“When I Grow Up I Want to Be… a Firefighter!” is the latest addition to the series of books created by local author Kim Ressler. The series seeks to inspire by introducing young readers to people who serve their community through their vocations. The new title is now available at amazon.com. and other retailers.
Category: The Write Stuff
Laguna Beach Books welcomes Ken Caillat, author of “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 to the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive. Tickets for this event are $40 and include a copy of the book and refreshments. They can be purchased at kencaillat.brownpapertickets.com. […]
Join Bob Allen and Fred Roberts, renowned biologists and authors of “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains,” as they discuss and sign their new book at the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Feb. 12, 6- 8:30 p.m. Your book purchase supports Laguna Canyon Foundation, the organization that helps save […]
Sean Strub charts his remarkable life in “Body counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival,” which he will discuss and sign at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Strub is founder of POZ magazine, producer of the play “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me,” and the first […]
“The Hidden Lives of Librarians,” a novel by local author and community activist Bette Anderson, has recently been published by Publish Americas. The story reveals the behind-the-scenes lives of five librarians and the culture of a large Eastern school district. “I wrote the book in an effort to change the stereotype of librarians,” says Anderson, […]
By Randy Kraft Laguna writer Julie Brickman must be a very good writing teacher. At a book launch party recently at the home of Ed Kaufman and Karen Redding, she spoke eloquently about “interiority” in fiction, those moments when the inner thoughts and feelings of a character enhance or enlighten. Brickman said they have to […]
San Clemente’s Surfing Heritage and Culture Center hosts a book launch on Saturday, Dec. 7, for author Paul Holmes as well as his subject, former Laguna Beach resident Hobie Alter. Holmes’ work, “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves,” will be available at the event, 110 Calle Iglesias, in San Clemente, 5-9 p.m.
Local resident Beverly Factor’s luscious underwater photos debut in her newest book, “Seaduction, the Sensuous Side of the Sea.” Factor captures nature’s complexity with images that display patterns textures and movement. The 176-page, $60 coffee table book’s forward is written by Jean-Michael Cousteau and is available on her website. Local Author Receives […]
LBB Book Club Reads ‘Hologram for a King’ On November 20 The Laguna Beach Books book club discusses “Hologram for a King” by Dave Eggers for its November meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Refreshments will be served. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, December […]
Recounting County History With a Modern Perspective Tustin resident Phil Brigandi’s “Orange County Chronicles” looks beyond the county’s popular image of beautiful people in beach cities to the often overlooked workaday lives in Anaheim, the barrios of Santa Ana, townhouse living in Brea and the diverse communities of Little Saigon, Little Texas, Los Rios, La […]
Book Blooms With Local Flora The latest publication from Laguna Wilderness Press is “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains” by Robert L. Allen and Fred M. Roberts, Jr. Wilderness Press is “Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains” by Robert L. Allen and Fred M. Roberts, Jr. Laguna Wilderness Press is a non-profit press […]
Christian Author Opens Up to Oprah Controversial Christian author, former megachurch pastor and Laguna Beach resident Rob Bell sits down with Oprah Winfrey on her spirituality-themed “Super Soul Sunday” program. Bell’s latest book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About God,” has been listed as the first recommended title in “Oprah’s Super Soulful Book of […]