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Next Meeting: Thursday, 29 AUGUST 2019 at 6:30 PM

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

Upcoming Author Events, Book Carnival, Orange, August 2019

August 2, 2019

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 3, 3 p.m.: Susan Elia MacNeal, The Prisoner in the Castle
  • Saturday, August 10, 2 p.m.: Lida Sideris, Murder: Double or Nothing; Tony Piazza, Murder in the Cards
  • Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m.: Robert Crais, A Dangerous Man ($28, includes book)
  • Saturday, August 17, 3 p.m.: T. Jefferson Parker, The Last Good Guy ($27, includes book)
  • Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m.: Del Howison, The Survival of Margaret Thomas

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.

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1 Aug meeting notes; 8 Aug reading list

August 2, 2019

1 AUGUST MEETING NOTES

Ten people attended: Casey (read the epilogue to The Ginormous Love Life of the Superhero’s Intern) (congratulations, Casey!), Joanne (read from her maybe-novel All Homes are Not Sweet), Lance, Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Rosie, Shari, Sherry C. (read two reworked chapters from Time’s Up for Father Time), and new member Dana S., a YA fantasy author who comes to us with a two-book deal in hand.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 20 August 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.

 

8 AUGUST READING LIST

Lisa W. (7/25)
Lily (8/1)
Burt (7/25)
Leslie P. (8/1)
Maddie (7/25)
Glenda (7/25)
PJ (6/27)
Dennis P. (7/25)
Marianna (7/18)
Leighanne (8/1)
Shari (8/1)
Rosie (8/1)
Lance (8/1)
Joanne (8/1)
Sherry C. (8/1)
Casey (8/1)
Dana S. (8/1)

Upcoming Author Events, Laguna Beach Books, August 2019

August 2, 2019

Laguna Beach Books signIndependent bookstore Laguna Beach Books will be hosting the following events this August:

  • Sunday, August 18, 4 p.m.: Jeff Gordinier, Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World ($26, includes copy of book)
  • Wednesday, August 21, 5 p.m.: T. Jefferson Parker, The Last Good Guy

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.

Upcoming Author Events, Mystery Ink Books, August 2019

August 2, 2019

Independent bookstore Mystery Ink will be hosting the following author events in August:

  • Saturday, August 24, 3 p.m.: Howard Michael Gould, Below the Line
  • Saturday, August 31, 2 p.m.: T. Jefferson Parker, The Last Good Guy

Events are free, but it would be nice if you bought a book. Mystery Ink is located at 8907 Warner Ave. #135 in Huntington Beach. Get more information on their website or Facebook page.

25 July meeting notes; 1 Aug reading list

July 28, 2019

25 JULY MEETING NOTES

Fourteen people attended: Burt, Casey (read two chapters from The Ginormous Love Life of the Superhero’s Intern), Dennis P., Glenda, Joanne, Lance (read a chapter from Chasing Clay), Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Lisa W., Maddie, Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), Shari, and Sherry C.

News and Notes

The 23 July LIT UP! was a success, with a near-capacity crowd hearing readings from Gayle Carline, Dirk Sayers, and Niloo Sarabi. As always, be sure to check the LIT UP Facebook page for details on past authors and upcoming programs.

 

1 AUGUST READING LIST

Lisa W. (7/25)
Lily (7/25)
Burt (7/25)
Leslie P. (7/25)
Maddie (7/25)
Glenda (7/25)
PJ (6/27)
Dennis P. (7/25)
Marianna (7/18)
Leighanne (7/25)
Joanne (7/25)
Sherry C. (7/25)
Shari (7/25)
Casey (7/25)
Rosie (7/25)
Lance (7/25)

18 July meeting notes; 25 July reading list

July 19, 2019

18 JULY MEETING NOTES

Nine people attended: Casey, Joanne (read a reworked chapter from “All Homes are Not Sweet”), Lance, Leighanne (read a chapter from The Karma List), Leslie P., Marianna, Rosie, Shari, and Sherry C. (read the finale of her short story, “The Chalice of Parichlock”).

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 July 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.

 

25 JULY READING LIST

Lisa W. (6/20)
Lily (7/11)
Burt (7/11)
Leslie P. (7/18)
Maddie (6/6)
Glenda (6/13)
PJ (6/27)
Dennis P. (6/20)
Casey (7/18)
Rosie (7/18)
Marianna (7/18)
Lance (7/18)
Leighanne (7/18)
Joanne (7/18)
Sherry C. (7/18)
Shari (7/18)

11 July meeting notes; 18 July reading list

July 11, 2019

11 JULY MEETING NOTES

Twelve people attended: Burt, Casey (read three chapters from The Ginormous Love Life of the Superhero’s Intern), Joanne, Lance (read half a chapter from Chasing Clay), Leighanne, Leslie P., Lily, Marianna (read a chapter from Magic Mushrooms), Rosie (read a chapter from The Lion and the Eagle), Sherry C., and two (!) potential new members, Dana S. and Priya.

News and Notes

The next LIT UP! is happening at 7:00 p.m. on 23 July 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.

 

18 JULY READING LIST

Leighanne (7/11)
Lisa W. (6/20)
Lily (7/11)
Burt (7/11)
Leslie P. (7/11)
Maddie (6/6)
Glenda (6/13)
PJ (6/27)
Dennis P. (6/20)
Joanne (7/11)
Sherry C. (7/11)
Casey (7/11)
Rosie (7/11)
Marianna (7/11)
Lance (7/11)

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