Top-Selling Author Explores High School Peer Pressure

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Kaira Rouda
Kaira Rouda

“The Goodbye Year,” written by Laguna local Kaira Rouda will be available in paperback and for the Kindle in May.

3 write stuff The Goodbye Year It is the dramatic story of family dysfunction, high school graduation and the impending bitterness of an empty nest.

Rouda is an award-winning author of contemporary romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart.








Writers Share Love Stories

The Third Street Writers led by Victoria Kertz invite all to the Suzi Q Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, when the writers will share original stories on the theme of Love and Other Tall Tales.

An open mic follows for sharing an original three-minute work of any genre. Light refreshments will be served.


Local Author Seeks to Inspire with First Book

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Laguna local Debra Oakland’s first book, “Change Your Movie, Change Your Life,” makes it debut Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Oakland is founder of Living in Courage Online, a support group for those experiencing life’s biggest challenges. After losing two children and two brothers over four years, her father also died from prostate cancer.

Oakland created the platform to offer a forum to share stories.

Debra Oakland
Debra Oakland



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