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Next Meeting: Thursday, 26 OCTOBER 2017 at 6:30 PM

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

19 Oct meeting notes; 26 Oct reading list

October 20, 2017

19 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Donna, Jo, JoAnne, Lance, Leighanne, Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Shari.

News and Notes

It’s All in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, the SCWA short-story anthology, will be available for sale at the 21 October SCWA meeting. Author copies will also be available to the writers whose stories are featured in the book. The official launch party is still scheduled for 2 November at Book Carnival.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 October at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This special edition of LIT UP! features three of the authors whose stories are included in It’s All in the Story:

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

 

26 OCTOBER READING LIST

Leighanne (10/19)
Bob R. (9/21)
Shari (10/19)
Jo (10/19)
JoAnne (10/19)
Donna (10/19)
Casey (9/28)
Steve J. (10/12)
Burt (10/12)
Sarah K. (10/12)
P.J. (10/12)
Lance (10/19)
Rosie (10/19)
Maddie (9/7)
Glenda (9/14)

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Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Janet Simcic, 19 Oct 2017

October 17, 2017

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 19 October Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature author and travel guru Janet Simcic, discussing her book, The Man at the Rialto Bridge.

Family secrets, a terrorist plot, and a new romance! Reluctantly joining her dysfunctional family on a Mediterranean cruise, Olivia is drawn to a mysterious man and finds herself propelled into a life-changing adventure. Her widowed sister, Ashley, convinces her to join her and their dying mother on a vacation to mend their relationships, flush out old secrets, and even forgive past transgressions. But Olivia used the cruise to pursue a secret of her own…

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.

It’s All in the Story: California, multiple members, anthology

October 16, 2017

Cover for It's All in the Storyy

It’s All in the Story: California is an anthology of twenty-four original short stories edited and curated by best-selling author D. P. Lyle. From San Juan Capistrano in 1812 to the Bay Area in the present day, these satisfying bites of contemporary and literary fiction are packed with delicious characters and tales that will stay with you long after the last story is devoured.

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

 

It’s All in the Story is published by the Southern California Writers Association and features works by seven PFL members: PJ Colando, Rose de Guzman, Steve Jackson, Maddie Margarita, Jo Pitzer, Casey Pope, and Glenda Rynn.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 October 2017

October 13, 2017

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 October at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

This special edition of LIT UP! is a peek at the SCWA-sponsored anthology It’s All in the Story, with three of the featured authors reading their short stories from the anthology. The lineup:

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

SCWA: Susan McBeth, “AuthorPreneurs,” 21 Oct 2017

October 13, 2017

SCWA logoThe 21 October Southern California Writers Association meeting features auther event planner Susan McBeth speaking about author entrepreneurism.

Susan has specialized in event management for over twenty years, including four and a half years as Director of Marketing and Events for one of the oldest independent bookstores in the United States. She founded Adventures by the Book™ in 2011 to more intimately connect readers with authors and their books through unique and interactive literary events and travels. Affectionately referred to as “multi-sensorial” opportunities, her dynamic brand of literary events are custom-designed and redefine traditional author readings.

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.

12 Oct meeting notes; 19 Oct reading list

October 13, 2017

12 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt (read five reworked chapters from Beyond the Wire), Jo, Lance (read the final two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, P.J. (read a query letter for Cash to Dash Down Under), Rosie, Sarah K. (read the first chapter of Lemon Park), and Steve J.

News and Notes

You can still listen to the recording of Maddie, Steve J. and Doug Lyle being interviewed by John Raab, CEO of Suspense Magazine, on Suspense Radio.

It’s All in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, the SCWA short-story anthology, will be available for sale at the 21 October SCWA meeting. Author copies will also be available to the writers whose stories are featured in the book. The official launch party is still scheduled for 2 November at Book Carnival.

Stealing Ghosts — Lance’s latest novel — is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. The book releases on 17 November.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 October 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.

 

19 OCTOBER READING LIST

Leighanne (10/12)
Glenda (9/14)
Bob R. (9/21)
Shari (9/28)
Jo (10/12)
JoAnne (10/5)
Donna (9/28)
Casey (9/28)
Rosie (10/12)
Steve J. (10/12)
Burt (10/12)
Sarah K. (10/12)
P.J. (10/12)
Lance (10/12)
Maddie (9/7)

5 Oct meeting notes; 12 Oct reading list

October 6, 2017

5 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, JoAnne, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), Sarah K., and Steve J. (read six chapters from ).

News and Notes

Maddie, Steve J. and Doug Lyle will be interviewed at 9 a.m. on 7 October by John Raab, CEO of Suspense Magazine, on Suspense Radio. A recording will be available on the show website if you can’t listen live.

It’s All in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, the SCWA short-story anthology, will be available for sale at the 21 October SCWA meeting. Author copies will also be available to the writers whose stories are featured in the book. The official launch party is still scheduled for 2 November at Book Carnival.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 24 October 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.

 

12 OCTOBER READING LIST

Leighanne (10/5)
Glenda (9/14)
Burt (10/5)
Bob R. (9/21)
Sarah K. (10/5)
P.J. (9/28)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/28)
Jo (9/14)
JoAnne (10/5)
Donna (9/28)
Casey (9/28)
Rosie (10/5)
Lance (10/5)
Steve J. (10/5)
Lisa W. (8/31)
Marianna (8/24)

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