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Local Author Pens Laguna Travel Guide

Where do you find the best burger in Laguna Beach? Where’s the best place to dial in live jazz? Where do locals order signature cocktails at happy hour prices? Author Diane Armitage provides the answers in “The Best of Laguna Beach: Residents’ and Travelers’ Guide.” She signs the...

Writing Coach Helps Authors Tap Their Source

Author Roger Housden will lead a one-day workshop, “Writing Wild:  Finding Your Life’s Deep Current,” on Saturday, April 18, in Laguna Beach. Using poetry and guided writing exercises, Housden will help participants tap into their own “current” and purpose. The 10 a.m. to 4:30...

Author Pulls Family’s Exile Into a Novel’s Backstory

Aline Ohanesian, of San Juan Capistrano, remembers her Armenian great-grandmother telling the story of their family’s dramatic exile from Turkey during the Armenian genocide. Using her own family history as a starting point, the author has written “Orhan’s Inheritance,” a novel...

Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and...

Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and...

Fashion Authority Struts Into Town

“America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, to discuss and sign his new book, “Models of Influence.” Tickets are $40 plus tax and include a copy of the book, which can...

Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure

  By Donna Furey | LB Indy When Katie Lang was 17 she learned that her dad spent his boyhood in Meiningen, Germany. Luckily for her father, Fred Lang, relatives in the U.S. paid for his fare to leave his homeland in 1934 as Jews then were forbidden from taking money out of...

Author Turns a Food Blog into a Platform

Food-labeling advocate Vani Hari, whose food blog is foodbabe.com, stops at Laguna Beach Books Thursday, Feb. 19 for a 6 p.m. talk, Q&A and book signing. The cost is $27 and a copy of Hari’s book, “The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Open Mic Night Returns to Laguna Beach Books

Wine, cheese and conversation at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, starts off an expanded version of a new open mic experience hosted at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Hosts Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman invite writers to read their work, three-minute stories, poems or...

Store Hosts Book Award Winner

Tim Wirkus, winner of the 2013 Quarterly West novella contest, will discuss and sign his debut novel, “City of Brick and Shadow,” at 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The 31-year-old author lives in Irvine and is working on his doctorate at...

Author and Wise Woman Brings Her Message Here

Grandmother Sharon McErlane, whose books incited an uprising among grandmothers, speaks at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. She is the author of “A Call to Power: The Grandmothers Speak,” and “Our Love is Our Power: Working with the Net of...

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of...

Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

New York-based author and former Orange County Register journalist Kira Peikoff will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, to discuss her second novel, “No Time to Die” at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3. The book was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House...

Looking at the American Dream

Matthew Thomas will discuss his debut novel “We are Not Ourselves” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts...

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing...