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Next Meeting: Thursday, 21 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

17 Jan meeting notes; 24 Jan reading list

January 18, 2019

17 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Six people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Joanne, Lance (read 1.25 chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Rosie, and Shari (read a revised chapter from Raised to Win).

News and Notes

PJ is hosting a launch party/birthday bash on Thursday, 7 February, at the Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson in Irvine. The launch party is for her new book, The Winner’s Circle; the birthday bash is for her. Check her website for more information.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 January 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

24 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (1/10)
Maddie (1/10)
Joanne (1/17)
Leighanne (1/17)
Rosie (1/17)
PJ (1/10)
Shari (1/17)
Casey (1/17)
Lance (1/17)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)

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10 Jan meeting notes; 17 Jan reading list

January 12, 2019

10 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

That’s more like it… seven people attended: Casey (read two chapters from Super Duper Love Story), Jo, Lance (read one full and two partial chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Maddie, PJ (read the first half of a short story, “Angel Investor”), and Shari.

News and Notes

PJ is hosting a launch party/birthday bash on Thursday, 7 February, at the Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson in Irvine. The launch party is for her new book, The Winner’s Circle; the birthday bash is for her. Check her website for more information.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 22 January 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 details on past authors and programs.

 

17 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (1/10)
Maddie (1/10)
Shari (1/10)
Donna (11/29)
Joanne (11/29)
Leighanne (1/10)
Rosie (12/6)
PJ (1/10)
Casey (1/10)
Lance (1/10)
Burt (11/8)

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, Jan 2019

January 3, 2019

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following event this January:

  • Sunday, January 27, 5 p.m.: Megan Griswold, The Book of Help

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.

3 Jan meeting notes; 10 Jan reading list

January 3, 2019

3 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Yes, we did have a meeting after a fashion. Three people attended the first meeting of 2019: Lance, Maddie, and potential newcomer Tricia. We’ll try again next week.

News and Notes

The PFL holiday party went well. Many thanks to Maddie, who lent us her Winchester Mystery House-sized cottage for the venue.

The final LIT UP! of 2018 on 18 December was well-attended, with an unexpectedly strong crowd hearing work by Belle Cliffe, Paul Charles, and Anne Cleeland. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past and upcoming authors and programs.

 

10 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (12/6)
Maddie (1/3)
Shari (12/6)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)
Joanne (11/29)
Leighanne (12/6)
Rosie (12/6)
PJ (11/29)
Casey (12/6)
Lance (1/3)

6 Dec meeting notes; 3 Jan reading list

December 6, 2018

6 DECEMBER MEETING NOTES

Six people attended the final meeting of 2018: Casey (read two chapters from “Super Duper Love Story”), Jo, Lance (read 1.5 chapters from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Rosie, and Shari.

News and Notes

The first PFL meeting of 2019 will be on 3 January.

The final LIT UP! of 2018 will happen at 7:00 p.m. on 18 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 details on past authors and programs.

The holiday party will start at 7:00 p.m. on 13 December at Maddie’s place in Mission Viejo. If you’re a PFL member, you should already have received an email with the 411 on the event.

Stats for 2018: We averaged 8.1 attendees and 2.8 readings per meeting. We had ten meetings with four readings, and one meeting with none (the same meeting with the year’s-low attendance of 4).

 

3 JANUARY READING LIST

Jo (12/6)
Maddie (11/15)
Shari (12/6)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)
Joanne (11/29)
Leighanne (12/6)
Rosie (12/6)
PJ (11/29)
Casey (12/6)
Lance (12/6)

29 Nov meeting notes; 6 Dec reading list

November 30, 2018

Seven people attended: Casey, Donna, Joanne (read part three of her short story, “Nights with the Men”), Lance, Leighanne (read a chapter from The Karma List), PJ (read a short story, “Sudden Impact”), and Rosie (read two revised chapters from On Thin Ice).

News and Notes

The 20 November LIT UP! was a success, with an unexpected four authors appearing. A near-capacity crowd heard PFL’s own Rosie de Guzman, Greta Boris, Pat Broeske, and Lani Kauten read from their works.

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 18 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 details on past authors and programs.

The last PFL meeting of 2018 will be on 6 December. The holiday party will start at 7:00 p.m. on 13 December at Maddie’s place in Mission Viejo. If you’re a PFL member, stand by for an email with the 411 on the event.

 

6 DECEMBER READING LIST

Jo (11/15)
Maddie (11/15)
Shari (11/15)
Donna (11/29)
Burt (11/8)
Joanne (11/29)
Casey (11/29)
Lance (11/29)
Leighanne (11/29)
Rosie (11/29)
PJ (11/29)
Glenda (10/11)
Steve J. (10/11)

15 Nov meeting notes; 29 Nov reading list

November 16, 2018

15 NOVEMBER MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Casey (read a chapter from Super Duper Love Story), Jo, Joanne (read part two of her short story, “God’s Hits and Misses with My Men”), Lance (read a revised chapter from Hot Pots), Leighanne, Maddie, Rosie, and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 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 details on past authors and programs.

We’re rapidly running out of year. The last PFL meetings for 2018 will be on 29 November and 6 December. The holiday party will start at 7:00 p.m. on 13 December at Maddie’s place in Mission Viejo. A food list circulated during this meeting; it will return on 29 November.

 

29 NOVEMBER READING LIST

Jo (11/15)
Maddie (11/15)
Leighanne (11/15)
Shari (11/15)
Donna (11/8)
Burt (11/8)
Rosie (11/15)
PJ (10/25)
Joanne (11/15)
Casey (11/15)
Lance (11/15)
Glenda (10/11)
Steve J. (10/11)

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