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Authors and organizations...please post your upcoming events here for the members to view and enjoy.

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Suzy Witten (suzywitten) | 3 comments MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE
SUNDAY MARCH 14 7:00-9:00 p.m.

"Something terrible happened in SALEM VILLAGE in 1692 . . . but it isn’t what you think!"

An Evening of READINGS and Q&A
With Historical Novelist

DREAMATIC Voicing by Actors

Meet Salem Village and its inhabitants. Explore their dark household corners as if you are solving a crime. Let Suzy Witten, Richard Miro and Maureen Teefy expertly guide you through that infamous landscape to revelation!

THE AFFLICTED GIRLS presents a startling new theory of the Salem Village witch-hunt certain to put this 300-year-old unsettled mystery to rest. Part parable, part star-crossed romance, part supernatural venture, here is an intuitive human history—and inhuman—spun with a modern twist. (Visionary Historical Fiction from a Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Finalist. 456 pages. Published by DREAMWAND)

MYSTIC JOURNEY BOOKSTORE 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (310) 399-7070

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Keith Adams (keithadams_author) | 3 comments Keith Adams reading from his explosive memoir. @ Book Soup on Sunset Strip, Sep 2nd. Presentation will include excerpts, and discussion from and of his memoir, "Broken Whole".

Starts @ 7 p.m. and there'll be free refreshments (i.e. wine!) See

Described as ”...probably the most entertaining account of mania you'll ever read...”, this raw, inspirational, memoir shows a man approaching destruction in the pursuit of his wildest dreams. In 2006, Keith Adams, a tall, striking senior software professional, is in the midst of an immense, undiagnosed manic episode, cutting a swath through the swanky West side of LA, on the path to a diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

With its tale of luxury goods, spiritual discovery, thrust for glory, brilliant ideas, not so brilliant ideas, one impersonation of the Anti-Christ, fist-fights, arrest by the LAPD, it asks if the gleaming personality he became – now chained up by mood stabilizers – is the real self; and, if it isn’t, what is?

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA 90069

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David Phillips | 1 comments Author Eugene Panis will be at:

Sips Coffee Lincon Plaza
2995 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA

1-3pm signing copies

About the book:
Christopher is a twelve-year-old boy who has always had a fascination with Native American Indian Culture. His obsession haunts him with visions and dreams of the past, A sudden freak accident takes him on a Vision Quest, an unbelievable journey back in time where he discovers he was once an Indian named Yuma, Christopher as Yuma learns about the Native American concept of The Circle, and how all living things are connected, Yuma is also becoming a man, torn between his responsibility as a tribe leader and his passion as a healer, His special gift of visions leads him into an encounter with strangers and forbidden love with a woman named Rose. But when he foresees an attack on his village and images of Rose falling to her death, Yuma must find the courage to save his people and the woman he loves.

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Eric Muss-Barnes (ericmussbarnes) | 2 comments Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show
Sunday March 16, 2014 9:00AM - 4:00PM
50+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

1401 North Verdugo Rd
Gendale, CA 91208

9AM - 4:00PM
Admission: $5

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Eric Muss-Barnes (ericmussbarnes) | 2 comments

April 12 & 13, 2014

Spend a fun-filled weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 12 & 13 at USC. Get to know famous authors and celebrities, see culinary greats create their latest recipes, catch film screenings and live music, enjoy cultural entertainment and much more.

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Michael Hebler (mhebler) The historically famous Book Carnival Bookstore will host four incredible local authors for an evening of readings, Q&A, and signings from their most recent titles of mystery, sci-fi, horror, and suspense. The attending authors and their works will include:

Garrett Calcaterra, author of Umbral Visions – Twenty years after he left, Dedrick Hearne returns to the once opulent Victorian style mansion where he grew up-and where his childhood friend, Penny, disappeared without a trace. In each room of the labyrinthine mansion Dedrick finds answers to the puzzle, but at the cost of reliving the horrific childhood he has put behind him. The only way to save himself and find out what happened to Penny is to unlock the doors of his family's past.

Sarah M. Chen, contributing author to short story collections Death and the Detective and Little Sisters, Vol. 1 - Diverse detectives, a few PIs, some cops, some ex-cops, an insurance adjuster, ATF, a security guard, and a pair of Shadow Wolves--formidable Native American trackers who work with Homeland Security bring you double-crosses, revenge, things to prove, people just asking for it, and a couple of chances at redemption. All in crisp exciting prose.

Michael Hebler, author of Night of the Chupacabra and Curse of the Chupacabra - A story of one man's journey to reunite with his missing family, while the lethal creature that separated them, the mysterious and ravenous chupacabra, is never far behind. It is a unique combination of science fiction bloodshed with a more poignant tale of lost love set against a Western backdrop in the post-Civil War era. In book two, the extraordinary survivors continue to know no peace, as they are haunted by signs that the relentless creature remains on their trail.

Bruce McAllister, Hugo Award nominee and author of The Village Sang to the Sea - During the Cold War a 13-year-old American boy, Brad Lattimer, moves with his family to a fishing village in Northern Italy. It is no ordinary village. This is the village where Brad, too, will start to dream strange dreams and write his first stories; where, he will fall sick because the village's magic has a hold on him: It wants him to become something other than a boy--something that can never leave it--something it can have as its own forever.

For decades, Book Carnival has been a leader in Orange County book events by hosting honorable authors such as Dean Koontz, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell, and many, many others. Once again, they will hold this evening event at their store located in the City of Orange.


Location: Book Carnival Bookstore
Address: 348 S. Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92866
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Contact: /
(714) 538-3210 or Toll-Free (800) 963-9266 (714) 538-3273-FAX

message 8: by Liz (new)

Liz Donatelli (lizdonatelli) 4/10 BOOK'D IN BURBANK (Los Angeles) is a bookish social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of author readings and literary entertainment.

Details and ticket info are available via

Festivities include:

*Mystery, Humor, Romance & young adult (YA) readings by:

Holly West
Quinn Cummings
Rebekah R. Ganiere
Kim Gruenenfelder
Amy Tintera
Katie Alender

*stand-up comedy

*bookish giveaways

*mingling reception

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