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15 Oct meeting notes; 22 Oct reading list

October 15, 2020

15 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Glenda, Lance, Leighanne, and Rosie (the final chapter and epilogue from The Lion and the Eagle) (congrats on finishing!).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #oct22-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

LIT UP! OC and Muzeo present authors Ona Russell, Tanya Hutchison, and Quan Huynh in conversation with PFL’s own Maddie on Sunday, 18 October, at 1 p.m. Look for the registration link at https://muzeo.org/ or RSVP in the comments section of the Lit Up OC Facebook event to receive your link.

P.J. will appear on a Book Carnival virtual author’s event on Wednesday, 21 October, at 6 p.m. Go to the Book Carnival events page to get your Zoom link.

The next standalone LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 27 October on Facebook Live. Jonathan Maberry and Joe Ide are the featured authors. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

 

22 OCTOBER READING LIST

Glenda (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Leighanne (10/15)
Rosie (10/15)
Casey (10/15)
Lance (10/15)
Donna R. (10/15)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 27 Oct 2020

October 14, 2020

LIT UP logoThe next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 27 October, on Facebook Live.

Two featured authors will read from their works and discuss them with Maddie. The lineup:

To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

LIT UP! Orange County at the Muzeo: LIT UP!, 18 Oct 2020

October 14, 2020

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series will feature LIT UP! on 18 October, moderated as always by Maddie Margarita.

Three featured authors will discuss their works with the audience. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2:30 p.m.

Shadows, Burt Golden, mystery/suspense

October 11, 2020
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Cover for DEAD IS NOT ENOUGHSergeant Joe Donahue returns to his hometown from Afghanistan as a hero with the Medal of Honor. But he is not the macho guy who turned down an offer from the NFL to go to war four years earlier. War took away his identity, leaving him with a strong sense of guilt and a great fear of intimacy. Donahue drinks heavily to numb the effects of PTSD that he brought home. Adding to this stress is his estrangement from his father.

Seeking stability, Donahue accepts a job with well-known Whiting Development, whose president believes that Donahue can bring legitimacy to their real estate deals as a “show horse.” Donahue does his best to present a picture of normalcy at work, while alcohol and the ghosts of war refuse to let go of him. He is overpaid and materially spoiled at Whiting so he won’t quit when he finds out the company’s true business. However, Donahue soon learns that he has sold out to the devil, that murder solves all company problems, and that his life is in danger.

Available for Kindle on Amazon
Trade paperback available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

Burt Golden, M.S., has written the Amazon mystery bestseller, Madness of March. This is his fifth novel. Earlier in his life, Golden coached a college basketball team that went to the NCAA tournament. He also was president of a West Coast outplacement company. Recently, Golden was inducted into the Roosevelt (Los Angeles) High School Hall of Fame, whose 46 members include two Ninth Circuit court judges, a Heisman Trophy winner, the owner of an NBA team, and a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

Dead is Not Enough, Burt Golden, crime/detective

October 11, 2020

Cover for DEAD IS NOT ENOUGHTony Bravo is the main guy in Dead is Not Enough, the second neo-noir mystery in the Tony Bravo series. A P.I. in the afternoon and a reluctant real estate agent in the morning, Bravo decides what is right and what is wrong in the dark world, and he doesn’t like to explain it to anybody. He likes women, but he usually ends up with the wacky ones who single him out for help. You might not relate to the cynic in him, yet you cannot deny he’s real.

In Dead is Not Enough, Bravo’s life is on the line when he takes on two high-stakes cases: a serial murder rampage that threatens an entire region, and a death threat to a superior court judge, who he has met on an online dating site. During the investigations, Bravo is knocked off-balance when he has to protect his fourteen-year-old daughter from his druggie ex-wife.

Available for Kindle on Amazon
Trade paperback available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

Burt Golden, M.S., has written the Amazon mystery best seller, Madness of March. This is his fourth novel. Earlier in his life, Golden coached a college basketball team that went to the NCAA tournament. He also was president of a West Coast outplacement company. Recently, Golden was inducted into the Roosevelt (Los Angeles) High School Hall of Fame, whose 46 members include two Ninth Circuit court judges, a Heisman Trophy winner, the owner of an NBA team, and a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

8 Oct meeting notes; 15 Oct reading list

October 8, 2020

8 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R. (a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), and Rosie.

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #oct15-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

LIT UP! OC and Muzeo present authors Ona Russell, Tanya Hutchison, and Quan Huynh in conversation with PFL’s own Maddie on Sunday, 18 October, at 1 p.m. Look for the registration link at https://muzeo.org/ or RSVP in the comments section of the Lit Up OC Facebook event to receive your link.

The next standalone LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 27 October on Facebook Live. Jonathan Maberry and Joe Ide are the featured authors. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

Joanne reports there’s a new bookstore in downtown Tustin: Arvida Book Company. They describe themselves as “a locally owned and operated independent bookshop that provides Orange County with a community hub and an intimate and eclectic collection of used and new books, gifts and locally made arts & crafts.” It’s located at 115 Main St. at El Camino Real, just a stone’s throw from Lit Up’s home at Bardot Bars & Coffee.

 

15 OCTOBER READING LIST

Glenda (10/8)
Joanne (10/1)
Leighanne (9/24)
Rosie (10/8)
Casey (10/8)
Lance (10/8)
Donna R. (10/8)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

Upcoming author events, October 2020

October 5, 2020

The following author events will take place online in October. Click on the venue links for more information and for registration or access codes.

BOOK CARNIVAL

  • Thursday, October 1, 6 p.m.: Tori Eldridge, The Ninja’s Blade (in conversation with Jennifer Chow)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m.: Rachel Howzell Hall, And Now She’s Gone
  • Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m.: Margaret Mizushima, Hanging Falls; Scott Graham, Mesa Verde Victim
  • Tuesday, October 13, 6 p.m.: David Rosenfelt, Silent Bite
  • Wednesday, October 21, 6 p.m.: P.J. Colando, The Jailbird’s Jackpot
  • Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.: Mary Anna Evens, Wrecked

HUNTINGTON BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

  • Thursday, October 8, 4 p.m.: Karin Crilly, The Blue Satin Nightgown
  • Thursday, October 22, 4 p.m.: Mary Anna Evans, Wrecked

MYSTERY INK

  • Saturday, October 10th, 4:00 p.m.: Mystery Ink Virtual Panel with Carlie Donlea, Kevin O’Brien, Lisa Black, Jen J. Danna, and Peter Colt

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA OC

  • Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m.: Megan Haskell and Greta Boris, “Discover Your Author Personality”

SISTERS-IN-CRIME OC

  • Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m.: Laurie Stevens, In Twilight’s Hush

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.: Karen Dionne, “6 Things I Learned from Writing My Breakout Book”

1 Oct meeting notes; 8 Oct reading list

October 1, 2020

1 OCTOBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Joanne, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), and Rosie (a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #oct08-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

8 OCTOBER READING LIST

Glenda (10/1)
Joanne (10/1)
Leighanne (9/24)
Rosie (10/1)
Lance (10/1)
Casey (10/1)
Donna R. (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

24 Sep meeting notes; 1 Oct reading list

September 24, 2020

24 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna (a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance, and Leighanne.

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #oct01-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The recording of Tuesday’s LIT UP! is now playing at https://www.facebook.com/litupoc. James Bartlett, Julia Bricklin, and Scott Decker read from their latest works and bantered with Maddie. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

 

1 OCTOBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/24)
Joanne (8/13)
Leighanne (9/24)
Rosie (9/17)
Lance (9/24)
Casey (9/24)
Donna R. (9/24)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

17 Sep meeting notes; 24 Sep reading list

September 17, 2020

17 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna, Lance (three chapters from Zrada), and Rosie (two revised chapters from The Lion and the Eagle).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #sep24-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 22 September on Facebook Live. The lineup:

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

 

24 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/10)
Joanne (8/13)
Leighanne (9/10)
Casey (9/17)
Donna R. (9/17)
Rosie (9/17)
Lance (9/17)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

10 Sep meeting notes; 17 Sep reading list

September 10, 2020

10 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance, Leighanne (!), and Rosie.

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #sep17-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 22 September on Facebook Live. James Bartlett, Julia Bricklin, and Scott Decker are the featured authors. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

 

17 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/10)
Joanne (8/13)
Rosie (9/10)
Lance (9/10)
Leighanne (9/10)
Casey (9/10)
Donna R. (9/10)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

3 Sep meeting notes; 10 Sep reading list

September 3, 2020

3 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Zrada), Rosie (two revised chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Donna R.’s long-anticipated return (welcome back!).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #sep10-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The 30 Aug Muzeo Open Book Series featuring LIT UP! OC was a success. Ed Aymar, S.A. Cosby, and Peppur Chambers discussed their work and their latest books, with Maddie moderating. The video replay is now available on Muzeo’s Facebook page (@muzeoanaheim). As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for upcoming programs and more details on the authors.

 

10 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (9/3)
Joanne (8/13)
Casey (9/3)
Donna R. (9/3)
Rosie (9/3)
Lance (9/3)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Leighanne (7/2)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

27 Aug meeting notes; 3 Sep reading list

August 27, 2020

27 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Zrada), and Rosie (a revised chapter from The Lion and the Eagle). (No, this is not a rerun, but it is deja vu.)

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #sep03-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next Muzeo Open Book Series featuring LIT UP! OC is on 30 Aug at 1 p.m. Go to the Zoom meeting page to register. The lineup:

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

 

3 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

Glenda (8/27)
Joanne (8/13)
Casey (8/27)
Rosie (8/27)
Lance (8/27)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Leighanne (7/2)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

20 Aug meeting notes; 27 Aug reading list

August 20, 2020

20 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Zrada), and Rosie (1.5 revised chapters from The Lion and the Eagle).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #aug27-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The replay of the 18 August LIT UP! is available on the @litupoc Facebook page. Hank Phillippi Ryan, Rachel Howzell Hall, and Fiona Davis read from their latest books and fielded Maddie’s questions with no casualties.

The next Museo Open Book Series featuring LIT UP! OC is on 30 Aug at 1 p.m. Go to the Zoom meeting page to register. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

27 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (8/20)
Joanne (8/13)
Casey (8/20)
Rosie (8/20)
Lance (8/20)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Leighanne (7/2)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

13 Aug meeting notes; 20 Aug reading list

August 13, 2020

13 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Glenda, Joanne, Lance (a chapter from Zrada), and Rosie (a revised chapter from The Lion and the Eagle).

News and Notes

Please put in your bids to read in the #aug20-meeting Slack channel by 8 p.m. Friday night. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The next meeting will start on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 6:30 p.m. on 18 August on Facebook Live. The lineup:

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

 

20 AUGUST READING LIST

Glenda (8/13)
Joanne (8/13)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Casey (8/13)
Rosie (8/13)
Lance (8/13)
Leighanne (7/2)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

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