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

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 July 2018

July 13, 2018

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The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 July 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!

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SCWA: Baron Birtcher, “Creating Suspense and Delivering the Unexpected,” 21 July 2018

July 13, 2018

SCWA logoThe 21 July Southern California Writers Association meeting features mystery author Baron Birtcher speaking about creating suspense and delivering the unexpected.

Baron was a musician and founded an independent record label before coming to writing. His first two hardboiled mystery novels, Roadhouse Blues and Ruby Tuesday, were Los Angeles Times and IMBA Best-Sellers. Angels Fall, the third installment in the critically-acclaimed Mike Travis series, was nominated for the 2009 Left Coast Crime Award (the “Lefty”) for Best Law Enforcement/Police Procedural novel of the year.

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.

12 July meeting notes; 19 July reading list

July 13, 2018

12 JULY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Burt (read four chapters from what’s now called Dead Issue), Donna, Jo, Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Maddie, and P.J. (read a short story, “Wright/Night Plight”).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 July at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next LIT UP, and details on past authors and programs.
19 JULY READING LIST

Jo (7/12)
Glenda (7/5)
Rosie (6/28)
Casey (7/5)
Leighanne (6/14)
Steve J. (6/21)
Maddie (7/12)
JoAnne (7/5)
Shari (7/5)
Donna (7/12)
Burt (7/12)
P.J. (7/12)
Lance (7/12)

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Richard Watts, 26 July 2018

July 6, 2018

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 26 July Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature author Richard Watts discussing his new non-fiction book Entitlemania.

Throughout Entitlemania, Richard Watts acknowledges the connections between parents’ own childhood experiences and the choices they make in raising their children. He urges parents to consider whether they are trying to protect their kids from hurts they experienced, or whether their goal is to raise a “mini-me,” rather than allowing their child to pursue his or her own dreams.

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, Mystery Ink Books, July 2018

July 6, 2018

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author events through the end of July:

  • Saturday, July 7, 5 p.m.: Joseph Reid, Takeoff
  • Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m.: Moris Senegor, Mark to Murder: Death in Budapest

Events are free, but it would be nice if you bought a book. Mystery Ink is located at 8907 Warner Ave. #135 in Huntington Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

5 July meeting notes; 12 July reading list

July 6, 2018

5 JULY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Joanne, Lance (read two chapters from Hot Pots), P.J., and Shari (read another draft query letter for Raised to Win).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 July at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Av. #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next LIT UP, and details on past authors and programs.

12 JULY READING LIST

Jo (6/7)
Glenda (7/5)
Burt (7/5)
P.J. (7/5)
Rosie (6/28)
Casey (7/5)
Leighanne (6/14)
Steve J. (6/21)
Maddie (6/21)
JoAnne (7/5)
Shari (7/5)
Lance (7/5)
Donna (7/5)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, July 2018

June 30, 2018

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 July:

  • Monday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Keith McCafferty, A Death in Eden
  • Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m.: Joe R. Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors
  • Saturday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.: Cristina Alger, The Banker’s Wife
  • Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.: James Ziskin, A Stone’s Throw; Eric Beetner, Unleaded Vol. 2; Caroline Kepnes, Providence

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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