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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...

The Write Stuff 10/25/13

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....

Write Stuff 10/4/13

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...

The Write Stuff 9/27/13

Author’s Debut Novel Receives Praise Local Laguna Beach author Suzanne Redfearn is receiving early praise for her debut novel, “Hush Little Baby” which will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Redfearn will celebrate by hosting launch party and book signing that evening 5-7 p.m. at...

The Write Stuff 9/20/13

Poets Elevate the Discussion at Laguna Books Laguna Beach Books welcomes local poets John Gardiner and Charles Redner to the store at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 1200 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 105. Gardiner will read from his new book, “Coyote Blues,” and Charles Redner will read from...

The Write Stuff 8/30/13

  Library Hosts Local Author   Thomas Osborne, local author and columnist for Laguna Beach Independent, will be at Laguna Beach Library on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He will answer questions and sign copies of his most recent work, “Pacific Eldorado,” which...
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The Write Stuff 8/22/13

Transformative Author Visits  Laguna Beach Books welcomes Sean Meshorer, author of “The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation” on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway. He book is based on the author’s seminar and includes dozens of stories, research...

The Write Stuff: Local Author Pens Book Based in Italy

 Laguna Beach Books welcomes local author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Lake Como,” on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. There will be no charge for the event. Hughes was born in Australia and has taught creative writing at The Branson School in Ross, Calif. She has lived in Dana...

The Write Stuff 8/9/13

Laguna Provides the Thrill Ride for Novel Local author Gary Paul Corcoran’s has written a new crime novel “South on Pacific Coast Highway,” which is set in Laguna Beach. “South on Pacific Coast Highway” published by Stargazer Press, is available as an e-book on Apple.  ...

The Write Stuff 7/26/13

Laguna Books Welcomes UCI Writing Program Director Laguna Beach Books welcomes Ron Carlson, author of “Return to Oakpine” to the store on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Carlson will be answering questions and reading from his new work, a look at friendship,...

The Write Stuff 7/12/13

John Wayne’s Son Joins Book Signing In support of Michael Goldman’s new book, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article,” the legendary actor’s son Ethan Wayne joins the author at a book signing event hosted by Laguna Beach Books at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. The...

The Write Stuff 6/14/13

Fabulous, 60 and Loving it  Laguna Beach resident Sam Dawson makes an appearance at 1 p.m. at the local library, Friday, June 21, to talk about her book “Broad Appeal,” 363 Glenneyre St. The book is a compilation of quotes that smashes stereotypes about older women and provides...

The Write Stuff 6/7/13

Losing Paradise On the Lam  Laguna Beach Books welcomes Andrew Lam, author of “Birds of Paradise Lost,” on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy Suite 105. This event is co-sponsored with the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, and will take place at the...

The Write Stuff 5/31/13

Poetry Winners To Be Announced The winners of the 15th Annual Poetry Contest will be announced at an event Saturday, June 1 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 362 Glenneyre St. More than 300 entries were taken for seven categories in this year’s contest.

The Write Stuff: Capturing Natural History in Open Spaces

By Peter A. Bowler Allan Schoenherr, author of “A Natural History of California”, has done it again!  In an elegant, magnificently illustrated treatment of Orange County open spaces, Schoenherr has brought forward basic ecological principles, applied them to local communities and...