Author Seeks to Inspire Women to Travel

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Nikki Duplisea
Nikki Duplisea

Laguna local Nikki Duplisea has written “Third Chance Love, 3,000 Miles of Chances to Find Love After 50,” a guide for older women.

“It’s about getting out and having fun and finding the right places to go if you’re over 50,” said Duplisea.

During her summers off while in college, Duplisea worked as a camp counselor, swim instructor and physical education director for the YMCA and Laguna Beach schools. Afterwards, she began travelling across the country setting up educational seminars along the way.

After marrying and raising her own children, Duplisea substituted as a recreational aide at Top of the World School. When a full time coach retired she spent the next 10 years as the elementary school physical education coach.

2 write stuff nikki High Resolution Front Cover_5938736  She resumed the travelling life after finding herself single again in her 40s. “I wanted to inspire women at this age to get out and do it, to take a chance,” she said.

The book, which will soon be available for Kindle and at Amazon, focuses on U.S. travel. Duplisea says her favorite stops are New Orleans and Hilton Head, S.C. “My favorite place internationally is New Zealand, she added “but maybe that’s another book.”












Former resident and bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker talks about his latest book, “Crazy Blood,” at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.2 write stuff Crazy Blood

Parker’s latest work of fiction revolves around a family dynasty and two brothers’ quest for supremacy and is set in the ski resort of Mammoth Lakes.



Celebrity Returns to Her Hometown

Reality television star Lauren Conrad returns to her home turf to speak and sign copies of “Lauren Conrad Celebrate” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.

2 write stuff LC CelebrateAdmission to the 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, event is $28.99 plus tax and includes a copy of the book.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the store on (949) 494-4779.




Ladies Who Lunch Share Their Favorite Reads

The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library hold their 12th annual Ladies Who Lunch and Read Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3 at 11 a.m.

The friends convene at Three Seventy Common, 370 Glenneyre St., for lunch, a raffle, sharing of books and a prize for the best hat.

Reservations can be made by sending a check, made payable to The Friends of the Library, for $65, to The Friends at 1310 Moorea Way, Laguna Beach. Or RSVP online at

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