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Category: The Write Stuff

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Mystic Arts Hosts Local Author

Mystic Arts Hosts Local Author

Local author and founder of the Green Valentine’s Festival, Satyanna Chris Luken,  invites the public to a book-signing party for her latest work, “I-WE Imagine Wisdom Education,” at the Mystic Arts, 670 S. Coast Highway, on April 2 from 12-2 p.m. and 6 -8 p.m. The book-signing party includes free educational activities and introduces the […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Living With Corrections Stocks are closing the quarter down around 2% for March and breakeven for the year so far. After strong performance in 2013 following a good year in 2012, some loss of momentum is normal. The market’s uptrend has been under increasing pressure for weeks and it appears to be entering a correction. […]

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 Local Author Adds a Title

Local Author Adds a Title

“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.

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Music Producer Writes Tell-All

Music Producer Writes Tell-All

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. […]

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Keep it Wild with the Biologists

Keep it Wild with the Biologists

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 […]

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Pioneering AIDS Activist Shares Memoir

Pioneering AIDS Activist Shares Memoir

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 […]

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Local Author Spins the Color Wheel

Local Author Spins the Color Wheel

Local author and Laguna Beach Independent columnist Randy Kraft will read from and sign copies of her new book, “Colors of the Wheel,” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. Kraft also writes a book blog for OCinSite.com and her short play was staged last year at […]

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 Local Author Publishes Third Book

Local Author Publishes Third Book

“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, […]

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OCBookBlog Reviews 'Two Deserts'

OCBookBlog Reviews ‘Two Deserts’

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 […]

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Surf Icon Returns to the Home Break

Surf Icon Returns to the Home Break

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.

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New Book Touts the Town

New Book Touts the Town

        Helen Polins-Jones                   Sally Eastwood Brooks Street Books invites the public to meet Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, authors of the new book, “101 Things to Love About Laguna,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 4- 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. […]

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Diving Into an Underwater Jewel Box

Diving Into an Underwater Jewel Box

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 […]

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The Write Stuff 11/15/13

The Write Stuff 11/15/13

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 […]

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The Write Stuff 11/8/13

The Write Stuff 11/8/13

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 […]

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The Write Stuff 11/1/13

The Write Stuff 11/1/13

Author Revisits First Female Olympic Track Competitors Author Victoria Patterson, author of “The Peerless Four,” signs her sports work at Laguna Beach Books, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. Her is the world of the female athletes in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first games in which women were allowed to compete in track and […]