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

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, December 2019

December 5, 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 December:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m.: Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows; Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia
  • Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m.: Marcia Rosen & Jory Rosen, Gourmet Gangster: Mysteries & Menus by the Family
  • Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m.: Mike Befeler, The Front Wing; Jeri Westerson, The Daemon Device

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: Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing, “Our Journey as Independent Movie Producers,” 21 Dec 2019

December 5, 2019

SCWA logoThe 21 December Southern California Writers Association meeting features independent film producers Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing.

Travis Cluff and Chris Lofting independently co-wrote, co-directed, and co-produced the micro-budget horror file The Gallows for only $100,000. It grossed over $42 million! The Gallows Act II will be released by Lionsgate soon.

Their company, Tremendum Pictures, is a full-service production company for film, series, branded content, viral media, or design. Located in California’s Central Valley, the company utilizes unique and innovative solutions to create premium, original content on even the smallest of budgets.

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.

Romance Writers of America Orange County: The Men of Romance / Eddie Louise, 14 Dec 2019

December 5, 2019

Romance Writers of America logoThe 14 December Romance Writers of America – Orange County meeting will feature the Men of Romance and a presentation by author Eddie Louise on “Podcast to Page – Page to Podcast.”

The morning panel features four male romance authors: Caraway Carter, J.E. Duke, Al Reid, and LIT UP! alum Christopher Lentz.

Eddie Louise is head-writer of the hit Audio Drama Podcast, The Tales of Sage & Savant; author of the novel Transmigrations (The Tales of Sage & Savant Book One), published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing; and writer of the forthcoming picture book, There’s a Llama in My Soup.

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.

5 Dec meeting notes; 2 Jan reading list

December 5, 2019

5 DECEMBER MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended the last meeting of 2019: Burt, Casey, Lance (read two chapters from Zrada), Leslie P., Maddie, Rosie, and Sherry C. (read 1.5 chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time).

News and Notes

Our stats for 2019: average attendance was 9.9 people (now you know why some of us didn’t always seem all there), and we averaged 3.0 readings per meeting. Casey won the attendance sweepstakes with 42 appearances. Lance had the most readings with 20, followed by Rosie (18) and Casey (17).

The PFL Holiday Party will happen on Thursday, 12 December, from 7-9 p.m. at Marianna’s joint in Irvine. Besides eating and drinking, the entertainment will include readings of participant-written short stories (500-1000 words) set during Christmas Eve outside the U.S. Many thanks to Leslie for wrangling the food list.

Many thanks also to Sherry, who’s been compiling a contact list for all the PFL members.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 10 December 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 more details on the authors.

 

2 JANUARY READING LIST

Leighanne (11/21)
Leslie P. (12/5)
Burt (12/5)
Casey (12/5)
Glenda (11/21)
PJ (11/14)
Maddie (12/5)
Dana S. (11/14)
Dennis P. (11/14)
Marianna (11/21)
Rosie (12/5)
Sherry C. (12/5)
Lance (12/5)
Shari (10/24)
Joanne (10/24)
Lisa W. (10/24)

LIT UP! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 10 Dec 2019

December 5, 2019

LIT UP logoThe next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 10 December 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!

21 Nov meeting notes; 5 Dec reading list

November 22, 2019

21 NOVEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (read two chapters from Zrada), Leighanne, Leslie P., Marianna (read a revised first chapter from Red Snow), Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The days dwindle down to a precious few… the last PFL meeting of 2019 will be on 5 Dec.

Sherry is compiling a PFL contact list so we can contact (or cyber-stalk) each other. If you didn’t fill out a form this time, she’ll surely have more at the next meeting.

The PFL Holiday Party will happen on Thursday, 12 December, from 7-9 p.m. at Marianna’s joint in Irvine. Besides eating and drinking, the entertainment will include readings of participant-written short stories (500-1000 words) set during Christmas Eve outside the U.S. Leslie circulated a food signup list during the 21 November meeting and will do so again for the 5 Dec meeting.

The audience for the 19 November LIT UP! braved traffic and (gasp!) rain to hear readings from and interviews with Casey Pope, Dennis Phinney, and Christina Adams. Good work, all!

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 10 December 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 more details on the authors.

 

5 DECEMBER READING LIST

Leighanne (11/21)
Leslie P. (11/21)
Burt (11/14)
Casey (11/21)
Glenda (11/21)
PJ (11/14)
Sherry C. (11/21)
Maddie (11/14)
Dana S. (11/14)
Dennis P. (11/14)
Marianna (11/21)
Lance (11/21)
Rosie (11/21)
Shari (10/24)
Joanne (10/24)
Lisa W. (10/24)

14 Nov meeting notes; 21 Nov reading list

November 14, 2019

14 NOVEMBER MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt, Casey, Dana S. (read the first chapter of Bound by Firelight), Dennis P. (read a partial chapter from Winesburg Revisited), Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P., Maddie (read two revised chapters from Hit Me), Marianna, PJ, Rosie, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The days dwindle down to a precious few… the last PFL meetings of 2019 will be on 21 Nov and 5 Dec.

The PFL Holiday Party will happen on Thursday, 12 December, from 7-9 p.m. at Marianna’s joint. Besides eating and drinking, the entertainment will include readings of participant-written short stories (500-1000 words) set during Christmas Eve outside the U.S. A food signup list will circulate during the 21 Nov meeting.

Lance will be appearing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday, 15 Nov, with mystery writer and LIT UP! alum Anne Cleeland. He’ll also be at Book Carnival in Orange on Saturday, 16 Nov, with thriller writer Michael Niemann.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 19 November 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 more details on the authors.

 

21 NOVEMBER READING LIST

Leighanne (11/14)
Shari (10/24)
Leslie P. (11/14)
Burt (11/14)
Joanne (10/24)
Lisa W. (10/24)
Casey (11/14)
Glenda (10/24)
Marianna (11/14)
PJ (11/14)
Lance (11/14)
Rosie (11/14)
Sherry C. (11/14)
Maddie (11/14)
Dana S. (11/14)
Dennis P. (11/14)

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