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First Novel by Laguna Local Released

Roundfire Books will publish “Invisible Wounds” on Friday, Nov. 27, the first novel by Laguna local Dustin Beutin. A screenwriter, Beutin has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for his works “Bataan” and “Washington Fog...

Laguna Local Discusses Her New Book

Retired Laguna Beach teacher, Mary Minerman talks about her new book, The Spinster’s Guide to Dating, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 20. At this free event Minerman presents an unapologetic, politically incorrect, hypocritical, sometimes...

Authors Coming to Laguna

Local author Gordon McAlpine will discuss a new kind of femme fatale from his new book, “The Woman With the Blue Pencil” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. McAlpine is president of the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. The store’s...

Mystery Writer Visits Laguna

  New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George discusses her newest murder mystery at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. She wrote “A Banquet of Consequences.” There is no charge for this event.

Veterans Advocate Visits

    Author Joseph Bobrow will discuss “Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations,” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S.Coast Highway. Bobrow is the founding director of Coming Home Project, which provides programs to Iraq and...

Writers Group Begins a New Chapter

Third Street Writers invite the public to attend a presentation of original stories Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6-7:45 p.m  at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. Local writers will present creative fiction and non-fiction works on a variety of themes and subjects. Local...

Social Observer Analyzes Current Trends

Local author and UC Irvine professor John Dombrink discusses “The Twilight of Social Conservatism: American Culture Wars in the Obama Era,” at Laguna Beach Books Friday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Drawing on demographic research, political polls, contemporary media, and internet...

New Book Documents Life of the Canyon

“The Laguna Wilderness,” by local resident Ronald Chilcote, presents the beauty of the Laguna greenbelt in stunning full-page photographs and describes the history of activism and fights against development over the last five decades. The publication was sponsored by the Laguna...

Local Author Discusses New Crime Thriller

Solange Ritchie will discuss her new book, “The Burning Man,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.           The novel tells the story of an FBI expert seeking a serial killer; it is set in Orange County. Ritchie, who is also an...

A Double Treat Offered by Book Store

Local authors Kaira Rouda and Anita Hughes discuss their latest books at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Rouda will be discussing “Laguna Nights” and Hughes “Rome in Love.”

Teen Whisperer Releases New Book

Laguna local and former high school teacher Tyler Durman shares his insights using a comedic approach to storytelling in his new book, “Counterintuitive: What 4 Million Teens Wish We Knew.” Thousands of one-on-one conversations with teens has given Durman a window into their...

Shop Talk Over Noted Authors’ Latest Works

    Laguna Beach Books’ book club discusses author Jonathan Franzen latest work, “Freedom,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The following day, the shop hosts award-winning author Meg Waite Clayton, who shares insights from her latest book, “The...

Former Hometown Figures in Debut Novel

Former Laguna Beach police dispatcher Cori McGlothlin’s new book, “Falling Forward,” has launched on Amazon as an e-book under her pen name, Audrey Jane Andrews. McGlothlin, who left California and dispatching in 2010 when her daughter Gwendolyn was born, and now lives in Cary,...

Supporters Host Book Party

A book signing party will be held at the Top of the World home of Martha and Tom Davis, 2903 Mountain View Dr., Friday, July 10, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for Turner Simkins’ book, “Possibilities.” In the book, Simkins, Ms. Davis’ brother, tells the story of his son, Brennan, who...

Library Hosts Surf Buzz Series

Local resident Paul Holmes, author of “Hobie Master of Water, Wind and Waves,” will give a talk at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. Nursery owner and surfer Kevin Naughton on Wednesday, June 24, will speak about his new photo...