2020

16 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Dennis P., Joanne, Lance (read two chapters from Zrada), Leighanne, Marianna, Rosie (read the first two chapters of Well of the Moon), and Sherry C. (read 1.5 chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 January at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, 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.

 

23 JANUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (1/16)
Casey (1/16)
Glenda (1/2)
Marianna (1/16)
Burt (1/2)
PJ (1/9)
Dana S. (1/9)
Shari (1/9)
Leslie P. (1/9)
Joanne (1/16)
Dennis P. (1/16)
Rosie (1/16)
Lance (1/16)
Sherry C. (1/16)
Maddie (12/5)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 21 Jan 2020

January 10, 2020

LIT UP logoThe next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 January at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin (see the map below).

Map to Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin

Map to Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, 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!

9 Jan meeting notes; 16 Jan reading list

January 10, 2020

9 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Dana S., Joanne (read a short story, “A Rip in the Screen”), Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P. (read five chapters from Ghost Dog), PJ, Rosie, Shari, and Sherry C. (read part one of a short story, “Phaeton of the Opry”).

News and Notes

Anaheim Public Library has begun a monthly Writers’ Workshop Series, which will happen at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Central Library, 500 West Broadway in downtown Anaheim. Two PFLers will be featured: PJ on 18 January, and Casey on 14 November. All events are free.

Rosie and Dana S. are now mentors on Author Mentor Match, a program run by author Alexa Donne that pairs unpublished MG and YA authors with agented or published authors in those genres. The next round of aspiring mentee submissions opens in February.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 21 January at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, 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.

 

16 JANUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (1/9)
Casey (1/9)
Glenda (1/2)
Maddie (12/5)
Marianna (11/21)
Rosie (1/9)
Burt (1/2)
Lance (1/9)
PJ (1/9)
Dana S. (1/9)
Shari (1/9)
Leslie P. (1/9)
Sherry C. (1/9)
Joanne (1/9)
Dennis P. (11/14)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, January 2020

January 9, 2020

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 January:

  • Saturday, January 11, 12:30 p.m.: Lee Goldberg, Lost Hills
  • Sunday, January 12, 3 p.m.: Chris Hauty, Deep State
  • Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 p.m.: Nick Petrie (in conversation with Maddie Margarita), The Wild One
  • Saturday, January 18, 2 p.m.: Kwei Quartey, The Missing American
  • Saturday, January 25, 2 p.m.: Thomas Perry, A Small Town; Jo Perry, Everything Happens

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.

Romance Writers of America Orange County: Jacqueline Diamond / Frances Amati, 11 Jan 2020

January 9, 2020

Romance Writers of America logoThe 11 January Romance Writers of America – Orange County meeting will feature presentations by multi-genre author Jacqueline Diamond on “Creating the Series” and by author Frances Amati on “Organizing the Chaos.”

A former reporter and TV columnist for The Associated Press, Jacqueline Diamond has sold more than 100 novels, including romantic comedies, mysteries, romantic suspense, and Regencies. A two-time finalist for the Rita Award, Jackie received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and has been active for more than 30 years in RWA.

Frances Amati writes paranormal and contemporary romance. The “go to” organizer in the family as well as at the day job, there is a lot to do, little time to do it in. Keeping it straight is essential to getting it all done and staying inspired.

RWA-OC meets monthly at the Juniper and Cypress rooms on the CSU Fullerton campus. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with “Ask the Author”; the afternoon program begins at 12:15. Guest admission is $15 for the first meeting. Check the website for maps, more events, and membership information.

2 Jan meeting notes; 9 Jan reading list

January 2, 2020

2 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Six people kicked off PFL’s 2020: Burt (read the revised last three chapters of Shadows), Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance (read two chapters from Zrada), and Leslie P.

News and Notes

The PFL Holiday Party was a great success. Many thanks to Marianna, who hosted the event, and to Sherry and Leslie for organizing the writing contest and the food arrangements.

Lance will be speaking at the Foothill Ranch Library’s monthly Writers’ Retreat on Saturday, 4 January, at 10:30 a.m.

The next LIT UP! will be scheduled soon. Be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the date and details on the authors.

 

9 JANUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (11/21)
Leslie P. (1/2)
Casey (1/2)
Glenda (1/2)
Maddie (12/5)
Marianna (11/21)
Rosie (12/5)
Sherry C. (12/5)
Joanne (1/2)
Burt (1/2)
Lance (1/2)
PJ (11/14)
Dana S. (11/14)
Dennis P. (11/14)

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