Mirza was the featured speaker at the April 11 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society, held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort. Her book was the first to be published by SJP for Hogarth, the new imprint of actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker.
When it comes to authentic narrative, Jim Dutton is the real deal. This longtime Del Mar resident had an impressive career as a lifelong prosecutor. He retired five years ago from that profession and has now started a new career as a professional novelist.
Carmel Valley resident Danielle Depratt Koelbl and her five-year-old daughter Taylor recently published "The Girl Who Loves Unicorns" and "The Girl Who Asked For Presents".
Scott Warren grew up in Del Mar until he was eight years old. After that, his childhood horizons expanded beyond anything his young imagination could conjure up.
"Think Like a Dog" by Scott MacDonald and Sadie the Rescue Dog is out April 1.
Andrew Sean Greer’s fifth novel, “Less,” marks a departure for the author in a number of ways - he used more autobiographical detail than in his other books, he infused the story with humor in a way he hadn’t done before, and the book’s main character is gay, another first for his novels. One more...
More than 200 high school students from around the county headed to this year’s Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on campus Saturday, Feb. 23.
J.P. Dalton pulled from his years of experience as a journalist and his wife's request to craft his first fiction book, "Where the Campaign Ends." What rounded out the romance story even more, the author said, was the location — a little city called Del Mar.
Geree McDermott, who now lives in Chile, wrote "The Swirling Red Mist: A Tale of Murder" during after a battle with her own nemesis — cancer.
During a 32-year-career as a high school English teacher, Robert Pacilio figures he performed roughly 28,000 one-hour "shows" before his students.
The day-long event, which is free and open to the public, will include author talks, book signings, readings, workshops, crafts, live music and educational panels.
Growing up as the only child of Chinese immigrants, Lisa Ko used her imagination to populate the world around her, writing stories to combat loneliness.
Cervantes is the author of the NYT bestselling book The Storm Runner (Disney-Hyperion), a Rick Riordan Presents selection.
Karen Thompson Walker to appear at Warwick’s Jan. 17.
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced the 8th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m..
Local author Huda Al-Marashi has written a memoir of growing up in a conservative Muslim Iraqi-American family and how that influenced her marriage expectations.
When Candice Kumai spoke recently at The Grauer School in Encinitas, the event marked a homecoming for the author, TV personality, entrepreneur and chef.
Local author Shaina Krevat recently announced the release of her first book, Tales of Mundane Magic. Mysterious Galaxy bookstore is hosting a book launch party at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, with beverages, appetizers and dessert. The book launch party is free and open to the public.
Lamott is touring the country to promote her new book of essays, “Almost Everything: Notes On Hope.”
Kathy Cooperman’s book offers a satirical look at the challenges of public education in Southern California.
Joe Yogerst has visited or lived in about 130 countries over the past 30-plus years in his capacity as a travel writer, editor, photographer and author. But when it came to the setting of his first novel, he chose San Diego, where he was born and raised and still lives.
In her latest novel, Tayari Jones took on a subject that is both deeply personal and the subject of much debate due to its impact on society - how the incarceration of a young black man affects his family and friends.
“From Boardroom to Baby” offers advice on transitioning from a career to being a stay-at-home mom
The literacy-focused nonprofit raised over $200,000 during the event.
The Children’s Literature Council of Southern California has named Michael Mahin's “Muddy” the “Outstanding Picture Book Biography” of 2018 and it also made the New York Public Library’s list of Top Ten Children’s Books of 2017.
Mickey Brent will be promoting her books in appearances, signings at local venues in the ensuing weeks.
With more than 70 classes from which to choose, the La Jolla Writers Conference provides three days of an affordable, inspirational, knowledge-rich retreat into the art, craft, and business of writing for authors ranging from aspiring to accomplished.
The gang will take its show on the road, so to speak, on Sunday, Sept. 9, at a book signing and gathering to be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Join John Allcock, Del Mar-based author of “Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles and the Use and Misuse of Imagination,” for an informative and engaging presentation Sept. 5.
While most people are still snoozing, including his own family, Carmel Valley resident Joseph Reid’s creative juices are flowing.
Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of "The Trouble With Truth," second in the Gourmet Cat Mystery series by Kensington Books.
Tasha Donahue’s “Toward the Sun” revolves around life of Cold-War bride
As a kid who spent a lot of time with his siblings exploring the nature that surrounded them, Paul Dayton learned to love natural history. When he found out that he could grow up and study nature for a living, his career path was set.
Panda will speak about the intersection of health and circadian rhythm at a public event at the Salk Institute from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of Salk's "Back to Basics" lecture series.
Canyon Crest Academy 11th grade student Shawdi Sani was among the winners of the 22nd Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest hosted by Penguin Random House. This year’s winners were announced July 1. The annual event is a contest in which five high school juniors or seniors (or home-schooled students...
Two books authored by North County writers and also published locally (Dayton Publishing, Solana Beach) have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) competition. Currently in its 20th year, the ILBA is a program of Latino Literacy Now, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...
Former Solana Beach residents Glen and Debbie Kirkpatrick wrote a book about their journey coping with husband’s three-decade health battle.
On April 16, IDW announced that Netflix had ordered a 10-episode run with Ian Somerhalder — he of Vampire Diaries and LOST fame — in one of the two leading roles. Filming is expected to start this summer.
“Eddie Mathews: Why He Was the Greatest Third Baseman of All Time” draws from Weber’s lifelong collection of news clips, as well as Mathews’ 1994 autobiography, to methodically dismantle the myriad injustices Weber believes his idol has endured.
Slovin was only 6 years old living a seemingly idyllic childhood in La Jolla when his high-performing father Vernon Slovin, a native of South Africa and for a time one of the highest-ranking swimmers in the world, found himself buckled under financial stress and chained to the shackles of a debil
Barbara Gay, of Carmel Valley, and Libby Nickel, of Poway, teamed up last summer to create the "Travis and Mollie" children's book series.
John Allcock sat down on Father’s Day of 2009 to type out the email he had long wanted to send his three daughters: he had finally found clarity for the book that he had promised them he would someday write.
Dr. Richard Brown wrote "Scalpel's Cut," a medical thriller whose story line revolves around a shadowy group called the Cooperative, which is perpetrating a massive fraud at a hospital.
“Underwater Vibes” was finally published last fall, years after Mickey Brent started working on the story.
From the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley to San Diego’s Carmel Valley, a growing number of women are embracing an approach toward leading fulfilling lives that was developed by Stanford University educators.
For Dee Leone, reading to children is a profound, almost sacred rite that builds an invaluable bond between parents and their book-loving progeny. Whether it was over her eight years as a teacher, the countless nights she spent cozied up with her two daughters, or the dozens of articles she’s written...
Canyon Crest Academy’s annual conference attracts high schoolers from throughout region
When her mother died two years ago, Yasmin Shah decided to share her story - and those of others she had met - as the primary caregiver for her aging parents.
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club has announce the three speakers at the 7th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference who will be sharing their screenwriting and producing experience in Hollywood with attendees.
Books by Oceanside resident Marta Arroyo, Solana Beach resident Paul Dayton and Del Mar resident Juliana Maxey-Allison, whose books were published by Dayton Publishing LLC, are among those featured in the San Diego Public Library’s 52nd Annual San Diego Local Author Showcase. The books will be...