Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘local authors’


The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny Williams & with Lian Dolan

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny Williams & with Lian Dolan

On July 29, the witty, acerbic, bestselling author, and Satellite Sister Lian Dolan leads a discussion with Jenny Williams about her debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. The work is described as… Two women from different worlds bound in a quest to save their loved ones. After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine […]

A Homecoming, of Sorts

A Homecoming, of Sorts

What would you do if all your stuff went up in smoke?” Megan Edwards knows. In 1993, Megan Edwards‘s house was the first of 200 to burn down in the 1992 Altadena wildfire dubbed “the fire of the future.” Suddenly “stuff-less,” Edwards and her husband decided not to rebuild. Instead, they grabbed the family dog and set out […]

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Unsurprisingly, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold packed the courtyard, standing room only. He’s a soft-spoken, engaging speaker with an unexpectedly dry humor and, as expected, a great storyteller. He’s always been a big draw at LitFest Pasadena. At LitFest 2017 held on May 20 and 21, all the panel subjects, speakers, readers, and poets […]

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

“How much of this nonsense does he believe, I wonder, and how much does he say just because he knows the value of dividing in order to conquer and rule?” “Sound familiar?” asks Heather Jones in her Wear Your Voice magazine piece on November 9, 2016. In regard to the personality and character that is Donald […]

Getting Off on Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery

Getting Off on Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery

Editor’s Note: Because of rain, this event has been rescheduled for May 20, though author Megan Edwards is no longer able to attend. Our thanks to Flo Selfman, member of the Independent Writers of Southern California, for information regarding a relatively new author—who’s also a former resident of Altadena… “What would you do if all your […]

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

“Living without language.” Can you imagine. In 2007, Pasadena native Lauren Marks woke up in the Critical Care Unit of Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. She woke up into The Quiet. “I was an American actor, director, and PhD student in New York City, touring a show to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh,” Marks […]

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Vroman’s, Flintridge, Book Alley, Century Books: Thank you, Universe, for independent book stores! Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and  here’s what’s on the menu: Vroman’s at 3 p.m.: Author Liza Palmer discusses and signs The F Word!. Olivia Morten’s constantly hungry (literally), captive to her high-flying publicist job, and missing her drop-dead-gorgeous doctor-husband. With an […]

Louie, Take a Look at This!

Louie, Take a Look at This!

California Gold, anyone? Even though reruns have continued since the death in 2013 of host Huell Howser, if you need a bit more immersion and are pining for the story behind the story, check out Luis Fuerte’s Louie, Take a Look at This! On April 8, Fuerte is “in conversation” with Patt Morrison of KPCC at […]

Emerging From the Shadows

Emerging From the Shadows

Women artists. From 1860 to 1960. From realism of the 19th century to the modernism of the 20th century. Painters, sculptors, illustrators, printmakers, and ceramicists. Over 2,000 images. And covering 320 female artists. This is Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists in California, 1860-1960 by Maurine St. Gaudens. The Creative Arts Group in […]

Black Widow Bitches

Black Widow Bitches

Editor’s note: Thelma Reyna is a local poet and founder/publisher of Golden Foothills Press. We’re thankful for her introduction to its latest release… Black Widow Bitches Victor Cass, a military historian, is the author of a new novel that is garnering attention because of its timeliness and relevance to our changing American military policies regarding […]

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