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Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon

At the luncheon: (L-R) Marci Laulom, Jojo Moyes, Debbie Sigal, Veronica Leff. Photo by Lois Alter Mark

“On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.”

The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the warm welcome her comment received from the dozens of fans who came to hear her speak at the Warwick’s-sponsored event at the Del Mar Country Club, or by the fact that this is her third visit to San Diego in as many years, but, most tellingly, by the millions of books she’s sold.

Top author Daniel Silva to kick off 2014 Jewish Book Fair

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In celebration of its 20th year, the San Diego Jewish Book Fair is kicking off its summer book fair July 24 with a special event featuring award-winning author Daniel Silva at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

“I hope it is an entertaining evening,” Silva said. “A writer spends months and months and months locked in a room working on something alone, and then you bring it into the world. You really have no idea what to expect. I enjoy this time of year when I get to spend a little time with my readers.”

Author Sam Halpern to discuss novel at Carmel Valley Library

The Carmel Valley Branch Library will host a book talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, with Sam Halpern, author of “A Far Piece to Canaan,” as he reads from his new novel. Halpern is the father of Justin Halpern, author of “Sh*t My Dad Says,” and the subject of that bestselling book. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego. Call 858-552-1668.

Supporters gather in Del Mar for launch of local author’s book of memoir poems

Author Mai-Lon Gittelsohn Photo by Lynn Rybarczyk

The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as friends, supporters and aficionados of the written word gathered on June 11 at the Parish Hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar to celebrate the launch of “Chop Suey and Apple Pie,” a book of memoir poems authored by local resident Mai-Lon Gittelsohn.

Q&A: Writer’s Roundtable interview with screenwriter and novelist Terry Hayes

Terry Hayes Photograph by Kristin Hayes

Road Warrior/Mad Max 2, Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome, Payback with Mel Gibson; From Hell starring Johnny Depp; Vertical Limit with Chris O’Donnell; and Dead Calm with Nicole Kidman are just a few of the movies which list Terry Hayes as screenwriter. And now, after years spent writing for newspapers and the big screen, Terry Hayes has turned his hand to writing an international thriller considered to be one of the hottest books of 2014. Get a sense of what this multi-talented author has to say about his craft, and learn more when he is further interviewed by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Reich on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Warwick’s in La Jolla.

‘A Paris Apartment’ author reading to be held at Del Mar Library

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Del Mar native Michelle Gable will read from her first novel, “A Paris Apartment,” at the Del Mar Branch Library on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Published by St. Martin’s Press, Gable’s recently released book is a charming and entertaining journey between past and present-day Paris. She is appearing at the Del Mar Library as a part of her book tour.

Del Mar native publishes debut novel inspired by real-life Parisian apartment

Michelle Gable Courrtesy photo

For nearly 70 years, an apartment in Paris sat untouched. The home was filled with items hidden away for generations, including a painting by an Italian master, until an auctioneer discovered the locked time capsule in 2010.

The real-life Parisian flat of Marthe de Florian inspired Del Mar native Michelle Gable’s first published novel.

Local author explores possibility of worldwide happiness in new book

“Success, Happiness & Manifesto of ‘Happism’”

From peace in the Middle East to global warming, local author Dr. M. M. Moharir explores how to solve the world’s problems in his recently published book, “Success, Happiness & Manifesto of ‘Happism.’”

Q&A: Writer’s Roundtable interview with NY Times bestselling author John Lescroart

John Lescroart

John Lescroart (pronounced “less-kwah”) is a big believer in hard work and single-minded dedication, although he’ll acknowledge that a little luck never hurts. A New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into 16 languages in more than 75 countries, Lescroart wrote his first novel in college and the second one a year after he graduated from Cal Berkeley in 1970.

Little Free Library opens in Del Mar

Kate Zimmer at the Little Free Library in Del Mar. Courtesy photo

Community members don’t need a card to use Del Mar’s new library.

Located at the south end of Stratford Court past Del Mar Woods, the Little Free Library has just one policy: Take a book, and if you can, give a book.

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