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Tag: "Laguna Beach Books"

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Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Derek Cressman, a candidate for Secretary of State and author of “The Recall’s Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics,” arrives in Laguna Beach on Friday, April 25. He’s here to sign his work at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Cressman, a former vice president of Common Cause, […]

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Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Memoir has been a hot ticket in publishing for over 20 years now, more often preferable to autobiography because of the intimate perspective in the telling. Rossandra White has just published her first memoir, which, like many memoirs, starts in the present and moves back and forth through the past. What’s to come remains to […]

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Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In his latest book, “Keeping the Faith Without a Religion,” spiritual guide and culture observer Roger Housden encourages readers to peel back layers of doctrine to perhaps uncover truths that resonate more with their personal experience. Author of the best-selling “Ten Poems to Change Your Life,” Housden has […]

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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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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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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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Bringing in the Season in the HIP District

Bringing in the Season in the HIP District

  HIP District merchants along Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon are bringing in the season with special events, catering services and holiday savings. Get into the spirit and experience the sanctuary of Laguna Nursery by joining Saif Eddin and friends on Friday, Dec. 20 for a Christmas Cabaret with music, bites and […]

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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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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 […]

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The Write Stuff 9/27/13

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 Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., which she owns with her […]

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The Write Stuff 9/20/13

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 some of the anthologies that he […]

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The Write Stuff 8/22/13

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 and exercises that have worked for people from all walks of […]

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The Write Stuff 7/26/13

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, family, and the roads not taken between […]

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Diving In to Laguna Past and Present

Diving In to Laguna Past and Present

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Skip Hellewell fell in love with Laguna Beach immediately. On a camping and surfing trip as a youth, Hellewell was awestruck with the beach community; there were people walking around town in their bathing suits. He slept on the beach. He learned to surf. He was so taken, […]