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Next Meeting: Thursday, 27 APRIL 2017 at 6:30 PM

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

20 Apr meeting notes; 27 Apr reading list

April 22, 2017

20 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna, Glenda, Jo, Lance, Leighanne, Lisa W. (read a rewrite of “There’s a New Sheriff in Town”), Rosie (read a revision of “Zolota: Another Gold Rush”), Sarah K., Shari and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

Scott Turow will speak at the Mission Viejo Library on Tuesday, 6 June, at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be $32 (the cost of the book). Don’t look for details on the library website, because the event isn’t posted there yet. However, if you’re interested in a special offer, contact Maddie for more information.

The deadline for submitting entries for the SCWA California-themed short-story anthology has been extended to 1 May. If you’ve already sent in your entry and want to polish it more, send the result to Steve J.

The 18 April LIT UP! was a success, with a healthy Spring Break crowd attending to women’s fiction writer Janet Simcic, Christian horror author Mike Duran, and horror writer Oz Monroe. The next LIT UP! will be on 16 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

27 APRIL READING LIST

Donna (4/20)
Burt (4/20)
Glenda (4/20)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (4/20)
Leighanne (4/20)
Shari (4/20)
Maddie (4/13)
Jo (4/20)
Lance (4/20)
Marianna (2/23)
Sarah K. (4/20)
Lisa W. (4/20)
Steve J. (4/20)
Rosie (4/20)

SCWA: Matthew Quirk, “Plotting Thrills & Chills and Other Writing Insights,” 15 Apr 2017

April 13, 2017

SCWA logoThe 15 April Southern California Writers Association meeting features New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quirk speaking on “Plotting Thrills & Chills and Other Writing Insights.”

Matthew Quirk is the author of thrillers Cold Barrel Zero, The Directive, and The 500. He’s an Edgar nominee and the winner of the Thriller and Strand Critics Awards. His novels have been translated into 20 languages and optioned for film.

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.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 18 Apr 2017

April 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 18 April 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:

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

13 Apr meeting notes; 20 Apr reading list

April 13, 2017

13 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, Casey, Jo (read a reworked chapter from Moonspell), Lance (read one revised and one new chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Lisa W., Maddie, and newly-minted member Sarah K.

News and Notes

Burt has a new website: www.burtgolden.com.

Scott Turow will speak at the Mission Viejo Library on Tuesday, 6 June, at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be $32 (the cost of the book). Don’t look for details on the library website, because the event isn’t posted there yet. However, if you’re interested in a special offer, contact Maddie for more information.

The deadline for submitting entries for the SCWA California-themed short-story anthology has been extended to 1 May. If you’ve already sent in your entry and want to polish it more, send the result to Steve J.

The next LIT UP! will be on 18 April 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.

 

20 APRIL READING LIST

Donna (3/30)
Burt (4/13)
Glenda (3/30)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (4/13)
Leighanne (3/30)
Shari (4/6)
Lisa W. (4/13)
Maddie (4/13)
Steve J. (4/6)
Rosie (4/6)
Jo (4/13)
Lance (4/13)
Marianna (2/23)
Sarah K. (4/13)

Upcoming author events, Laguna Beach Books, Apr 2017

April 6, 2017

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

  • Thursday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.: Lisa See, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. $50; Laguna College of Art & Design
  • Sunday, April 23, 4:00 p.m.: Jean Hastings Ardell, Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey
  • Sunday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.: Dr. Edward Kaufman, Tales of a Prison Psychiatrist: 50 Years of Criminalization of the Mentally Ill and Addicted

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, Apr 2017

April 6, 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 April:

  • Sunday, April 9, 2:00 p.m.: Eric Peterson, The Dining Car
  • Saturday, April 15, 3:00 p.m.: Matthew Quirk, Dead Man’s Switch
  • Saturday, April 22, 2:00 p.m.: Ann Cleeves, Cold Earth (Shetland Series/Jimmy Perez)

The events are free, 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.

6 Apr meeting notes; 13 Apr reading list

April 6, 2017

6 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt, Casey, Jo, Lance, Lisa W. (read the beginning of a short story, “There’s a New Sheriff in Town”), Maddie (read the beginning of a short story, “Verity’s Truth”), Rosie (read a revised short story, “Zolota: Another Gold Rush”), Shari, Steve J. (read two chapters from ), and potential new member Sarah K.

News and Notes

The deadline for submitting entries for the SCWA California-themed short-story anthology has been extended to 1 May. If you’ve already sent in your entry and want to polish it more, send the result to Steve J.

The next LIT UP! will be on 18 April 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.

 

13 APRIL READING LIST

Donna (3/30)
Marianna (2/23)
Burt (4/6)
Glenda (3/30)
Jo (4/6)
JoAnne (3/30)
Lance (4/6)
Casey (4/6)
Leighanne (3/30)
Shari (4/6)
Lisa W. (4/6)
Maddie (4/6)
Steve J. (4/6)
Rosie (4/6)

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