READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: MARCH 6-17

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March 6, 2016 (San Diego) — Compliments of San Diego Write Way, here is an abundance of events for both readers and writers across San Diego County.

Readers

March 6 (Sunday, 5:30 to 7:00 pm) — Book Signing with artist Kelsey Montague. Adult Coloring Book What Lifts You?: Uplifting Designs To Color and Create.

She is a street artist and illustrator. Her work first became very popular in NY when Taylor Swift stood in front of her piece in downtown manhattan. Since that time Kelsey has been traveling the world creating winged murals, each tagged with a #whatliftsyou hashtag. That hashtag on Instagram has topped over 17,000 people.Her murals specifically invite people into a piece and then invite people to share their experience online. She believes that art should not be separated from the human experience. Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.

http://www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/book-signing-artist-kelsey-montague

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

March 6 (Sunday, 3:30 pm) — Author Glen Hirshberg signs his new book, Good Girls.

Still in college, Rebecca is the responsible one. She keeps her friends from getting too crazy though Human Curling is kind of out there. She s a safety valve for Joel, her foster father, and helps out at Halfmoon House, which he runs with his wife, Amanda Rebecca s foster mother, who makes sure her children able to protect themselves. To take care of themselves.

Mostly Rebecca takes care of everyone else. She works at the university s crisis center, doing whatever she can to help the troubled souls who call the hotline. Until the night he calls.

Jess has lost so much: her job, her home her daughter Natalie, no longer human thanks to the creature who called himself the Whistler. She tried desperately to save Natalie, but in the end, Jess herself pulled the trigger and killed her child.

Deep in mourning, Jess flees, with the remnants of her family: the man she loved, seriously injured; her infant grandson, somehow still innocent and pure. And Sophie. Natalie s best friend, Jess s almost-daughter, and a mother herself, though her son is dead. Sophie s alive but not alive half-mad, half vampire, half a person and Jess s responsibility.

The Whistler is hunting Jess. She killed his Mother and Natalie, who was his destiny. But he s not so single-minded that he can t have a little fun along the way, take what he needs from Rebecca s friends and family take Rebecca for his own. Fates collide in a small town where fear and love are two sides of the same coin and life and death lie far too close together.

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

 

March 9 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the bestselling author of Storm Runners and The Fallen, T. Jefferson Parker to discuss and sign his new novel Crazy Blood. Alongside Dick Francis and James Lee Burke, Parker is one of only three writers to be awarded the Edgar Award for Best Novel more than once.

The Carson dynasty rules the ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Founded by patriarch Adam, the town is the site of the Mammoth Cup ski race-a qualifier for the Olympics. But when Wylie Welborn, Adam's illegitimate grandson, returns after a stint in Afghanistan, it reopens a dark moment in Carson family history: the murder of Wylie's father by his jealous and very pregnant wife, Cynthia. Her son Sky, born while his mother was in prison, and Wylie are half-brothers. They inherit not only superb athletic skills but an enmity that threatens to play out in a lethal drama on one of the fastest and most perilous ski slopes in the world.

Three powerful and unusual women have central roles in this volatile family feud: Cynthia, bent on destroying Wylie; his mother Kathleen, determined to protect him; and April Holly, a beautiful celebrity snowboarder, on track to win Olympic Gold. But, as Wylie falls in love with April and they begin to imagine a life away from the violence that has shattered his family, history threatens to repeat itself and destroy them both.

Combining exquisite writing with breathtaking scenes of high stakes skiing, Crazy Blood is an unforgettable story of two brothers on a ruthless quest for supremacy.

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

 

March 10 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Authors Lisa Lutz and Alison Gaylin sign their new books.

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz: Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It s not the first time.

She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive s eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy and dangerous alliance is born.

It s "almost" impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret can she outrun her past?

What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin: On June 28, 1980, Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home . . . and instantly becomes a media sensation. For years, speculation swirls over the seventeen-year-old s motives. Convicted of the murder, she loses her youth and her freedom but keeps her secrets to herself.

Thirty years later and five years after her release from prison the past has come back to haunt Kelly. Her father-in-law, movie legend Sterling Marshall, is found in a pool of blood in his home in the Hollywood Hills dead from a shot to the head, just like his old friend John McFadden.

Once again, Kelly is suspected of the high profile murder. But this time, she s got some unexpected allies who believe she s innocent of both killings and want to help clear her name. But is she?

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

 

March 10 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the debut novelist Stephanie Storey to discuss Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Stephanie Storey is a writer and art fanatic. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and an MFA from Emerson College. She studied art in Italy and went on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. When not writing fiction and screenplays, she works as a television producer.

From 1501-1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.

Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving.

Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market—a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse.

Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius. Oil and Marble is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, and has entered with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters. The book is an art history thriller.

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

 

March 12 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Author Glen Erik Hamilton signs his new book, Hard Cold Winter.

Former Army Ranger and thief Van Shaw is thrust into danger as lethal and unpredictable as the war he left behind in this emotionally powerful and gritty follow up to the acclaimed Past Crimes.

When an old crony of Van Shaw s late grandfather calls in a favor, the recently-discharged Ranger embarks on a dangerous journey to the Olympic Mountains, in search of a missing girl tied to Van s own criminal past. What he finds instead is a brutal murder scene, including a victim from one of Seattle s most influential families.

But the dead bodies are only the start of Van s troubles. A fellow Ranger from Afghanistan turns up at Van s doorstep, seeking support from his former sergeant even as Van wrestles with his own reemerging symptoms of PTSD. The murder investigation leads to heavy pressure, with a billionaire businessman on one side and vicious gangsters on the other, each willing to play dirty to get what they want.

The price of his survival may be too high, demanding moral compromises that could destroy Van s relationship with his iron-willed girlfriend, Luce. And when a trusted friend s betrayal pushes him to the edge, Van has to enlist help from some unexpected places including someone he believed was lost forever.

The Ranger will need every ally he can get. A powerful, unseen player is about to unleash a firestorm on Seattle that will burn Van and his people to ashes and it will take a miracle to stop it.

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

 

March 12 (Saturday, 7:00 to 9;00 pm) — The Rollers. Are you a Beatles fan? Then join us for an evening with a dynamic group of young men who play tribute to The Beatles with covers of their most loved hits.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

March 13 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Authors Rachel A. Marks, Cindy Pon and Debra Driza sign their new books.

Darkness Fair by Rachel A. Marks: Against the backdrop of an ancient battle between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness, Aidan struggles to control the newly awakened and enigmatic powers that seem to be his only hope for rescuing Ava, his little sister, trapped somewhere beyond the Veil. As he gravitates to Kara, the beguiling and dangerously unstable girl who helped him realize his abilities, a terrible mistake of fate is revealed that points him back toward Rebecca, whose role is becoming more critical to the battle. And no matter what his heart wants, it might be too late to stop the pieces already in motion.

Without knowing the sacrifices that will be required of them, Aidan and his motley crew of friends each with their own role to play must face the demon threat head-on. They re the only ones keeping the growing army of Darkness at bay, and if they fail, the future of humanity could be lost.

Serpentine by Cindy Pon: Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming-of-age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she's a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.

Evolution by Debra Driza: The final book in the brilliantly paced "Extraction" series. About a fearless girl who wins escape from a brutal life only to find herself battling to save her planet from destruction.

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

 

March 13 (Sunday, 7:00 pm) — The San Diego Book Discussion Group discusses, 14 by Peter Clines.

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate's new apartment.

Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn't perfect, it's livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don't nag at him too much.

At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela's apartment. And Tim's. And Veek's.

Because every room in this old Los Angeles brownstone has a mystery or two. Mysteries that stretch back over a hundred years. Some of them are in plain sight. Some are behind locked doors. And all together these mysteries could mean the end of Nate and his friends. Or the end of everything...

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

 

March 13 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Denver McGarey author of The Indenture.

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

 

March 14 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — It’s urban fantasy at its finest when Patricia Briggs pays us a visit. Mercy is back in the latest installment of the Mercy Thompson series, Fire Touched. Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae. Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are available now with the purchase of Fire Touched from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets will be available for pick-up on March 8, starting at 10 am!  

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

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

 

March 14 (Monday, from 6:30-8:30 pm) —  Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present Irish Dinner Adventure with award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris at Hooley’s Irish Pub, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA. The event is ticketed at $40 per person and open to the public.

About the Event: Join us the week of St. Patrick’s Day for an Irish Dinner Adventure, a cheerful evening spent mingling among friends and author Kristina McMorris in a local Irish Pub. McMorris’s new book, Your Adventure includes a traditional Irish meal, drink, tax & gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Kristina McMorris is a highly accomplished woman who was recently named one of Portland’s “Forty Under 40” by The Business Journal. Prior to her writing career, Kristina hosted weekly TV shows beginning at age nine, including an Emmy® Award-winning program. She has written four novels, all met with raving reviews. She has also contributed to several anthologies, including Grand Central, and published a cookbook called Grandma Jean’s Rainy Day Recipes, which sparked the research that led to her first novel, Letters From Home.

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

 

March 16 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — New Alchemy Poetry Series Hosted by Seretta Martin and Fred Longworth. Join us for the New Alchemy Poetry Series, which features guest poet, Leon Anderson, as well as an open mic segment so you can read your poetry.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

March 16 (Wednesday,  7:00 pm) — Discussing Cocaine Blues by Kedrry Greenwood.

The monthly San Diego Book Discussion Group is facilitated by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection, Cocaine Blues. The first novel, which inspired television’s “Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries,” introduces the 1920’s heroine as Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for adventures in Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back.

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

 

March 16 (Wednesday,  7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author of Dreamland and a senior reporter at Reuters, David Randall to speak about and sign his book The King and Queen of Malibu.

The Malibu coast and the Pacific Coast Highway that traces it are American icons. Malibu’s sparkling blue waters and striking cliffs have attracted Hollywood stars and carefree surfers alike with the promise of sun-drenched days and endless summers. But few people know the story of how Malibu came to be established as a California paradise. In The King and Queen of Malibu reporter and bestselling author David Randall uncovers a tale of money and power, deceit and desperation, and ultimately of the modernization of the Golden State itself.

The story begins with Frederick Hastings Rindge, the sickly son of a Boston scion. After surviving the attacks of illness that plagued his childhood—and claimed the lives of his five siblings—Frederick attended Harvard and struck up friendships with the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst. But rather than rest on his privilege, Frederick wanted to be a self-made man. In the late nineteenth century, there was only one place for a man wanting to strike out on his own to go: Los Angeles.

The train tickets were cheap, and the opportunities were plentiful for any man who was prepared to weather the rough-and-tumble life of the barely settled territory. Though Frederick was a shrewd businessman, and quickly made his own fortune, perhaps the best decision he made as a young man was in his choice of partner. May Rindge, Frederick’s “queen,” had a far from regal upbringing. But her hardscrabble youth on an unyielding Michigan farm made her tough enough to claim—and to tame—the Rancho Malibu. Enchanted by the spectacular vista, the Rindges moved to Malibu in 1892.

Though life on the ranch was often difficult, with rocky terrain and violent weather, Frederick and May spent an idyllic decade there with their three children as Frederick built a business empire that spread from California to Boston to South America. And though he continued to suffer from bouts of illness, by 1905 Frederick had amassed a $700 million fortune and became famous for his philanthropy. However, the Rindge’s generosity had a limit: the Rindges refused to allow a road through Malibu so that settlers could travel across the coast. They would not open their paradise to the public.

Frederick’s perch among the country’s elite allowed him to keep angry settlers and the courts at bay for a time. But after his sudden death, his fortune was no longer enough to protect Malibu. The dawn of the automobile age in Los Angeles made the city mobile, and quality roads were necessary. May, now one of the wealthiest women in the country, was driven to the brink of madness by her desire to protect the ranch on which she had spent the best years of her life. She sank nearly her entire fortune into a fight that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, all to keep the government from erecting a public road through her land that would open the beauty of Malibu to the public. She became a pariah in the same community in which her husband had been loved and admired.

The King and Queen of Malibu is largely the story of May’s impassioned fight to save Malibu – or to keep it to herself. But it also tells the story of the era when the American frontier met the modern era head-on – from the gold rushes and economic promise that brought so many west to the wild early frontier days, to the urbanization sparked by the influx of new millionaires and the arrival of the film industry, to the suffering wrought by the Great Depression. As California’s culture and economy rapidly changed in the early twentieth century, May Rindge was a relic of the past, desperate to hold on to her memories. At the same time, Randall demonstrates, she was a strong, shrewd woman whose tactics saved much of the coastline from development, and ultimately she was responsible for bringing Hollywood celebrities into a paradise by the sea. Thanks to May’s willingness to sacrifice all of her fortune in the name of protecting it as she saw fit, the name Malibu now graces everything from Barbie dolls to family sedans and has become a byword for the good life.

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

 

March 17 (Thursday,  4:00 pm) — Robin Preiss Glasser is speaking and signing her books.

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

 

March 17 (Thursday,  7:30 pm) — The Watcher in the Wall is the fifth installment in Laukkanen’s thrilling series featuring Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere, agents of the joint BCA-FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in the Twin Cities. This time, the agents are after an Internet stalker who preys on suicidal teens through death chat forums. More victims will die by their own hand if Stevens and Windermere don’t put a stop to the psychopath’s reach. This is another fast-paced and emotionally-charged book that Sarah highly recommends for thriller fans.

Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens s daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate s suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing an online suicide club of unhappy teenagers, presided over by an anonymous presence who seems to be spurring them on. Soon, it becomes apparent that the classmate wasn t the first victim and won t be the last, either, unless they can hunt down this psychopath once and for all.

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

 

March 18 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Book Signing with Lee Andra Chergey. Memoir Make A ?Wish For Me: A Family's Recovery From Autism.

When LeeAndra Chergey is told that her son, Ryan, is no longer considered “normal,” she and her family are forced into a new way of handling the outside world. Together, Chergey’s family and a team of carefully chosen therapists put in years of hard work, and eventually teach Ryan to speak and express emotions. Through it all, Chergey follows her heart?and in the process, she learns that being “normal” is not nearly as important as providing your child with a life full of joy, love, and acceptance. Tender and candid, Make A Wish For Me is a story of accepting and tackling a disability stigmatized and misunderstood by society.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

March 18 (Friday,  7:30 pm) — Mystery lovers take heed: Rhys Bowen is coming! The New York Times-bestselling author of more than 30 books is the creator most recently of the Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy Mystery series, featuring mystery heroines set in the historical settings of Depression-era England and turn of the century America. According to Bowen, the idea for spunky, occasionally unwise Irish immigrant Molly Murphy came to her on a chance visit to Ellis Island. The debut novel in the series, Murphy’s Law, later won her the Agatha Award for Best Novel. In Time of Fog and Fire, Molly and her police captain husband Daniel are back. The new police commissioner wants him off the force, so when Daniel is offered an assignment from the head of the Secret Service he eagerly accepts. But when Molly learns he is across the country in San Francisco from a cryptic letter, she fears he may be in more danger than first believed.

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel s offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he s eager to accept. Molly can t draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where he ll be working. But when she spots him in San Francisco during a movie news segment, she starts to wonder if he s in even more danger than she had first believed. And then she receives a strange and cryptic letter from him, leading her to conclude that he wants her to join him in San Francisco. Molly knows that if Daniel s turning to her rather than John Wilkie or his contacts in the police force, something must have gone terribly wrong. What can she do for him that the police can t? Especially when she doesn t even know what his assignment is? Embarking on a cross-country journey with her young son, Molly can t fathom what s in store for her, but she knows it might be dangerous in fact, it might put all of their lives at risk.

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

 

March 18 (Friday,  7:30 pm) — Warwick’s and the University of San Diego with Words Alive present Amy Cuddy, Social Psychologist and TED Talk Presenter with Over 27 Million Views discussing and signing Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges.

Amy Cuddy is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School who studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people. Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Business Insider named Cuddy one of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World.” In 2014, the World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader, and she has also been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2015 Leadership Award. Presence has already been included in the Washington Post’s “Best Leadership Books of 2015,” Business Insider’s “20 of the Best Books by the Most Influential Thinkers in Business,” and Adam Grant’s “7 Books to Read This Fall.” Presence is a finalist for the 2016 Books for a Better Life Award for Psychology.

Presence teaches us how to use this science to become self-assured in life’s most challenging moments. The results are not just a change in mental outlook, but actual biological changes – our testosterone increases and our cortisol decreases, or more simply, our power increases as our fear decreases. We don’t just feel more powerful, we are more powerful. And when Dr. Cuddy talks about power, she doesn’t mean power over others, but power over yourself and the power to be yourself. Powerlessness prevents us from being present; it makes us self-absorbed, and impairs thought. Personal power protects us from negative emotions, rejection, stress, and even physical pain.

The University of San Diego's Joan B. Krok Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, IPJ Theater

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

 

March 19 (Saturday, 7:00 to 9;00 pm) — Stacey Murray  "Soul Songstress." Get ready to dance and sing and shout with joy!  Let the Soul Songstress rock your soul with jazz, rock, blues, and soul.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

 

March 19 (Saturday,  2:00 pm) — Publishers Weekly Senior Editor Rose Fox made Borderline a Staff Pick, noting in part: “The unreliable narrator is a favorite device of speculative fiction authors. Mishell Baker turns that concept on its head with the narrator of Borderline, creating a protagonist who is entirely aware of her own mind’s distortions and doing her very best to keep in touch with reality. Yes, she’s unreliable, but through her own narration of her disconnected moments, she convinces the reader that she can be trusted, at least as far as she trusts herself.

“The title refers both to the border between the human world and the world of magical creatures who are referred to as the fey, and to the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that Millie Roper drags around like a lead weight, wields like a weapon, and ponders like a puzzle.” Debut novelist Mishell is a graduate of the 2009 Clarion Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop and has served as Communications Director for the Clarion Foundation.

A cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in the first book of a new urban fantasy series from debut author Mishell Baker.

A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she s sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales.

For her first assignment, Millie is tasked with tracking down a missing movie star who also happens to be a nobleman of the Seelie Court. To find him, she ll have to smooth-talk Hollywood power players and uncover the surreal and sometimes terrifying truth behind the glamour of Tinseltown. But stronger forces than just her inner demons are sabotaging her progress, and if she fails to unravel the conspiracy behind the noble s disappearance, not only will she be out on the streets, but the shattering of a centuries-old peace could spark an all-out war between worlds. No pressure.

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

 

March 19 (Saturday,  12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Jennifer Gremillion author of Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina.

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

 

March 20 (Sunday,  2:00 pm) — Winnipeg author, dad, and computer guy Gerald Brandt’s debut near future SF thriller, The Courier, received praise from fellow Canadian SF author Robert J. Sawyer, who described it as a “a fast-paced cyberpunky story of a future Los Angeles with a kick-ass heroine you’ll never forget.” The Courier introduces San Angeles, a corporation-ruled a multi-level city stretching from San Francisco to the Mexican border, and motorcycle courier Kris Ballard. Some readers may recognize Gerald’s name from his contribution to the 2013 Prix Aurora Award winning anthology Blood & Water.

Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border a landwhere corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help.

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen.

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller a member of an underground resistance group only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out...."

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

 

March 20 (Sunday,  12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Ron Guth, author of 100 Greatest Women on Coins.

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

 

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

 

Writers

Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,

Contests, Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,

Contests and Authors Exhibits

http://SDWriteWay.org

(The website is temporarily out of order)

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SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES

For a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

 

OASIS CLASSES

For additional information go to https://www.oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA/Classes

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Enter SPJ's 2016 Contest

The 2016 SPJ San Diego-Area Journalism Competition and our SPJ Scholarship Competition is now accepting entries for work performed in calendar year 2015!

To enter, go to our website, http://www.spjsandiego.org/, and click on our Journalism Contest page along the left side. There you can read the contest Guidelines, How to Enter, Categories, and Frequently Asked Questions, then enter the contest and scholarship competition.

 

March 17 to April 14 — Classes at Osher Institute, SDSU. Osher. Kathi Diamant, a past speaker at SDW/EG, will teach “Editing and Critique” For more information go to http://www.NeverStopLearning/Osher.

 

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