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Carmel Valley author’s ‘Danny Dog’ children’s book tells the story of a special rescue dog

Carmel Valley’s Sid Shapira has written a children’s book, ‘Danny Dog,’ about his rescue dog, Danny.

Inspired by the journey of Danny, his family’s new rescue dog, Carmel Valley author Sid Shapira has written a children’s book, “Danny Dog.”

Carmel Valley author hoping book helps teens to air problems

Janet Larson recently published “My Diary Unlocked,” which features diary entries submitted by teenagers.

Using the power of raw, uncensored expressions and feelings committed to the pages of teenagers’ diaries, Carmel Valley author Janet Larson has published “My Diary Unlocked: Stories of Teen Girls Heal the Inner Adolescent of Our Soul.”

The book combines real diary entries with insights from Larson, a self-esteem expert.

Carmel Valley student publishes novel ‘Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust’

Lily Nilipour with her book, “Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust.” Courtesy photo

Many people spend months, even years, to write a novel. Carmel Valley teenager Lily Nilipour was able to craft a 50,000-word novel in one month last year.

Her novel, “Don’t Mistake the Ashes for Dust,” offers insights into life as an adolescent and is available online at Amazon.com.

In the past Lily, a 15-year-old sophomore at Torrey Pines High School, wrote a lot of fantasy but this book was her first departure into a new genre. She outgrew the dragons and has gone more into reality.

Lily has been writing for as long as she can remember.

Author, illustrator to launch new children’s book at Solana Beach Library

Meet author Tonton Jim and illustrator E. Felix Lyon as they launch “Harold and the Hot Rod” (Hound’s Glenn Series Book Two) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Solana Beach Library. There will be readings from the book, illustration demonstrations, Q & A with the author, illustrator and publisher, and refreshments and door prizes.

Chocolate sweetens the plot for Carmel Valley writer’s new mysteries

Carmel Valley author Kathleen Krevat has written "Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates."

While everyone else is finishing up a night’s sleep, Kathleen Krevat of Carmel Valley is already typing away on her computer. Krevat, whose upcoming book, “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” hits bookstores Sept. 2, says waking up early developed naturally and then became a habit.

Longtime Del Mar resident combines several passions in new children’s book ‘Torrey Pines Summer’

Alice Michael Evans at her home, which overlooks the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.  Photo by Kristina Houck

Having overlooked the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for more than three decades, it was easy for Alice Michael Evans to choose a setting for her children’s adventure book.

“When I moved out here, I couldn’t help but imagine what it would be like for a child to grow up here,” said Evans, a recently retired teacher who has lived in Del Mar for 31 years. “Children who grow up here are among the luckiest on Earth. I don’t think they always realize that.”

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.

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