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

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

14 Mar meeting notes; 21 Mar reading list

March 15, 2019

14 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda (read the beginning of a short story, “The Secret of Red”), Jo, Joanne, Lance, Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W., Maddie, PJ, and Sherry C. (read a prologue from The Chalice of Parichlock, and the first chapter of Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

LIT UP! alum Sarah Chen turned the tables and wrote a nice interview with Maddie on The Thrill Begins, one of the International Thriller Writers’ websites. Check it out.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 March 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 MARCH READING LIST

Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (3/14)
Maddie (3/14)
Joanne (3/14)
Marianna (3/7)
Lily (3/14)
Rosie (3/7)
Jo (3/14)
Lance (3/14)
Lisa W. (3/14)
PJ (3/14)
Glenda (3/14)
Casey (3/14)
Sherry C. (3/14)
Donna (1/31)
Shari (1/31)

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

March 9, 2019

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 March 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!

7 Mar meeting notes; 14 Mar reading list

March 7, 2019

7 MARCH MEETING NOTES

A bumper twelve people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo (read 1.5 revised chapters from Moonspell), Joanne, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W. (read two revised chapters from Roundabout), Marianna, Rosie, Sherry C., and potential new member Dennis P.

News and Notes

The Foothill Ranch Library is looking for authors to speak at its Writers Retreat on the first Saturday of each month. The speaker has the floor for half an hour to talk about any writing-related subject; s/he can stay afterwards to work with the writers or pound out some words. If you’re interested, contact Stella Carruth.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 March 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 MARCH READING LIST

Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (3/7)
Glenda (3/7)
Maddie (2/28)
Joanne (3/7)
Marianna (3/7)
Lily (3/7)
Casey (3/7)
Rosie (3/7)
Sherry C. (3/7)
Jo (3/7)
Lance (3/7)
Lisa W. (3/7)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Donna (1/31)

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, Mar 2019

March 1, 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 March:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.: David Freedland, The Pepper Tree
  • Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.: Edward Humes, Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime that Wasn’t
  • Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.: Diane DeMille, author; Larry Hardin, retired DEA agent; Jeff Pearce, private investigator; Randy Torgerson, private investigator; Path Of The Devil
  • Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m.: Anne Cleeland, Murder in Just Cause
  • Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.: Ed Fuller, Red Hotel
  • Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m.: John McMahon, The Good Detective
  • Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m.: R. Vincent Tibbets, The Concierge; Saryon Michael White, Roya Sands and the Bridge between Worlds

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.

SCWA: Dete Meserve, 16 Mar 2019

March 1, 2019

SCWA logoThe 16 March Southern California Writers Association meeting features bestselling author Dete Meserve.

Dete is the author of three novels, including the best-selling and multi-award-winning novel Good Sam, about the search for an anonymous Good Samaritan leaving $100,000 on Los Angeles doorsteps. The book has been adapted into an upcoming TV series by Wind Dancer Films . She is also a film and TV producer.

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, Mar 2019

March 1, 2019

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

  • Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m.: Robert Hunter, Relapse & Revival Tour

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.

28 Feb meeting notes; 7 Mar reading list

March 1, 2019

28 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Burt, Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Leighanne, Lily, Lisa W. (read two chapters from Roundabout), Maddie, Marianna, Rosie (read 1.5 chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

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

 

7 MARCH READING LIST

Jo (2/28)
PJ (1/31)
Shari (1/31)
Donna (1/31)
Burt (2/28)
Leighanne (2/28)
Glenda (2/28)
Maddie (2/28)
Joanne (2/21)
Lance (2/21)
Marianna (2/28)
Lily (2/28)
Lisa W. (2/28)
Casey (2/28)
Rosie (2/28)
Sherry C. (2/28)

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