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 I-WE Summer Arts Program at Laguna Montessori, which runs July 7 through Aug. 8. Pre-school and programs for 6 to 9 year olds will be offered. Their older siblings will be invited to participate as well.

Autism Activist Makes Book Store Stop

Local autism activist W.M. Phillips, the author of “Embrace Unique: The Power of Hope, Humor, and Love on the Spectrum” will come to a free event at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway on April 6 at 4 p.m.

“Embrace Unique” helps reframe the idea that being different means being not good enough. Info: 949-494-4479 or

Take Tea with Mystery Writer Anne Perry

5 write stuff Death on Blackheath                  New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Perry discusses “Death on Blackheath,” at a British-style tea to be held the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.

Tickets for this 4 p.m. event April 8 are $40 and include a copy of the book and refreshments. Purchase at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, or online at







Local Author Tells His Story

Laguna local Gary Corcoran has self-published “The Trip Into Milky Way,” which described as “…historical fiction that is smart, political, inspiring and epic…a much anticipated journey that is well worth the trip!”

The book tells Corcoran’s coming of age tale set against the Vietnam War and fading idealism of the ‘60s. He invites readers to share their own tales at his website:  The book is available on Amazon.



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