READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: MARCH 28-APRIL 10

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March 27, 2016 (San Diego) -- Courtesy of San Diego Write Way, here are the latest literary events for readers and writers coming up across San Diego County.

Readers

March 28 (Monday,  7:00 pm) — Warwick’s and Words Alive present Bill Walton, NBA MVP, Hall of Famer, and Award-Winning Broadcaster discussing and signing Back From the Dead at: The Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla.

$29.16 — One admission and one copy of Back From the Dead

$39.16 — Two admission and one copy of Back From the Dead

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-walton-back-from-the-dead-tickets-22136419627.

This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.

In February 2008, Bill Walton suffered a catastrophic spinal collapse the culmination of a lifetime of injuries that left him unable to move. He spent three years on the floor of his house, eating his meals there and crawling to the bathroom, where he could barely hoist himself up onto the toilet. The excruciating pain and slow recovery tested Walton to the fullest. But with extraordinary patience, fortitude, determination, and sacrifice and pioneering surgery he recovered, and now shares his life story in this remarkable and unique memoir.

Walton grew up in San Diego in the 1950s and 1960s and was deeply influenced by the political and cultural upheavals of that period. Although he strongly identified with the cool people, particularly in music and politics, his greatest role model outside his family was super-straight UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, a thoughtful, rigorous mentor who seemed immune to the turmoil of the times. Although there was always tension and conflict between them, the two men would speak nearly every day for forty-three years, until Wooden's death at age ninety-nine.

Despite a lifelong stuttering affliction, Walton chose a career in broadcasting after his playing days ended. He eventually won an Emmy Award and other accolades for broadcasting and was recognized as a leading media pundit.

John Wooden once said that no greatness ever came without sacrifice. Nothing better illustrates this saying than the real story of Walton's life. In his own words, Back from the Dead shares this dramatic story, including his basketball and broadcasting careers, his many setbacks and rebounds, and his ultimate triumph as the toughest of champions.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

March 28 (Monday,  7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the author of Family Planning, Karan Mahajan for the launch of his newest novel, The Association of Small Bombs. Karan Mahajan was born in 1984 and grew up in New Delhi. A graduate of Stanford University, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

For readers of Mohsin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Arundhati Roy and Teju Cole, The Association of Small Bombs is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope.

When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb one of the many small bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys, to the devastation of their parents. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist whose own allegiances and beliefs are more malleable than Mansoor could imagine. Woven among the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the gripping tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland.

Karan Mahajan writes brilliantly about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving himself to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

March 29 (Tuesday,  7:30 pm)Sam Sykes has done many things worthy of note, most of them involving violence of one manner or another.  Amongst his feats of strength, he counts the following:

* Wrestling a Kodiak bear to the earth

* Defeating nine of ten prime ministers

* Founding, and later destroying, the East India Company

* The Renaissance

Those are most likely true, as Sam Sykes is not given to lying without cause.

Help support Sam in his chosen career as a professional liar by attending his Launch Party for The Mortal Tally, as adventurer Lenk and his companions depart the city of Cier’Djaal in the second in Sam’s epic fantasy series. Lenk’s previous adventures are collected in the June-release omnibus, An Affinity for Steel.

Cier'Djaal, once the crowning glory of the civilized world, has gone from a city to a battlefield and a battlefield to a graveyard. Foreign armies clash relentlessly on streets laden with the bodies of innocents caught in the crossfire. Cultists and thieves wage shadow wars, tribal armies foment outside the city's walls, and haughty aristocrats watch the world burn from on high.

As his companions struggle to keep the city from destroying itself, Lenk travels to the Forbidden East in search of the demon who caused it all. But even as he pursues Khoth-Kapira, dark whispers plague his thoughts. Khoth-Kapira promises him a world free of war where Lenk can put down his sword at last. And Lenk finds it hard not to listen. When gods are deaf, demons will speak.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

March 29 (Tuesday, from 12:00-2:00 pm) —  Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present OLLI at SDSU: Culture & Cuisine of China Lunch Edventure with San Diego author Raymond M. Wong at Chef Chin Restaurant, 4433 Convoy St., San Diego CA 92111. OLLI at SDSU Membership is required to attend this event and may be obtained for a nominal fee at the time of registration.

About the Event: Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culture & Cuisine of China Luncheon Edventure, featuring Wong, who will discuss I’m Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence, Ray’s memoir, which recounts how he came to accept and claim his Chinese identity. Event includes lunch, tax, gratuity, beverage, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Raymond M. Wong is a grateful husband and proud father of two. He earned the Eloise Klein Healy scholarship and the MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in USA Today, U-T San Diego, Chicken Soup for the Soul, San Diego Family, Small Print Magazine, Segue, and other publications.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

March 30 (Wednesday,  7:30 pm) — Penguin Teen is hitting the road and coming to MG! Join these fabulous five YA authors as they sign and discuss their latest books:

Alison Goodman has a new historical supernatural adventure series featuring Lady Helen in The Dark Days Club.

Alwyn Hamilton’s fantasy debut, Rebel of the Sands, received a starred Kirkus review about a female sharpshooter who is desperate to escape Dustwalk.

Rachel Hawkins writes the best-selling paranormal romance Hex Hall series and Rebel Belle trilogy, the latest being Miss Mayhem.

Sabaa Tahir is the author of the heart-pounding fantasy debut, The Ember in the Ashes, a New York Times bestseller and store favorite.

April Genevieve Tucholke’s latest book, Wink Poppy Midnight, is a gothic eerie tale about revenge, justice, and love. Fans can share their photos from the signing using #PenguinTeenOnTour and @MystGalaxyBooks!

For additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/penguin-teen-tour

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

March 31 (Thursday,  7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Helen Simonson to discuss and sign her second novel, The Summer Before the War.

When it was published in 2010, Helen Simonson’s debut novel Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand was an instant New York Times bestseller, beloved by readers and embraced by book clubs everywhere. Pettigrew was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and O: The Oprah Magazine and was called “thoroughly charming” by the Washington Post and “a beautiful little love story” by the New York Times Book Review. After five years of writing and research, Simonson returns with her highly anticipated second novel The Summer Before the War.

Set in her hometown of Rye, England, a place rich with literary history – Henry James, Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf all lived and worked nearby – the novel begins in the summer of 1914 when life in this sleepy seaside town is about to change. Agatha Kent, a sharp-witted force for progress is expecting the arrival of Beatrice Nash, the town’s first female Latin teacher. Meanwhile, Agatha’s nephews are plotting their futures: Daniel, the poet, dreams of publishing a literary journal in Paris and Hugh, the soon-to-be surgeon, has plans to marry his mentor’s beautiful daughter thus inheriting a lucrative practice. But everything changes when Hugh meets Beatrice at the train station. As in Pettigrew, the quintessential English town becomes the stage on which entrenched tradition, class, ignorance, family ties and love play out. And as World War I looms, the stakes for these characters become higher.

Simonson will tell you, “I think the whole world can be explained in a small town and I believe in the illuminating power of humor to explain and process the absurdities of war. Though I hope you’ll laugh and love with my characters in their Edwardian summer idyll, by the end of the book, I fully intend to break your heart.”

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

March 31 (Thursday,  7:30 pm) — Mysterious Galaxy is pleased to welcome Robert J. Sawyer for an evening of SF and psychopaths!. Quantum Night is the latest from the prolific Hugo and Nebula Award-winning SF author.  Experimental psychologist Chris Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Chris is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his own life – 20 years ago, when he himself committed heinous acts. In a starred review Publishers Weekly called Quantum Night “a fast-moving, mind-stretching exploration of the nature of personality and consciousness; it balances esoteric speculation with action and character.”

Experimental psychologist Chris Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Chris is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from twenty years previously – a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts. Chris is reunited with Kayla Huron, his forgotten girlfriend from his lost period and now a quantum physicist who has made a stunning discovery about the nature of human consciousness. As a rising tide of violence and hate sweeps across the globe, the psychologist and the physicist combine forces in a race against time to see if they can do the impossible – change human nature – before the entire world descends into darkness.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 3 (Sunday, 3:30 pm)Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz sign the new book, When You Give an Imp a Penny.

If you've ever given an imp a penny, then you know how outrageous things can get. If you haven't...consider yourself warned! In this vibrant new story from the writer and illustrator behind Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, a well-meaning imp needs one tiny favor. But sometimes even the smallest of good deeds can lead to huge accidents! When he tries to help you clean house, this clumsy imp will leave everything messier than ever. And once he's done burying his money bag for safekeeping, your yard might never be the same. With colorful illustrations right out of a fairy tale and a story that will get the whole family laughing, this book is a must-have for every lover of fantasy.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 4 (Monday, from 1:30-4:30 pm) —  Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present OLLI at SDSU: Wilderness Wolf Edventure with Alaskan Wilderness author Marybeth Holleman at the California Wolf Center, K Q Ranch Rd, Julian, CA 92036. OLLI at SDSU Membership is required to attend this event and may be obtained for a nominal fee at the time of registration.

About the Event: Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Wilderness Wolf Edventure, featuring Holleman, who will join us on an educational tour of this important animal center. Event includes a tour of the California Wolf Center, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Marybeth Holleman is co-author of Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal, author of the Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment. She has taught creative writing and women’s studies at various Alaskan Campuses, most frequently at the university of Alaska Anchorage.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

April 5 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Coronado Public Library for a Coronado Free Library Adventure with acclaimed Alaskan authors Marybeth Holleman, Deb Vanasse, Kaylene Johnson, & Debbie Clarke Moderow, at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118. The event is free and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join these four incredible women who have spent years of their lives living in Alaska, a state that boasts a wilderness unlike any other They have each been individually inspired by some aspect of the great Alaskan terrain. Their books reflect this influence in their various topics, from the Klondike Gold Rush to the National Park Service to wild wolves and dog sledding. Join Deb, Kaylene, Debbie, and Marybeth as they discuss and sign their incredible books and learn more about the great Alaskan wilderness, past & present.

About the Authors: Deb Vanasse is the author of sixteen books with six different presses. Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan is a long-time Alaskan who makes her home in Eagle River. Her award winning articles have appeared in Alaska magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Review and other publications. Debbie Clarke Moderow is the author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail. Marybeth Holleman is co-author of Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal, author of the Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

April 5 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard to discuss and sign her new novel, Under the Influence. Joyce Maynard is the author of eight previous novels, including To Die For, Labor Day, The Good Daughters, and four books of nonfiction. She lives in California.

The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a provocative, complex, and relentlessly gripping novel about emotional seduction and betrayal.

Under the Influence asks: Where do the boundaries of friendship lie? And at what point does generosity become a form of deadly manipulation?

When Helen meets Swift and Ava Havilland at an art gallery opening, her life is at an all-time low. A DUI conviction caused her to lose her driver's license and custody of her eight-year-old son, Oliver. Now she sees Ollie on Saturdays for bowling and laser tag and meals in fast-food restaurants, where his eyes stay glued to the screen of his portable gaming device. He hasn t forgiven his mother for messing up their life. She's got a dead-end job and goes on occasional dates, but spends most evenings at AA meetings. The Havillands change all that.

Ava and Swift are wealthy, charismatic philanthropists passionate animal lovers and passionate lovers of each other, it seems. Their art-filled home is the setting for frequent over-the-top parties. Nobody talks about why Ava's in a wheelchair, but her disability doesn t keep her from bestowing kindness on the homeless and the helpless, and devising elaborate save-the-world projects. Though Ava specializes in rescuing dogs, this time she decides to rescue Helen. We re going to give you a life, she announces.

The Havillands quickly become the center of Helen's world, as she takes on jobs for them and joins their glamorous inner circle dressing in Ava's hand-me-downs, entertaining the couple with stories of disastrous dates, cataloging their art collection, sharing meals and increasingly intimate confidences.

Then Helen meets Elliot a quiet, uncool accountant the Havillands dismiss as boring. Helen might be falling in love with him, but her new best friends disapprove and cause Helen to distrust her own heart.

Most compelling, for Helen, is what her friendship with the Havillands has meant to her relationship with her son. Ollie has fallen under Swift's spell; the lonely boy looks up to the larger-than-life man who treats him like a second son. And Swift has promised Helen the services of a high-powered attorney to help her regain custody.

Then tragedy strikes: Ollie witnesses a devastating accident at the Havillands lake house. Now Helen and Ollie must pay up for the generosity of Helen s new friends. Or pay dearly if they refuse.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 5 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Joe R. Landale signs the new book, Honky Tonk Samurai.

Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads. The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges.

One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 6 (Wednesday, 4:00 pm) — New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included.

Susan Verde grew up in a brownstone in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. She spent much of her time as a child clad in bell bottoms and rainbow suspenders. She currently lives in East Hampton, New York, amidst an explosion of Legos, art supplies, and picture books, with her twin boys Joshua and Gabriel, and her daughter Sophia. They are the constant inspiration for her writing.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 6 (Wednesday, from 9:00-11:00 am) —  Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present OLLI at SDSU: Striking it Rich Edventure with Alaskan author Deb Vanasse, at Mission Trails Regional Park, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119. OLLI at SDSU Membership is required to attend this event and may be obtained for a nominal fee at the time of registration.

About the Event: Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Striking it Rich Edventure, featuring Vanasse, a field trip to the great outdoors of San Diego to learn how to mine for gold, and uncover the mystery behind how the infamous Klondike Gold Rush may have really been sparked, as revealed in Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold. Event includes a gold panning tutorial and trial, tax, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Deb Vanasse is the author of sixteen books with six different presses. Vanasse is also founder of Running Fox Books, an independent press and author collective. A sought-after teacher and editor, she enjoys writing at her mountain home in Alaska.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

April 7 (Thursday, 12:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Kahala Travel for a National Parks Centennial Adventure with award-winning author Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan, at the Kahala Travel, 3838 Camino Del Rio N. Suite #300 San Diego, CA 92108. The event is free and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join Kaylene for this National Parks Centennial Adventure, where Kaylene will present on her book: her inspiration, the story, and the indispensable passion necessary for preserving the great parks of our country. Kahala Travel will also have itineraries and assistance ready for those who want to jump into planning their excursion to one of the 407 stunning parks in the nation. Your Adventure includes a presentation, book discussion, travel suggestions, lunch, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan is a long-time Alaskan who makes her home in Eagle River. She has found adventure on Mt. McKinley, the Chugach Mountains and as a wrangler and cook in the Brooks Range. Her award winning articles have appeared in Alaska magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Review and other publications.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

April 7 (Thursday, 7:00 pm)—  Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for an Alaskan Authors Free Library Adventure with acclaimed Alaskan authors Marybeth Holleman, Deb Vanasse, Kaylene Johnson, & Debbie Clarke Moderow, at the Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008. The event is free and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join these four incredible women who have spent years of their lives living in Alaska, a state that boasts a wilderness unlike any other They have each been individually inspired by some aspect of the great Alaskan terrain. Their books reflect this influence in their various topics, from the Klondike Gold Rush to the National Park Service to wild wolves and dog sledding. Join Deb, Kaylene, Debbie, and Marybeth as they discusses and sign their incredible books and learn more about the great Alaskan wilderness, past & present.

About the Authors: Deb Vanasse is the author of sixteen books with six different presses. Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan is a long-time Alaskan who makes her home in Eagle River. Her award winning articles have appeared in Alaska magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Review and other publications. Debbie Clarke Moderow is the author of Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail. Marybeth Holleman is co-author of Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal, author of the Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

April 7 (Thursday, 5:45 pm)David Brin signs the new book, Insistence of Vision in the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach.

What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin, a modern master of speculative fiction. Visit a chillingly plausible tomorrow, when prisoners may be sent to asteroidal gulags. Or might prisons vanish and felons roam, seeing only what society allows?

Suppose, amid lavish success, we gain the superpower to fly! Will we even appreciate it or will we find new reasons to complain? In "Mars Opposition," you'll experience an alien invasion like no other, confronting humanity with a stark and terrible choice followed by several more tales of conquest from beyond, each of them wildly different. On the other hand, might fantastically potent new beings emerge out of ourselves, as revealed in "Chrysalis ? Featuring guest appearances by Gregory Benford, Jules Verne, and Galileo, this adventure takes you beyond the very singularity in Stones of Significance, pondering what could happen after humans are like gods. And Reality Check asks one of you readers just one of you to wake up! Tomorrow awaits. We can face it and prevail.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 7 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Chris Guillebeau to discuss and sign his new book, Born for This. Chris Guillebeau is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit, and is creator and host of the annual World Domination Summit, a gathering of cultural creatives that attracts such speakers as Susan Cain, Brené Brown, and Gretchen Rubin.

Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they’ve won the career lottery – that by some stroke of luck or circumstance they’ve found the one thing they love so much that it doesn’t even feel like work, and yet they’re getting paid well to do it. 

In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There’s a method for finding your perfect job and Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of The $100 Start Up, has created a practical, actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks – whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.

But finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about finding your passion. Doing what you love is great, but if you aren’t earning a pay check, it’s a hobby, not a career. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that tap into their passions.  They have jobs where they can lose themselves in the flow of meaningful work for hours at a time.

This intersection of joy, money, and flow is key to what Guillebeau will help you find in this book: work perfectly suited to your unique interests, skills, and experiences. Whether by launching a side hustle that turns into a profitable business, “hacking” your dream position within a traditional job or organization, becoming a “DIY rock star” by fashioning an entirely new profession around your varied interests, or building your own mini empire as an entrepreneur, this book will show you how to find that one job or career that feels so right, it’s like you were born to do it.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 8 (Friday, 6:30 pm) —  Poetry & Art presents “Hosting the Hosts” for National Poetry Month.  San Diego author/host/organizers from local coffee shops, bookstores, libraries, bars and universities will read and perform their original work and discuss their projects.  This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle.  People’s Choice Poem Awards will be given out at the end of the night -- the audience chooses winners by secret ballot (see below for details).  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door.  The event takes place at the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.  Info: 619-957-3264.

 

April 8 (Friday, 4:00 pm) — Warwick’s presents Jonathan & Drew Scott hosts of HGTV's The Property Brothers signing their new book Dream Home. Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother.

The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout.

The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its.

Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 9 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Linda Thomas-Sundstrom signs the new book, Immortal Redeemed.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 9 (Saturday, 4:00 pm)Cinda Williams Chima signs the new book, Flamecaster.

Adrian sul Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn t know why she s being hunted, she knows that she can t get caught. Eventually, Ash s and Jenna s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 9 (Saturday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting former US Marine Platoon Commander Theresa Larson to discuss and sign her new memoir, Warrior. . Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In this inspiring memoir, a former female Marine platoon leader recalls the wars she has fought on the playing field, the battlefield, and inside her own soul revealing how overcoming the harrowing circumstances in her life helped her ultimately redefine what it means to be strong and what perfect really is.

Theresa Larson has lived multiple lives. At ten she was a caregiver to her dying mother. As an adolescent, an All-Star high school, college, and professional softball player. As a young adult, a fitness competition winner, beauty pageant contestant, and model. And as a grown woman, a high-achieving Lieutenant in the Marines, in charge of an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq.

Meanwhile, Theresa was battling bulimia nervosa, an internal struggle which ultimately cut short her military service when she was voluntarily evacuated from combat. Theresa s journey to wellness required the bravery to ask for help, to take care of herself first, and abandon the idea of perfect. In Warrior, she lays bare all of these lives in intimate and vivid detail, examining extremely personal and sometime painful moments and how, by finally accepting the help of others, she learned to make herself whole. From growing up in a log cabin outside Seattle to facing down the enemy in Iraq, Theresa s journey demonstrates that good health and happiness is a daily, intentional act that requires persistence and commitment.

Theresa hopes that through sharing her story, she will help inspire others to empower themselves, embrace their inner warrior and re-define strength. Startling and funny, terrifying and triumphant, heartbreaking and inspirational, Warrior is at heart a story of perseverance and success of a determined woman who is model for everyone struggling to conquer their own demons. Theresa shows that asking for help can be an act of courage, and that we are stronger than we think when faced with seemingly impossible odds.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 9 (Saturday)Bus Trip to Festival of Books: OASIS is offering a one-day trip to the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Bus pickups depart and deliver at Mission Valley, Escondido and Oceanside. Books, speakers, signings, music, and food vendors will abound. The cost is $62.00. Call the OASIS Travel Desk at (619) 881-6263 from 10 am to 3 pm or email Monica@SanDiegoOasis.org for more information.

 

April 9 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Author Scott Ezell will discuss his new book A Far Corner: Life and Art with the Open Circle Tribe at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com

In 2002, after living ten years in Asia, American poet and musician Scott Ezell used his advance from a local record company to move to Dulan, on Taiwan’s remote Pacific coast. He fell in with the Open Circle Tribe, a loose confederation of aboriginal woodcarvers, painters, and musicians who lived on the beach and cultivated a living connection with their indigenous heritage. Most members of the Open Circle Tribe belong to the Amis tribe, which is descended from Austronesian peoples that migrated from China thousands of years ago. As a “nonstate” people navigating the fraught politics of contemporary Taiwan, the Amis of the Open Circle Tribe exhibit, for Ezell, the best characteristics of life at the margins, striving to create art and to live autonomous, unorthodox lives. In Dulan, Ezell joined song circles and was invited on an extended hunting expedition; he weathered typhoons, had love affairs, and lost close friends. In A Far Corner Ezell draws on these experiences to explore issues on a more global scale, including the multiethnic nature of modern society, the geopolitical relationship between the United States, Taiwan, and China, and the impact of environmental degradation on indigenous populations. The result is a beautifully crafted and personal evocation of a sophisticated culture that is almost entirely unknown to Western readers.

“There’s magic in this brilliant, lyrical, and deeply informed ethnography. Ezell, happily, never gets in the way of the Austronesian artists, musicians, and craftsmen whose self-conscious recreation and performance of indigenous identity he has so closely and sympathetically observed. So much comprehension has rarely come with so much pleasure and satisfaction.” —James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University

“Reading Scott Ezell’s ‘A Far Corner’ I gradually became absorbed and actually delighted. Like true adventures this story is about something which, chances are, you will know nothing and consequently become pleasurably informed.”—Jim Harrison, author of "Returning to Earth"

“This is a marvelous journey into the worlds of indigenous peoples in the coastal, seaside mountains of Taiwan, pursuing their age-old habits in the backwaters of empires, Chinese and Japanese, old and modern. Ezell, a young American musician and poet, writes with fine story-telling skill.”—John Balaban, author of "Remembering Heaven's Face"

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

April 10 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program, Warwick's will be hosting Katie Kelley, author of Career Courage.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

 

April 10 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Tammy Kaehler signs the new book, Red Flags.

When Kate Reilly arrives in Long Beach, California, a week ahead of the Grand Prix, she s immediately plunged into a new social scene as well as a murder investigation. Her cousin Billy is found dead, with Kate s card in his pocket. The cops want to know why, and sponsors and race organizers anxious to keep racing s image clean want Kate to investigate. Doubting she can solve another murder, especially that of a relative she despised, Kate reluctantly agrees. At the same time, coaching a gorgeous and talented actress for a celebrity race brings Kate into the orbit of Hollywood s hottest bachelor. And then a local FBI agent takes notice of more than her driving and sleuthing skills. She goes from Sony Studios to Venice Beach and from Rodeo Drive to the Hollywood Hills, attending parties, power-shopping, and dodging unwelcome paparazzi.

Kate's ballooning media exposure generates national commentary, testing her composure and forcing her to get ahead of the stories whether critical or flattering. Kate s professional dreams are also coming true. The upcoming Grand Prix is her first race with a new sponsor that s also funding an IndyCar test drive and a ride in next year s Indy 500 along with future possibilities in NASCAR. The downside? New sponsor Frame Savings is owned by her family, and its management, outside of her long-estranged father, is unfriendly to her even rivalrous. Kate must stay on her toes as the Long Beach race weekend begins. She s negotiating the next steps in her career, driving two racecars and coaching a third, discovering more about the disreputable members of her father s family than she wanted to know, and juggling questions and suspects. On track, red flags fly to warn her of danger. Off track, Kate struggles to interpret warning signs and stay out of a killer s grasp.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 10 (Sunday, 4:00 pm)Margaret Dilloway signs the new book, Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters.

Twelve-year-old Xander discovers and learns to use the fantastic powers that are his birthright in order to save his father. Based on Japanese mythology.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon or at:

http://olin-thompson.com/books.html

 

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March 28 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — Memoir Publishing: San Diego Writers/Editors Guild is proud to present three local debut memoir writers in a panel discussion about what motivated them to write and the challenges and rewards in the process. Join us at the San Diego Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans Street San Diego, CA 92110.

Dennis Lynch, author of Shooting Saddam, has travelled extensively around the country filming documentaries, cable series, live events, and instructional programs for broadcast and corporate markets. When Dennis traveled to Iraq to cover the trials of Saddam Hussein, he already had considerable experience behind the camera with some of America’s most infamous cases. During his 38 years in film and television, Dennis and associated productions received numerous acknowledgements including the CINE Golden Eagle, Gold Cindy/IFPA, Angel and Halo, Film Advisory Board of Excellence, and Telly awards. Dennis Lynch graduated from Chapman University with a double major in English and Communications. www.dennislynch.net.

Leslie Johansen Nack grew up in Oceanside Harbor for a time, and in 1975 she and her two sisters and father left to sail around the world. She was featured in the San Diego Union Tribune as well as on Channels 7 and 10 on January 19, 1975 when her family sailed into the sunset. In her debut memoir, FOURTEEN, Leslie details her relationship with her demanding and overbearing father while coming of age in the mid-1970s without a mother to guide her. Leslie graduated UCLA with a BA in English literature. She is a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers and San Diego Writers Ink. She lives in San Diego and has two children with her husband of twenty-five years. http://www.lesliejohansennack.com/

Lauri Taylor spent four years investigating her mother’s murder in both the United States and Mexico, but before that she was a marketing and branding expert who worked with professional athletes and premium lifestyle brands. She worked with NBA professionals developing their unique brand identities through endorsement opportunities, speaking engagements, public appearances and philanthropic associations. Lauri has lived with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress and has become an advocate for shameless communication about mental health and the stigma of mental illness. The Accidental Truth is her first book. Lauri is a graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business, holding a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. She lives in Orange County, California and is the mother of two grown children. She is a member of the SMU Alumni Association, the Cox School of Business Alumni Association, and the National Charity League. http://www.lauri-taylor.com.

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March 30 (Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm)La Mesa Writing Group. For additional information, contact call Muriel Sandy at (619) 444-4015 or email murielsandy352@gmail.com.

 

April 3 (Sunday, 12:00pm to 3:00 pm) — The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

 

April 6 (Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm)La Mesa Writer's Group meets to read and critique each Wednesday. All genres are welcome. Please contact Muriel Sandy 619-444-4015. Look forward to hearing from you.

 

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