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Next Meeting: Thursday, 20 FEBRUARY 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

SCWA: Raymond Obstfeld, 15 Feb 2020

February 14, 2020

SCWA logoThe 15 February Southern California Writers Association meeting features bestselling author Raymond Obstfeld.

Raymond Obstfeld is a multi-time NY Times Bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels. His works cross genres from crime fiction, to YA fiction, black history, essays and thought, television, film, and much more. Raymond has probably helped, taught, and inspired countless writers become writers with his week-long seminars, ongoing classes, and summer-long literary sojourns to Cambridge University in England. Raymond is a recognized expert on theme, plot, setting, and character, and is a regular writer in the green room for the TV show Veronica Mars.

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.

13 Feb meeting notes; 20 Feb reading list

February 14, 2020

13 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey, Joanne, Lance (read a chapter from Zrada), Leighanne, Leslie P., Maddie, Marianna, Rosie (read a chapter from The Bear and the Rising Sun), and Sherry C. (read 1.5 chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

The special romance-themed installment of LIT UP! on 11 Feb was a great success. Three local erotic romance authors (Caitlyn O’Leary, Louisa Bacio, and Sabrina Sol) read from their works and discussed them and the genre with the audience. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for the next event date and more details on the authors.

Speaking of LIT UP!… Maddie, the driving light behind LIT UP!, is now an internet radio star. She hosts Character Floss, “an entertaining deep dive into compelling characters and the authors who create them.” Current podcast episodes include interviews with Matt Coyle, D.P. Lyle, and S.A. Lelchuk. You can get more info on the Character Floss Facebook page; episodes are available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, and various other outlets.

 

20 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (2/13)
Marianna (2/13)
Burt (2/6)
PJ (1/23)
Dana S. (1/23)
Shari (2/6)
Joanne (2/13)
Leslie P. (2/13)
Casey (2/13)
Dennis P. (2/6)
Rosie (2/13)
Lance (2/13)
Sherry C. (2/13)
Maddie (2/13)
Glenda (1/2)

6 Feb meeting notes; 13 Feb reading list

February 7, 2020

6 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Dennis P., Joanne, Lance (read a chapter from Zrada), Leslie P., Shari, Sherry C. (read the ending of her short story “Phaeton of the Opry”), and potential new member Karen W.

News and Notes

A romance-themed installment of LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 11 February at Bardot Bars & Coffee, 662 El Camino Real, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Three featured local romance 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.

 

13 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (1/30)
Glenda (1/2)
Marianna (1/23)
Burt (2/6)
PJ (1/23)
Dana S. (1/23)
Shari (2/6)
Joanne (2/6)
Leslie P. (2/6)
Casey (2/6)
Dennis P. (2/6)
Rosie (1/30)
Lance (2/6)
Sherry C. (2/6)
Maddie (12/5)

Romance Writers of America Orange County: Steena Holmes, 8 Feb 2020

February 5, 2020

Romance Writers of America logoThe 8 February Romance Writers of America – Orange County meeting will feature a “Beginnings Workshop” and motivational talk by award-winning author Steena Holmes.

With two million copies of her titles sold worldwide, Steena Holmes was named in the “Top 20 Women Authors to Read in 2015” by Good Housekeeping. She continues to write books that deal with issues that touch parents’ hearts, whether it is through her contemporary fiction or psychological suspense novels.

RWA-OC meets monthly at the Juniper and Cypress rooms on the CSU Fullerton campus. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with “Ask the Author”; the afternoon program begins at 12:15. Guest admission is $15 for the first meeting. Check the website for maps, more events, and membership information.

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 11 February 2020

February 1, 2020

LIT UP logoA romance-themed installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 11 February 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 romance 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!

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, February 2020

February 1, 2020

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:

  • Saturday, February 1, 2 p.m.: Ann Parker, Mortal Music; Margaret Dumas, Murder at the Palace
  • Sunday, February 2, 3 p.m.: Allison Brennan (in conversation with Wendy Heard), The Third to Die
  • Saturday, February 8, 2 p.m.: David Putnam, The Heartless
  • Sunday, February 9, 3 p.m.: Joe Ide, Hi Five
  • Saturday, February 22, 2 p.m.: Gregg Hurwitz, Into the Fire
  • Sunday, February 23, 3 p.m.: Colleen Adair Fliedner, In the Shadow of War; Anne Moose, Arkansas Summer

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, February 2020

February 1, 2020

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

  • Saturday, February 1, 2 p.m.: Thomas Perry, A Small Town; Jo Perry, Everything Happens
  • Saturday, February 8, 2 p.m.: Chris Hauty, Deep State
  • Saturday, February 15, 2 p.m.: David Putnam, The Heartless

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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