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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 8/22/13

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 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,...

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...

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 5/17/13

Jefferson Makes Appearance  Laguna Beach Books welcomes former resident and mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker, author of “The Famous and the Dead” on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Highway. There is no charge for the event.

The Write Stuff 3/1/13

 Buddhism Reboots Laguna Beach Books is hosting author Timber Hawkeye, author of “Buddhist Boot Camp” on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. He will talk about his book and take questions. This is a free event. For more information contact Danielle Bauter at...