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Category: The Write Stuff

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Peace Dividend Yields Cold-Warrior Novel

Peace Dividend Yields Cold-Warrior Novel

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Stephen Ricker (also known as Len, the wine guy), is hosting a book launch and signing of his 450-page novel, “The Kaserne,” Sunday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m. at Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway Ricker worked in Europe for 14 years as a civilian Defense Department cold-warrior until 1989 […]

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The Write Stuff

Local Author Sets Romance Novel in Her Hometown Dana Point author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Monarch Beach,” visits Laguna Beach Books on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. The debut novel is about a woman’s journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life. The main character spends the […]

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M.F.K. Fisher: Finding Food and Love in Laguna

M.F.K. Fisher: Finding Food and Love in Laguna

Long before Julia Child and Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, or the countless other food writers of the last 50 years, M. F. K. Fisher blazed the path and published 30 essay collections, memoirs or translations of French epicureans. Generally acknowledged as the progenitor of food writing, Fisher (born Mary Frances Kennedy) established the […]

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The Write Stuff

Author’s Tale Examines Racism and Adoption By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Corie Skolnick starts her novel “Orfan” by foisting heart-breaking bad luck onto an innocent.  In the opening chapters, the character J.D., a mixed raced kid born to a Catholic teenager, is given up for adoption, only to have the loving couple […]

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The Write Stuff

Book Club Signs Up for ‘The Hunger Games’ A discussion group about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The book club is usually the third Wednesday of every month. For more info: visit www.lagunabeachbooks.com or call 949-494-4779.   […]

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Disciple Writes on Laughter’s Leaders    Jeffrey Briar, director of Laguna’s Laughter Yoga Institute, has published “Laughter Revolutionaries:  Making the World Safe for Hilarity.”  The book features interviews with Drs. Patch Adams, Madan Kataria and Gita Suraj-Narayan, as well as others in the field of therapeutic laughter.     Briar is a master trainer for […]

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The Write Stuff

Suspense Author Promises to Keep You on Edge   Timothy Korzep, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, will keep readers on edge in his new novel of suspense, “The Prophet’s Alibi.”   In the book, humanity watches as chaos surrounds the modern world, markets crumble, and society struggles with their unsure future.   The book is […]

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The Write Stuff

Local Couple Illustrate Sea Book   Laguna Beach residents Ret and Karen Talbot have been named co-author and illustrator in a book project about a coral reef fish indigenous to a remote Indonesian archipelago.   A fulltime freelance writer and photographer who frequently covers fisheries issues, Ret will embed with a scientific expedition travelling to […]

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The Write Stuff

Fiction in Laguna’s Streets   The action of “Under the Green Dome,” a new novel by Irvine’s M.P. Gareri, takes place in the streets of Laguna Beach.   According to the author, the book released on March 1 is humorous overall with political satire based on crazy politics in Laguna. It’s set in the late […]

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The Write Stuff

Authors Visiting Local Store   Laguna Beach Books will welcome Allene Symons, author of “Selling Your Book in Traditional (and New) Markets – From Bookstore Shelves to Selling Via the Internet,” on March 18 a 4 p.m. to the store at 1200 S. Coast Highway.   There is no charge for either event.   For […]

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Laguna Beach Books welcomes David R. Stoecklein, author of “Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea” to the store Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway.

He’ll be joined at the book signing and presentation Michael O’Connell, executive director of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.

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The Write Stuff

Latitude 33 Slashes Prices For a limited time only, Latitude 33 Bookshop is offering a 33 percent discount on all new books in stock. Stop by for first pick of the most lovingly selected inventory before the shop at 311 Ocean Avenue closes next month. Visit www.latitude33bookshop.com for more info.   Tunes & Tomes  Top […]

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The Write Stuff

 Trek Through Local Hiking Guide Find out about the best hikes near the Orange County coast and throughout the county while enjoying a day at the beach during Saturday’s, July 2 event at Crystal Cove State Park sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance. Laguna Beach resident Karin Klein, author of the county’s newest, updated hiking […]

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The Write Stuff

Paging Art Lovers for Book Signing  Laguna Beach Books welcomes local artist Ken Auster, author of “Intellect and Passion” to the store at 1200 S. Coast Highway on Sunday, June 12, at 4 p.m. where Auster will answer questions and sign copies of his book. Auster’s new coffee table book is a compilation of 15 […]

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The Write Stuff

Cyclist Peddles a New Book  Three-time Ironman finisher Amy Snyder’s journey on an annual cross-country bicycling race is the subject of a book that she will be signing June 4 at Latitude 33 Bookstore, 311 Ocean Ave, from 1-3 p.m.  In “Hell on Two Wheels: An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme […]