Author’s Debut Novel Receives Praise
Redfearn will celebrate by hosting launch party and book signing that evening 5-7 p.m. at Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., which she owns with her husband Cary.
RT Book Reviews magazine gave “Hush Little Baby” its highest ranking and chose it as a top pick for the month, along with two other upcoming releases by blockbuster authors Wally Lamb (“She’s Come Undone, I Know this Much is True”) and Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love”).
Laguna Beach Books hosts a reading, discussion and signing with Redfearn on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.
The author will be have a reading and discussion, co-hosted with author and former Laguna resident T. Jefferson Parker at Scape Gallery, 2859 E. Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar at 7 p.m.
Beach Books Hosts Two Author Readings
Laguna Beach Books welcomes New York Times-bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund, on Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Naslund will read an excerpt from her ninth book “The Fountain of St. James Court,” answer questions, and sign books.
Author Peggy Hesketh reads an excerpt from “Telling the Bees,” answers questions and sign copies on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m.
Both store events are at 1200 S. Coast Highway.
Locals Venture into Children’s Lit
The age-old question “what do you want to be when you grow up” may be applicable to any age group, however Laguna Beach entrepreneur, Barron Ressler, has his sights set on a younger crowd with aspirations of a wide range of vocations.
His newly released children’s book series, “When I Grow Up I Want To Be…” features vocations many children dream about – a fire fighter, a teacher, a soldier, a doctor – all combining engaging elements of storytelling with real world facts and information. Both educational and fun, the fully illustrated book series serves to introduce children to the people in their communities who serve others through their vocations.
Ressler’s newly formed company, Wigu Publishing officially launches Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival at Costa Mesa’s Orange Coast College.
Each book takes its readers on a journey of discovery, exploring how one finds their vocation, learns the skills necessary, and how they excel and grow within their chosen field.
“My goal through these books is to inspire and enlighten the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow to career opportunities and to help them envision themselves as productive leaders in their communities – all told through the eyes of young boys and girls,” states Ressler, who spent a successful career in magazine and newspaper publishing but ventured into the world of children’s writing and publishing as a new challenge.
Arterburn’s Bible Supplies Marital Wisdom
Author, counselor, radio host and local resident Stephen Arterburn’s newest book, “The 7 Minute Marriage Solution Devotional Bible” was to be released this week.
Arterburn’s book transforms the Bible into seven-minute daily devotionals designed to strengthen marriages.
Each devotion contains words of wisdom from an inspiring author, a complementary short story, corresponding Bible scripture and a closing prayer.