Category archives for: Books

Carmel Valley resident’s new novel combines high seas adventure with legal drama

V. Frank Asaro brings together many of his areas of expertise — philosopher, lawyer, inventor and composer — in his new novel, “The Tortoise Shell Code.”

Del Mar man publishes second novel, a political satire

Walter Carlin

Available on Amazon and Kindle, his self-published fiction tells the story of a young and inexperienced lobbyist who is appointed as “K Street Warrior,” a position that calls the shots from Wall Street to Capitol Hill.

Del Mar author at Warwick’s book signing Aug. 25

Del Mar resident and author Walter Carlin will be signing copies of his latest novel, “Beelzebub O’Brien, K Street Warrior,” at Warwick’s Books in La Jolla, 7812 Girard, on Saturday, Aug. 25

‘Animal Talk’: Local resident writes book about communication with animals

Author Debra Saum with Romeo, the horse that inspired her book “Horse As Teacher … The Path to Relationship”

Saum recently released the book “Animal Talk, What Do They Have To Say?,” a collection of animal portraits she has painted over the years and the amazing things she said these creatures have talked to her about.

Book examines tenure of University of California system president Richard Atkinson

Former UC San Diego Chancellor and University of California President Richard Atkinson with his wife, Rita. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Richard Atkinson had spent 15 years as UCSD’s chancellor when in 1995 he was tapped to become president of the University of California system, overseeing its nine prestigious research universities.

St. Peter’s Book Sale offers summer reading, help for kindergartners in Africa


Need some new books for the beach — or fun options for your kids’ summer reading? Come browse the book fair this Sunday, July 15, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar.

NY Times bestselling author James Rollins brings his takes on immortality to print and to Comic-Con

Once again it’s summer in San Diego, and for the 42nd year in a row, from July 12 – 15, what has morphed into Comic-Con will bring people from all over the world to San Diego to celebrate not just comic books, TV shows and movies but a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.

Del Mar native receives rave reviews for first novel

Karen Walker (Photo: Michael Maren)

‘The Age of Miracles’ is listed on’s “Top 10” of the year list; TPHS graduate to appear at Warwick’s July 15

Accomplished screenwriter publishes first novel

Deborah Serra

After 20 years of writing screenplays for movies and television shows, Deborah Serra decided she wanted more creative control over her work.

A future of hope? Choice must be made in author’s new novel set in 2050

Author David Brin

It should be called “speculative history,” the local author and futurist said before a book signing for his newest work, “Existence,” last week at Mysterious Galaxy Books in Kearny Mesa. “These are stories about the effects of change on individuals, peoples and generations.”



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  • Rita Szczotka of La Jolla applies her business savvy to charitable causes
    Rita Szczotka graduated from Hoover High School in 1976. She was crowned Miss San Diego, Fairest of the Fair in 1977 and a runner up to the Miss California pageant that same year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from National University and San Diego State. After 20-plus years in the financial industry wor […]
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