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Next Meeting: Thursday, 26 OCTOBER 2017 at 6:30 PM

at Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road (at Irvine Blvd), Tustin, 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, October 2017

October 1, 2017

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following author events through the end of October:

  • Sunday, October 1, 4 p.m.: Brian Rogers, The Whole of the Moon
  • Sunday, October 8, 4 p.m.: Paul Freeman, Stop, Go, Murder
  • Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 p.m.: Lisi Harrison, The Dirty Book Club (launch party; The Sandpiper Lounge, 1183 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach; $25.99 with book)
  • Saturday, October 21, 5 p.m.: UCI MFA Reading Series
  • Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m.: Paul Kivel, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice (workshop; $24.99 with book)
  • Thursday, October 26, 5 p.m.: Alicia Rowe & Skipper Carrillo, Have a Home Run Day!

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

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Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, October 2017

October 1, 2017

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 October:

  • Thursday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.: Gabrielle Zevin, Young Jane Young
  • Friday, October 6, 2 p.m.: James R. Benn, The Devouring; Martin Limon, The Nine-Tailed Fox
  • Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.: Mark S. Bacon, Desert Kill Switch
  • Saturday, October 28, 2:00 p.m.: Wendall Thomas, Lost Luggage
  • Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.: Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth (at Casa de Lago, 1615 Lincoln Av., Orange) ($32 with book; $5 guest pass)

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.

28 Sep meeting notes; 5 Oct reading list

September 29, 2017

28 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Burt, Casey (read the first three chapters from Revolver), Donna (read a chapter from Running with Hounds… and an English Degree), JoAnne (read a short story, “Bubble Wrapped”), Lance, Leighanne, P.J., Rosie, Sarah K., Shari, and Steve J.

News and Notes

Burt shared copies of “34 Agents Looking for New Writers Now” from the October 2017 Writer’s Digest. Thanks, Burt!

The next LIT UP! will happen on 17 October at Kean Coffee in 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 OCTOBER READING LIST

Leighanne (9/28)
Glenda (9/14)
Burt (9/28)
Bob R. (9/21)
Sarah K. (9/28)
P.J. (9/28)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/28)
Jo (9/14)
Rosie (9/28)
Lance (9/28)
Steve J. (9/28)
JoAnne (9/28)
Donna (9/28)
Casey (9/28)
Lisa W. (8/31)
Marianna (8/24)

21 Sep meeting notes; 28 Sep reading list

September 27, 2017

21 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Four (!) people attended: Bob R., Casey, JoAnne, and Steve J. (read three chapters from ).

News and Notes

The 19 September LIT UP! was a success, with a capacity crowd listening to Chris Lentz, Kristen Mai Pham and Sandra Lopez. The next LIT UP! will happen on 17 October at Kean Coffee in Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

Maddie, Steve J. and Doug Lyle will be interviewed on 7 October by John Raab, CEO of Suspense Magazine. It’s not yet known whether this a live interview for radio or a recording for a podcast. More details later.

 

28 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (9/21)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (9/14)
Glenda (9/14)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (9/21)
Sarah K. (9/14)
Lisa W. (8/31)
P.J. (9/14)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/7)
Jo (9/14)
Casey (9/21)
Rosie (9/14)
Lance (9/14)
Steve J. (9/21)

14 Sep meeting notes; 21 Sep reading list

September 14, 2017

14 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read the opening chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Glenda, Jo, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, P.J, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sarah K.

News and Notes

The Southern California Writers Conference will happen 22-24 September at the Wyndham Irvine Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine. Full-conference registration is $375.

Lance will be the featured speaker for the 21 September Muzeo Open Book Author Series, at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. He’ll read from The Collection and talk about art crime. The event is free, but the museum would like you to RSVP.

The next LIT UP! will be on 19 September at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

  • Contemporary and historical romance writer Chris Lentz.
  • Inspriational author Kristen Mai Pham.
  • Writer of Latina YA Sandra Lopez.

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

 

21 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/31)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (9/14)
Glenda (9/14)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (8/31)
Sarah K. (9/14)
Lisa W. (8/31)
P.J. (9/14)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/7)
Jo (9/14)
Steve J. (9/7)
Casey (9/14)
Rosie (9/14)
Lance (9/14)

7 Sep meeting notes; 14 Sep reading list

September 8, 2017

7 SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo (read a revised query for Moonspell), Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, Shari (read a revised synopsis for Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

It’s All in the Story: California: An Anthology of Short Fiction, the SCWA short-story anthology, is now available for preorder on Amazon. The official launch will be at Book Carnival on 2 November.

The next LIT UP! will be on 19 September at Kean Coffee in 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.

 

14 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/31)
Casey (9/7)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (9/7)
Glenda (9/7)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (8/31)
Sarah K. (8/31)
Rosie (9/7)
Lisa W. (8/31)
P.J. (8/24)
Maddie (9/7)
Shari (9/7)
Lance (9/7)
Jo (9/7)
Steve J. (9/7)

31 Aug meeting notes; 7 Sep reading list

September 5, 2017

31 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Bob R., Casey, Glenda, JoAnne, Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie (read a revised chapter from Hit Me), Rosie, Sarah K. and Steve J. (read five chapters from ).

News and Notes

PJ will be the guest author at the Foothill Ranch Public Library for their “First Thursday Book Discussion and Guest Author Visit” on Thursday, 7 September, 10:30-12:00. The library is located at 27002 Cabriole Way, Foothill Ranch.

The next LIT UP! will be on 19 September at Kean Coffee in 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.

 

7 SEPTEMBER READING LIST

JoAnne (8/31)
Casey (8/31)
Donna (8/17)
Marianna (8/24)
Leighanne (8/31)
Glenda (8/31)
Burt (8/17)
Bob R. (8/31)
Sarah K. (8/31)
Shari (8/24)
Rosie (8/31)
Lance (8/17)
Lisa W. (8/31)
Jo (8/24)
P.J. (8/24)
Maddie (8/31)
Steve J. (8/31)

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