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Next Meeting: Thursday, 21 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, Feb 2019

February 15, 2019

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author event in February:

  • Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m. David Putnam, The Reckless

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.

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SCWA: Matthew Quirk, “Writing Thrillers: Is Truth Really Stranger Than Fiction?,” 16 Feb 2019

February 15, 2019

SCWA logoThe 16 February Southern California Writers Association meeting features Edgar-award finalist Matthew Quirk speaking about writing topical thrillers.

Matthew is the New York Times bestselling author of The 500, The Directive, Dead Man Switch, Cold Barrel Zero, and The Night Agent. He spent five years at The Atlantic magazine reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs before turning to fiction.

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.

14 Feb meeting notes; 21 Feb reading list

February 15, 2019

14 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey, Glenda (welcome back!), Jo, Joanne, Lance (read a revised chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne (read a chapter from The Karma List), Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and potential new member Lily.

News and Notes

Rosie has signed a representation contract with agent Katelyn Uplinger of the D4EO Agency. The deal includes her YA sports romance On Thin Ice and her alternative-history novel The Lion and the Eagle, both of which have been through the PFL mill. Congratulations, Rosie!

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 February 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.

 

21 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Jo (2/14)
Maddie (2/14)
Joanne (2/14)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Casey (2/14)
Donna (1/31)
Burt (1/31)
Lisa W. (2/14)
Leighanne (2/14)
Rosie (2/14)
Lance (2/14)
Glenda (2/14)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 19 February 2019

February 15, 2019

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The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 February in its new home 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).

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!

31 Jan meeting notes; 14 Feb reading list

February 2, 2019

31 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Eleven (!) people attended: Burt (welcome back!)(read 7 chapters from Shadows of Shadows, previously Blood on the Sun), Casey (read 1.5 chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), Jo, Lance, Leighanne, new member Lisa W., Maddie, PJ, Rosie, and Shari.

News and Notes

So as not to conflict with PJ’s launch party (see below), the 7 February PFL meeting will informally take place at 3415 Michelson in Irvine. There will be no readings.

PJ is hosting a launch party/birthday bash on Thursday, 7 February, at the Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson in Irvine. The launch party is for her new book, The Winner’s Circle; the birthday bash is for her. Check her website for more information.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 February 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.

 

14 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Jo (1/31)
Maddie (1/31)
Joanne (1/24)
Leighanne (1/31)
Rosie (1/31)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Lance (1/31)
Casey (1/31)
Donna (1/31)
Burt (1/31)
Lisa W. (1/31)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, Jan-Feb 2019

January 24, 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 February:

  • Sunday, January 27, 3 p.m.: Thomas Perry, The Burglar
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2 p.m.: Matthew Quirk, The Night Agent
  • Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m.: Eric Beetner, All The Way Down; Tom Pitts, 101; Gray Basnight, Flight Of The Fox; Samuel Gailey, The Guilt We Carry
  • Saturday, February 16, 2009, 12 p.m.: Gregg Hurwitz, Out Of The Dark (Orphan X)
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3 p.m.: David Putnam, The Reckless

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.

24 Jan meeting notes; 31 Jan reading list

January 24, 2019

24 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read 1.5 chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Jo, Joanne, Lance (read a chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Maddie, Shari, and potential new member Lisa W.

News and Notes

PJ is hosting a launch party/birthday bash on Thursday, 7 February, at the Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson in Irvine. The launch party is for her new book, The Winner’s Circle; the birthday bash is for her. Check her website for more information.

The 22 January LIT UP! was a success, with a robust crowd hearing readings from local authors Jeri Westerson, A.E. Wasserman, and Fred Klein.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 February 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.

 

31 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (1/24)
Maddie (1/24)
Joanne (1/24)
Leighanne (1/24)
Rosie (1/17)
PJ (1/10)
Shari (1/24)
Casey (1/24)
Lance (1/24)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)

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