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SCWA: Jill Marr, “How to Get and Keep a Literary Agent,” 17 Sep 2016

August 26, 2016

SCWA logoThe 17 September Southern California Writers Association meeting features literary agent Jill Marr speaking on “How to Get and Keep a Literary Agent.”

Jill Marr, a literary agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, has a strong Internet and media background and nearly 15 years of publishing experience. After writing ad copy and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the “hook” and sell it.

The meeting takes place at the Claim Jumper restaurant on 18050 Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members ($30 with a reservation), and include a buffet lunch. Check the SCWA website for more information.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 20 Sep 2016

August 26, 2016

LIT UP logoThe next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 September at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three OC writers will present excerpts of their latest works and discuss their work, writing, and whatever else the audience wants to talk about. This month’s lineup:

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

25 Aug meeting notes; 1 Sep reading list

August 26, 2016

25 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey (read three chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Glenda, Jo (read a rewrite of Moonspell’s penultimate chapter), Lance, Maddie, Marianna (read a chapter from Truth Games), Rosie, Shari and Steve J.

News and Notes

On 29 August, Steve J. will be one of eight competitors in “Long Beach Searches For the Greatest Storyteller” at Malarkey’s Grill, 168 N. Marina Drive in Long Beach. Each performer must tell a six-minute true story. The action starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $12 at the door.

The 23 August LIT UP! was strongly attended by any measure, but especially so for a summer: ~36 people came to listen to authors Leonard Szymczak, Lisa Brackmann and Rachel Marks. The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

1 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Maddie (8/25)
Glenda (8/25)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (8/4)
Burt (8/11)
Shari (8/25)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (8/25)
Steve J. (8/25)
Lance (8/25)
Marianna (8/25)
Jo (8/25)
Casey (8/25)

18 Aug meeting notes; 25 Aug reading list

August 19, 2016

18 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey, Glenda, JoAnne, Lance (read two revised and one new chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Maddie, Rosie (read three chapters from On Thin Ice), Shari and Steve J. (read five chapters from Lamia).

News and Notes

Maddie brought goodies and cards to celebrate birthdays for Glenda and Lance (thanks!).

Lance conducted an impromptu focus group on cover options for his upcoming release The Collection.

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 August at Kean Coffee in Tustin. This month’s lineup:

You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

25 AUGUST READING LIST

JoAnne (8/18)
Maddie (8/18)
Glenda (8/18)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (8/4)
Burt (8/11)
Shari (8/18)
Marianna (8/4)
Jo (8/11)
Casey (8/18)
Mark H. (8/11)
Rosie (8/18)
Steve J. (8/18)
Lance (8/18)
Lynn H. (6/30)

Upcoming author events, Book Carnival, Orange, Aug-Sep 2016

August 13, 2016

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 September:

  • Saturday August 13, 2:00 p.m.: Nancy Cole Silverman, Without a Doubt; D. J. Adamson, Suppose; Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders
  • Sunday, August 21, 3:00 p.m.: Sandra Brown, Sting
  • Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m.: Mike Befeler, Court Trouble; Erin Huss, For Rent
  • Sunday, August 28, 3:00 p.m.: Margaret Coel, Winter’s Child
  • Saturday, September 10, 2:00 p.m.: Jane Haseldine, The Last Time She Saw Him; Jason Overstreet, The Striver’s Row Spy
  • Sunday, September 11, 2:00 p.m.: Alex Marwood, The Darkest Secret
  • Friday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.: Craig Johnson, An Obvious Fact (held at the Orange Public Library)

The events are free, 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.

11 Aug meeting notes; 18 Aug reading list

August 13, 2016

11 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey (read three chapters from World War Girl Soldier), Jo, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Maddie (briefly), Mark H. (read three chapters from Everything Beastly in this World), PJ, Rosie and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 August at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

18 AUGUST READING LIST

JoAnne (8/4)
Maddie (8/11)
Glenda (8/4)
PJ (8/11)
Donna (8/4)
Rosie (8/11)
Burt (8/11)
Shari (8/11)
Marianna (8/4)
Jo (8/11)
Steve J. (8/4)
Lance (8/11)
Casey (8/11)
Mark H. (8/11)
Lynn H. (6/30)

4 Aug meeting notes; 11 Aug reading list

August 7, 2016

4 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey (who ably moderated during Lance’s absence), Donna, Glenda, Jo (read the penultimate chapter of Moonspell), JoAnne, Maddie, Marianna (read a chapter from Truth Games), Mark H., Steve J. (read two chapters from Lamia), and potential new member Jason.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 August at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for more details.

 

11 AUGUST READING LIST

JoAnne (8/4)
Maddie (8/4)
Glenda (8/4)
PJ (7/28)
Donna (8/4)
Rosie (7/28)
Burt (7/21)
Shari (7/21)
Lance (7/28)
Casey (8/4)
Marianna (8/4)
Jo (8/4)
Steve J. (8/4)
Mark H. (8/4)
Lynn H. (6/30)

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