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Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano
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From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up.  This is how Hometown Pasadena contributor Petrea Burchard begins her review of Zamorano’s new novel. Désirée Zamorano is Pushcart prize nominee and an award-winning short story writer. She’s had commentaries published […]

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

by Kwei Quartey Prologue In equatorial Africa, day breaks around 5:30 a.m. no matter the time of year. Morning preparations at the Voyager Hotel in Accra, Ghana follow a similar timetable. The breakfast buffet is laid out, the day staff arrives to take over from the graveyard shift, the janitor sweeps the lobby, and tour buses and hired […]

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who […]

Elizabeth the First Wife

Elizabeth the First Wife

Another laugh-out-loud romp through Pasadena by Lian Dolan (author of Vroman’s all-time best seller Helen of Pasadena) that oh-so-gently sends up institutions beloved (and sometimes berated) by us all, while keeping the plot moving and the characters familiar, believable, and relatable. Elizabeth Lancaster is a divorced professor of Shakespeare at PCC. She lives in a vintage […]

Lian Dolan at Showcase House

Lian Dolan at Showcase House

THE NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HELEN OF PASADENA Lian Dolan’s upcoming author events: Pasadena Showcase House, Wednesday, May 15th, 3 p.m. Altadena Town & Country Club, Thursday, May 16th, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Saturday, May 18th, 2 p.m. Pasadena Shakespeare Club Luncheon, Tuesday, May 21st, 11 a.m. National Charity League, Glendale […]

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

You may have seen prize-winning novelist Merrill Joan Gerber in the fabulous documentary Lost in Living by Mary Trunk. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker fan, a Redbook reader, or favor The Atlantic, and have read one of her many short stories. Maybe you’ve seen her walking the campus of Caltech where she teaches fiction […]

LitFest Pasadena 2.0

LitFest Pasadena 2.0

Last year the inaugural LitFest Pasadena was a great success with over 1,800 people coming to Central Park for a full slate of activities that made everybody’s day. This year, LitFest Pasadena 2.0 will be held Saturday, May 11th and will feature more than 80 renowned authors and performers, and 40 exhibitors, including some of […]

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Local authors Jim Krusoe, Rachel Harper, Denise Hamilton, Scott O’Connor and editor Patricia O’Sullivan will be at Vroman’s tonight to read, sip wine, and spread the word about Prospect Park Books’ new Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. This literary journal has been produced as a companion to LitFest Pasadena (May 11, 2013 in Central Park) […]

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

The Reel Classroom by Margaret Finnegan

  A little bit of a nervous breakdown brought me back to teaching. I had left academia when my daughter was born, and for a good while I loved everything about the stay-home mom business. I was that woman who wanted to see the first step and hear the first word.  I was the one […]

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Strawberry Yellow (excerpt) by Naomi Hirahara   Shug Arai didn’t have any shoulders, or at least it looked like he didn’t have any. So when Mas Arai peered into the statin-lined casket to gaze at the body of his second cousin, one of the few relatives that he had in the United States, he was […]

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