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Next Meeting: Thursday, 29 JUNE 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, June 2017

May 31, 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 June:

  • Saturday, June 3, 2:00 p.m.: Shari Lapena, The Couple Next Door; Lance Charnes, The Collection
  • Sunday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.: Diane Vallere, Cement Stilettos
  • Saturday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.: Marc Elsberg, Blackout
  • Sunday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.: Peter James, Need You Dead; Interviewed by T. Jefferson Parker (Venue TBD)
  • Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.: Tammy Kaehler, Kiss The Bricks; James Ziskin, Cast The First Stone
  • Thursday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.: Barry Lancet, The Spy Across The Table

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.

Muzeo Open Book Author Series: Peggy Constantine, 15 Jun 2017

May 26, 2017

Muzeo Museum & Cultural CenterThe 15 June Muzeo Open Book Author Series event will feature Peggy Constantine, the author of The Reluctant Volunteer, a story of personal growth and the power of love.

Peggy and her husband Tim enter Peace Corps training three weeks after their marriage. Peggy is immediately thrown into a state of depression and homesickness that only worsens as time goes on. Once in Brazil, culture shock exacerbates the situation. The outlook for the marriage and their Peace Corps service is grim until something unexpected happens.

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the monthly Open Book series at the Carnegie Gallery on 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but the museum asks you to RSVP.

25 May meeting notes; 1 June reading list

May 26, 2017

25 MAY MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Burt (read the first two chapters of a new but as-yet untitled Tony Bravo novel), Casey, Lance, Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie, Sarah K., Shari (read a revised chapter from Raised to Win) and Steve J. (read two chapters from ).

News and Notes

At the 23 May LIT UP!, another full house listened to authors Peter Dingus, Diana Pardee and Eric Peterson. The next LIT UP! will be on 20 June 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.

 

1 JUNE READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/25)
Jo (5/18)
Lisa W. (5/25)
Leighanne (5/25)
Maddie (5/25)
Sarah K. (5/25)
Rosie (5/25)
Lance (5/25)
Bob R. (5/18)
Burt (5/25)
Shari (5/25)
Steve J. (5/25)

18 May meeting notes; 25 May reading list

May 18, 2017

18 MAY MEETING NOTES

Eight people attended: Burt, Casey, Jo, Lance (read a chapter from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Rosie (read a chapter of The Lion and the Eagle) and Bob R.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May at Kean Coffee in Tustin. You can download posters here (1-up and 2-up). This month’s lineup:

  • Physicist and science-fiction author Peter Dingus.
  • Mystery writer  Eric Peterson.
  • Poet and short-story writer Diana Pardee.

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

 

25 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (5/18)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/18)
Shari (5/11)
Jo (5/18)
Lisa W. (5/18)
Leighanne (5/18)
Maddie (5/11)
Sarah K. (5/11)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/18)
Lance (5/18)
Bob R. (5/18)

11 May meeting notes; 18 May reading list

May 16, 2017

11 MAY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Burt, Casey, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read the first chapter of The Lion and the Eagle), Sarah K. and Shari.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May 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.

 

18 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (5/11)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/11)
Shari (5/11)
Jo (5/4)
Lisa W. (5/11)
Leighanne (5/11)
Maddie (5/11)
Sarah K. (5/11)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/11)
Lance (5/11)

4 May meeting notes; 11 May reading list

May 6, 2017

4 MAY MEETING NOTES

Eleven people attended: Casey, Glenda, Jo, Lance (read two chapters from Stealing Ghosts), Leighanne, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read a query letter for On Thin Ice), Sarah K. (read a short story, “The Queen”), Steve J. (read two revised chapters from ) and potential new member Bob R., who writes SF and thrillers.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! will be on 23 May 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.

 

11 MAY READING LIST

Donna (4/27)
Burt (4/27)
Glenda (5/4)
JoAnne (3/30)
Casey (5/4)
Shari (4/20)
Jo (5/4)
Marianna (2/23)
Lisa W. (5/4)
Leighanne (5/4)
Maddie (5/4)
Sarah K. (5/4)
Steve J. (5/4)
Rosie (5/4)
Lance (5/4)

Scott Turow, Mission Viejo, 6 Jun 2017

April 29, 2017

The Mission Viejo Public Library will host bestselling legal-thriller author Scott Turow on Tuesday, 6 June, at 7:00 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. The author will speak and sign copies of his latest book, Testimony. Admission will be $32 (the cost of the book). Check the library’s website for more details.

Check with Maddie for possible special access to this event.

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