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Next Meeting: Thursday, 26 SEPTEMBER 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

19 Sep meeting notes; 26 Sep reading list

September 22, 2019

19 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Dana S., Dennis P. (read a short story, “Stones,” from Winesburg Revisited), Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), Shari, and Sherry C. (read two revised chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

Sherry C.’s (writing as Abigail Leigh Reed) short story “The Sozzled Flapper” won honorable mention in the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the Genre Short Story category. Congratulations!

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 September at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). The lineup:

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

 

26 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Maddie (9/12)
Glenda (8/22)
Leighanne (9/19)
Shari (9/19)
Lily (9/19)
Lisa W. (9/12)
PJ (9/12)
Marianna (8/29)
Casey (9/19)
Leslie P. (9/19)
Burt (9/5)
Joanne (9/5)
Lance (9/19)
Dana S. (9/19)
Dennis P. (9/19)
Sherry C. (9/19)
Rosie (9/19)

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LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 24 Sep 2019

September 13, 2019

LIT UP logo

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

Four 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!

Sisters-in-Crime Orange County: Discussion group and panel discussion, 22 Sep 2019

September 13, 2019

Sisters in Crime - Orange County logoThe 22 September Sisters in Crime – Orange County meeting will feature a writers/readers discussion group led by author Jill Amadio and a panel discussion of the topic, “Small Press vs. Self-Published.”

Trying to decide whether a small publisher or self-publishing is best? Come listen to several of our very own published Sisters in Crime members who have the experience that will help you choose which is best for you. Joining us on the panel will be SinC members Dianne DeMille, Donna Kolling Lear, Jack Martin, Karen Sue Walker, and Cynthia Weitz. Learn the pros and cons from those who know.

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.

SCWA: Naomi Hirahara, “Writing & Creating Unique Series Characters,” 21 Sep 2019

September 13, 2019

SCWA logoThe 21 September Southern California Writers Association meeting features Edgar Award-winning mystery author Naomi Hirahara.

Naomi is an American writer and journalist. She edited the largest Japanese-American daily newspaper, The Rafu Shimpo, for several years. She is currently a writer of both fiction and non-fiction works, including the Edgar-winning Mas Arai mystery series.

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 Sep meeting notes; 19 Sep reading list

September 13, 2019

12 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Dana S. (read a chapter from Death & Evil Try to Save the World), Lance (read two alternate final chapters for Chasing Clay), Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W., Maddie, PJ, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

PJ’s latest novel, The Winner’s Circle, won a Bronze Readers’ Favorite Award. Congratulations!

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 September 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

19 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Maddie (9/12)
Glenda (8/22)
Leighanne (9/12)
Shari (8/22)
Lily (9/12)
Dennis P. (8/22)
Sherry C. (9/12)
Lisa W. (9/12)
PJ (9/12)
Marianna (8/29)
Casey (9/12)
Leslie P. (8/29)
Burt (9/5)
Joanne (9/5)
Rosie (9/12)
Lance (9/12)
Dana S. (9/12)

5 Sep meeting notes; 12 Sep reading list

September 5, 2019

5 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt (read six revised chapters from Shadows), Casey, Dana S. (read the first chapter of Death & Evil), Joanne (read more from All Homes are Not Sweet), Lance, Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 24 September 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

12 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Maddie (9/5)
Glenda (8/22)
Leighanne (9/5)
Shari (8/22)
Lily (8/8)
Dennis P. (8/22)
Sherry C. (9/5)
Lisa W. (9/5)
PJ (8/29)
Rosie (9/5)
Marianna (8/29)
Casey (9/5)
Lance (9/5)
Leslie P. (8/29)
Burt (9/5)
Dana S. (9/5)
Joanne (9/5)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, September 2019

September 2, 2019

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 September:

  • Sunday, September 8, 2 p.m.: Naomi Hirahara, Iced in Paradise
  • Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.: Nevada Barr, What Rose Forgot
  • Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.: Craig Johnson, Land of Wolves (held at Casa de Lago in Orange)
  • Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.: Paddy Hirsch, Hudson’s Kill
  • Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.: Robert Levinson, Tap Dance (call 714-538-3210 for reservations)
  • Sunday, September 29, 3 p.m.: Ellen Byron, The Fatal Cajun Festival; Nancy Cole Silverman, The House on Hallowed Ground; Mary Anna Evans, Catacombs

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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