Category archives for: Books

Furry wag offers ways for men to ‘stay out of the doghouse’

Laura Martella and Norman. Photos/John Riedy

Local resident and her special Pomeranian share unique tips in a new book that’s sure to become dog-eared

Life-changing world journeys take physicist from apathy to activist

Dr. Francis Slakey

One day, years ago, physicist Francis Slakey found himself about to fall off the side of a mountain, attached to the rock by only a single piece of unraveling fabric. “I wait for the inevitable,” Slakey, reads from “To The Last Breath,” his newly published memoir.

Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe among settings in suspense thriller

Susan Blick relaxes with Gracie, her new puppy, and Gracie’s playmate Sophie.

If you don’t know Susan Blick, chances are you won’t know just how much of her own life she’s put into her new book “Borrowed from the Devil.”

Solana Beach artist’s children’s book celebrates the playful connection between fathers and kids

Luciana, Nicolas, Alexander and Michael Powell

The story always goes the same way. Luciana Powell gets her sons, 3-year-old Nicolas and 5-year-old Alexander, wound down and ready for bed. Then her husband, Michael, comes home and is so excited to see the kids that he gets them all revved up again.

Del Mar among settings in author’s suspense thriller

If you don’t know Susan Blick, chances are you won’t know just how much of her own life she’s put into her new book “Borrowed from the Devil.”

Accomplished author’s book sheds light on Hitler’s first year in power

Author Erik Larson with his book “In the Garden of Beasts.”

The year was 1933, and most of the world was oblivious to the gathering threat posed by the new regime. Berlin was a lively, colorful city, whose charisma and excitement may have obscured signs of impending doom.

Gardening guru Mel Bartholomew reaps global harvest

Mel Bartholomew is the author of “Square Foot Gardening,” from Rodale Press (1981 and updated in 2006) that sold two-million copies thus far, making it one of the bestselling garden books in America. Its success led Bartholomew to create the nonprofit Square Foot Gardening Foundation with humanitarian projects all over the globe.

‘Salad for Dinner’ author to sign books at Chino Farm event

On Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chino Farm will host author Jeanne Kelley to sign copies of her new cookbook “Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons,” which was just released by Rizzoli International Press.

Local resident achieves lifelong dream of becoming a successful — and prolific — author

When local author Jean Hart Stewart finally found the time to pursue her lifelong love of writing she filled the pages of nearly 25 books. Hart Stewart has written all of those books in the last eight years.

Former Navy SEAL decides to become a writer and pens his memoirs

Brandon Webb

When former U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper Course Manager Brandon Webb decided to write his latest book, he had a mission: to have his young children understand why he had been away and to one day read about his experiences.



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