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Next Meeting: Thursday, 24 AUGUST 2017 at 6:30 PM

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

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, August 2017

July 28, 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 August:

  • Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m.: Jean Flowers, Addressed to Kill (launch party)
  • Sunday, August 6, 2:00 p.m.: Rhys Bowen, On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service
  • Sunday, August 20, 2:00 p.m.: Rick Campbell, Blackmail; Lisa Brackmann, Go-Between; Rachel Howzell Hall, City of Saviors
  • Sunday, August 27, 2:00 p.m.: T. Jefferson Parker, The Room of White Fire (venue TBD)

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.

Lit Up! A Conversation between OC Writers & Readers, 22 August 2017

July 26, 2017

LIT UP logo

The next LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 August at Kean Coffee, 13681 Newport Ave #14, Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up).

Three local 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!

20 July meeting notes; 27 July reading list

July 25, 2017

20 JULY MEETING NOTES

Seven people attended: Burt, Casey, JoAnne, Lance (read a chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Maddie (read a revised query for Hit Me), Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), and Sarah K.

News and Notes

The 18 July LIT UP! was another success, with readings by Nancy Klann-Moren, Dirk Sayers and Casey Pope. The next LIT UP! will be on 22 August at Kean Coffee in Tustin. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for more details on the authors.

 

27 JULY READING LIST

JoAnne (7/20)
Casey (7/20)
Sarah K. (7/20)
Shari (6/29)
Donna (7/6)
Jo (7/13)
Marianna (6/15)
Burt (7/20)
Bob R. (6/29)
Leighanne (7/13)
Steve J. (7/6)
Glenda (7/13)
Maddie (7/20)
Rosie (7/20)
Lance (7/20)

The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly, Casey Pope, contemporary fantasy

July 16, 2017

Cover for The Boy Who Couldn't Fly

Jack didn’t inherit any superpowers from his world-renowned superhero mom, and he is not happy about it. Obsessed with obtaining the powers that he feels have been wrongly denied him, Jack tries and fails at every turn to become a superhero. On top of that, it’s been foretold by Aunt Mags, a.k.a. the Oracle, that Jack is supposed to save the world, which he has no idea how to do without superpowers.

Meanwhile, he’s tormented by “V,” a self-professed nemesis, and also a mere mortal, who has aspirations of world domination with the help of super-villains and giant robots and an all-powerful weapon designed to eliminate any and all superheroes.

The survival of humanity hinges on whether Jack can get his faculties together before V ends the world. Maybe Jack can pull it off with an assist from his peeps, including: his sister, the sibling who actually inherited superpowers; the Japanese exchange student turned JumboPanda (a 175-feet tall hybrid of panda and dolphin); a former hate-sex buddy he met at work; and his ex-high-school-sweetheart who may hold the key to everything (or not).

The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly is a superhero story that’s not a superhero story, if that makes any sense. Even if it doesn’t, who cares! Live a little and take the wild ride!

Available for Kindle on Amazon US/AU/BR/CA/DE/ES/FR/IN/IT/JP/MX/NL/UK
Trade paperback available at Amazon US/BR/CA/DE/ES/FR/IN/IT/JP/MX/UK

 

Casey Pope writes novels in the mainstream/upmarket category, i.e., literary/commercial hybrid.

13 July meeting notes; 20 July reading list

July 15, 2017

13 JULY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt, Casey, Glenda, Jo, JoAnne, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, and Glenda’s guest, Hunter.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 18 July at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

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

The SCWA anthology California: It’s All in the Story will launch on 2 November at Book Carnival in Orange. Since six PFL members have stories included in the book, the regular PFL meeting will be canceled so everyone can help celebrate.

Casey’s The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly launched last week. Congratulations! Watch for the book post here.

 

20 JULY READING LIST

JoAnne (7/13)
Casey (7/13)
Maddie (7/13)
Sarah K. (7/6)
Shari (6/29)
Donna (7/6)
Jo (7/13)
Marianna (6/15)
Burt (7/13)
Bob R. (6/29)
Leighanne (7/13)
Steve J. (7/6)
Rosie (7/13)
Glenda (7/13)
Lance (7/13)
Lisa W. (5/25)

6 July meeting notes; 13 July reading list

July 9, 2017

6 JULY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Donna, Jo, Lance, Leighanne (read a chapter from The Karma List), Rosie (read two chapters from The Lion and the Eagle), Sarah K. and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 18 July 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.

 

13 JULY READING LIST

JoAnne (6/22)
Casey (7/6)
Maddie (6/1)
Sarah K. (7/6)
Shari (6/29)
Donna (7/6)
Jo (7/6)
Marianna (6/15)
Burt (7/6)
Lance (7/6)
Bob R. (6/29)
Leighanne (7/6)
Steve J. (7/6)
Rosie (7/6)
Glenda (5/4)
Lisa W. (5/25)

29 June meeting notes; 6 July reading list

June 30, 2017

29 JUNE MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Bob R. (read the first two chapters of The Bermuda Connection), Burt, Casey, Donna, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Rosie, Sarah K. and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 18 July 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.

 

6 JULY READING LIST

Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (6/22)
Casey (6/29)
Lisa W. (5/25)
Leighanne (6/29)
Maddie (6/1)
Sarah K. (6/29)
Shari (6/29)
Donna (6/29)
Jo (6/15)
Steve J. (6/8)
Marianna (6/15)
Burt (6/29)
Rosie (6/29)
Lance (6/29)
Bob R. (6/29)

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