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Page One: Celebration of the Written Word

Participating Authors

Francisco Alarcón
Saturday, October 17th
Vista Library (11:30AM) Bonita (3:30PM)
Francisco X. Alarcón, Chicano poet and educator, was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1954...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Aileen Baron
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Bonita Library
Aileen Baron has a Ph.D. in archaeology, and is retired from a distinguished career teaching archaeology...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Tom Basinski
Friday, October 16th
11:00 AM
County Admin. Center
The first sentence in CROSS-COUNTRY EVIL reads: "It was just another murder."...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Byrd Baylor
Oct 16th at 3PM
Oct 17th at 1PM
Borrego Library
Byrd Baylor was born in San Antonio, Texas, and went to schools in Tucson, spent time on West Texas ranches...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Eleanor Bluestein
Friday, October 16th
2:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Eleanor Bluestein grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and attended Tufts University...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Paul Brewer
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Vista Library
Paul Brewer is the author and illustrator of several joke books including You Must Be Joking! and You Must Be Joking, Two!...
[ Full Author Bio ]
David Brin
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Poway Library
David Brin is a scientist, public speaker, and author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Norma Bustamante
Saturday, October 17th
2:30 PM
Bonita Library
I was born in San Diego and educated at the Convent of Sacred Heart. I attended University of San Diego, National University...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Gina Capaldi
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Poway Library
A native of Southern California, Capaldi is a second-generation Italian American who grew up in a world firmly rooted in conventional...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Mary Castillo
Saturday, October 17th
1:30 & 2:30 PM
Bonita Library
When Mary Castillo was ten, her grandmother all but predicted the future. In the backyard of her parents' home in National City, CA...
[ Full Author Bio ]
George Woody Clarke
Friday, October 16th
11:00 AM
County Admin. Center
George "Woody" Clarke is currently a Judge of the Superior Court for the County of San Diego, California...
[ Full Author Bio ]
David Clemesha
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Bonita Library
Andrea and David are married and live in Southern California. They have three sons. They love writing and illustrating books together...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Jennifer Coburn
Saturday, October 17th
1:30 PM
Bonita Library
Jennifer Coburn is an award-winning journalist who has written for magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada, and Australia...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Roger Conlee
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Bonita Library
Principal of Conlee Communications, a public relations and marketing practice...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Chet Cunningham
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Bonita Library
Chet Cunningham is a prolific writer of both novels and nonfiction books. He has published 309 books through major publishers...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Kathi Diamant
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Kathi Diamant is an award-winning author, freelance journalist, actress, TV and radio broadcaster, and adjunct professor at SDSU...
[ Full Author Bio ]
HelenKay Dimon
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
HelenKay Dimon spent the last twelve years in the most unromantic career ever - divorce lawyer...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Alicia Doty Henn
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Poway Library
Alicia Doty Henn is a science fiction author and editor of "2034: Writing Rochester's Futures"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Judy Duarte
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
Simply doing what she does best . . . writing from the heart...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Ruth Todd Evans
Saturday, October 17th
1:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Ruth Todd Evans, M. D. had a long medical career including heading the Internal Medicine Division at Hough-Norwood Clinic in Cleveland...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Edith Fine
Saturday, October 17th
1:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Author of "Water, Weed, and Wait" Tricycle Press, in press (Fall 2010)...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Richelle Floco
Saturday, October 17th
11:00 AM
Encinitas Library
Richelle joined Sunbelt Publications as the Director of Sales and Marketing in 2008.
[ Full Bio ]
Eleanor Garner
Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM
Poway Library
Garner lives in San Diego with her husband, where she is an artist, writer, gardener, and guest speaker...
[ Full Bio ]
Reyna Grande
Sunday, October 18th
2:30 PM
Poway Library
Reyna Grande is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Across A Hundred Mountains" (Atria 2006)...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Steve Gray
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Bonita Library
Steve spent the first 20 years of his career doing humorous art for advertising clients such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Carl's Jr...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Deana Gunn
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Deana Gunn loves good food, loves to cook, and loves Trader Joe's...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Greg Gutierrez
Friday, October 16th
2:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Greg's new book, "Zen and the Art of Surfing: A Collection of Short Stories" is available now...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Denise Hamilton
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Bonita Library
Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series and is editor of Los Angeles Noir, an anthology of new writing...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Marjorie Hart
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Marjorie Hart was born April 15, 1924 in Story City Iowa, graduated from University of Iowa...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Emory Holmes
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Poway Library
Emory Holmes II is a Los Angeles based novelist, playwright, poet, children's story writer and journalist...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Sue Ann Jaffarian
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Vista Library
Sue Ann Jaffarian is the author of the award-winning Odelia Grey mystery series, which features a middle-aged, plus size paralegal...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Linda O. Johnston
Saturday, October 17th
1:30 PM
Bonita Library
I was born a writer. I can't remember a time I didn't write, though my earliest scribbles, while I was in diapers, were not decipherable...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Larry Jonas
Saturday, October 17th
11:00 AM
Encinitas Library
Jonas started his career in book publishing & retailing in 1984 as the Trade Book Buyer for the Washington State University bookstore...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Melissa Joseph
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Encinitas Library
In her new book, "Moments with Baxter" (Sage Press, $24.95, June 09), Melissa Joseph has created a collection of touching, true stories...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Judith Josephson
Saturday, October 17th
1:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Judith Josephson loves to dig into the past and is fascinated by people's lives. A former teacher, Judith Josephson has written stories...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Tina Kafka
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Tina's book "DNA on Trial" won the 2004 San Diego Book award for young adult nonfiction...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Jesse Kellerman
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Kellerman holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and an MFA in playwriting from Brandeis University...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Karen Kenyon
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Kenyon's first book offers a personal narrative that details the gradual recovery of her family from the death of Kenyon's husband...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Kathleen Krull
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Vista Library
Kathleen Krull is the author of numerous biographies for children, including the award-winning "Lives of" series...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Ken Kuhlken
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Bonita Library
Ken Kuhlken's stories have appeared in "Esquire" and dozens of other magazines and anthologies...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Richard Lederer
Friday, October 16th
1:30 PM
Poway Library
Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling "Anguished English"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Virginia Loh
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Poway Library
Dr. Virginia S. Loh is a new faculty member at SDSU and the Director of Wells Academic Solutions...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Rafael López
Saturday, October 17th
2:30 PM
Bonita Library
The work of Rafael López is a fusion of strong graphic style and magical symbolism...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Sandra López
Sunday, October 18th
2:30 PM
Poway Library
López was born and raised in the poor barrio of Hawaiian Gardens, California, which left her with very few opportunities in life...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Suse MacDonald
Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM
Poway Library
Suse MacDonald grew up in Glencoe, Illinois and earned her B.A. in art from the State University of Iowa...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Paula Margulies
Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM
Poway Library
Paula Margulies is the owner of Paula Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Jill Marr
Saturday, October 17th
11:00 AM
Encinitas Library
Jill is an acquiring associate agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Carolyn Marsden
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Poway Library
Carolyn Marsden grew up in Mexico City and Southern California...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Billy Martinez
Saturday, October 17th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
Billy has worked in the comic industry since 1966. Credits include "Heavy Metal Magazine," the Sci-Fi Channel's "The Chronicle"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Cris Mazza
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Bonita Library
Cris Mazza is the author of over a dozen books. Her most recent fiction titles include "Trickle-Down Timeline" and "Waterbaby"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Erica Miner
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Vista Library
In her new novel, "FourEver Friends", Erica Miner takes the reader back to the days when JFK gave hope to a new generation...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Lori Mitchell
Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM
Poway Library
Lori Mitchell graduated with honors from the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Gary E. Mitrovich
Friday, October 16th
4:00 PM
Bonita Library
Author Gary E. Mitrovich is a third-generation native of San Diego and an active member of the San Diego Police Department since 1980...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Gerri and Brian Monaghan
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Bonita Library
Brian Monaghan was a highly successful plaintiff's trial attorney practicing in San Diego. Gerri Monaghan became a paralegal...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Kitty Morse
Friday, October 16th
2:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Kitty Morse was born in Casablanca of a French mother and British father...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Patricia Newman
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Vista Library
Patricia Newman's newest book, "Nugget on the Flight Deck", soars with real military jargon and life aboard an aircraft carrier...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Nikki Nicole
Friday, October 16th
4:00 PM
Bonita Library
Nikki Nicole is a published freelance journalist and author living in San Diego, California, with her family...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Jim Pascoe
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Poway Library
Jim Pascoe is the author of 13 books, including murder mysteries, Disney novelizations, graphic novels featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Mary Pearson
Friday, October 16th
3:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Mary E. Pearson is the author of several award winning books for teens, including "The Adoration of Jenna Fox"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Bette Blaydes Pegas
Friday, October 16th
4:00 PM
Bonita Library
Writer, editor, & educator Pegas has always been fascinated by the natural world & particularly by the life & work of Charles Darwin...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Marlene Perez
Friday, October 16th
3:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Marlene Perez is the author of several books for teens, including the popular DEAD IS series (HMH) and THE COMEBACK (Scholastic/Point)...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Kelly Perkins
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Encinitas Library
At age 30, Kelly, an avid outdoors enthusiast, was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, a condition that slowly destroyed her heart...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Eric Peterson
Friday, October 16th
4:00 PM
Bonita Library
A third-generation Californian, Eric Peterson grew up in Los Gatos, a town some 50 miles south of San Francisco...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Cindy Pon
Friday, October 16th
3:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Cindy Pon's debut, "Silver Phoenix : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia", is a young adult fantasy inspired by ancient China...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Antoinette Portis
Saturday, October 17th
1:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Antoinette Portis made her picture-book debut with the best-selling "Not A Box" which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Laura Preble
Friday, October 16th
3:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Laura Preble is a journalist, singer, teacher, and writer from San Diego, California. Her first novel in the series, Queen Geek Social Club...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Christie Ridgway
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
Ridgway is the author of over thirty contemporary romances for Silhouette, Harlequin, Avon, and Berkley Books...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Caitlin Rother
Friday, October 16th
11:00 AM
County Admin. Center
Rother, a former investigative reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, is the author of three non-fiction books, "Body Parts"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Ona Russell
Sunday, October 18th
2:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Ona Russell holds an M.A. in English from Clark University and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of California, San Diego...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Mike Sager
Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM
Poway Library
Sager is the bestselling author of three collections of nonfiction-- "Scary Monsters and Super Freaks", "Revenge of the Donut Boys"...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Patricia Santana
Saturday, October 17th
2:30 PM
Bonita Library
Patricia Santana was born and raised in south San Diego. She earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of California, San Diego...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Joey Seymour
Friday, October 16th
4:00 PM
Bonita Library
Joey Seymour recently earned his M.A. in history from the University of San Diego. He also holds a B.F.A. from Chapman University...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Andrew Smith
Saturday, October 17th
2:00 PM
Poway Library
Smith is the author of Ghost Medicine, a YALSA 2009 Best Book for Young Adults. In addition to writing, Smith teaches high school...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Samantha Sommersby
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
Samantha Sommersby lives in San Diego with her husband and fifteen year old son. She is the author of ten novels and novellas...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Gil Sperry
Saturday, October 17th
2:30 PM
Bonita Library
Sperry is a modern-day Renaissance man who delights in entertaining and informing audiences through both the spoken and the written word...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Bradley Steffens
Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Encinitas Library
A widely published poet, playwright, and essayist, Steffens is the author of twenty-one nonfiction books for children and young adults...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Jeanne Stein
Sunday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Poway Library
Jeanne Stein is the bestselling author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Barrie Summy
Friday, October 16th
3:30 PM
Encinitas Library
Summy has a Master's in Speech Pathology and a Master's in Comparative Canadian Literature...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Diana Taylor
Friday, October 16th
5:00 PM
Vista Library
A native Californian, Diana Taylor is an award winning author, poet and songwriter...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Friday, October 16th
3:00 PM
Poway Library
Thomas-Sundstrom, an award-winning author of contemporary and historical paranormal romance novels...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Victor Villaseñor
Friday, October 16th
6:00 PM
Vista Library
Born in the barrio of Carlsbad, California in 1940, Victor Villaseñor was raised on a ranch four miles north in Oceanside...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Susan Vreeland
Saturday, October 17th
11:30 AM
Bonita Library
Vreeland is recognized internationally for historical fiction on art themes...
[ Full Author Bio ]
Marlene
Wagman-Geller

Saturday, October 17th
12:00 PM
Encinitas Library
Wagman-Geller has always been an avid reader, but when she read Grace Metalious' dedication in Peyton Place, she was particularly intrigued...
[ Author Press Release ]
Joseph Wambaugh
Friday, October 16th
10:30 AM
County Admin. Center
Joseph Wambaugh is a former LAPD detective and author of 18 best selling books, both fiction and nonfiction.
Andrea Zimmerman
Saturday, October 17th
10:00 AM
Bonita Library
Andrea and David are married and live in Southern California. They have three sons. They love writing and illustrating books together...
[ Full Author Bio ]
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