At 3 p.m., Our speaker will be a former CIA covert employee.
Our March speaker, a native of Minnesota, was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1973 to 1983, serving in Langley, Virginia, South America, and the Far East. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America and Asia, living at times in Germany, France and Singapore. For the past twenty years, she has been a resident of California.
Recently released from her covert status as a CIA employee, she will talk to us about her recruitment, training and assignments. You will not want to miss this rare—and for OC SinC first ever—opportunity to learn something about our country’s most secretive agency.
At 2 p.m., Our readers forum will be: Spy fiction: from James Bond to Homeland, What rings true?
Mystery Ink Events
Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. – Naomi Hirahara at Mystery Ink
Edgar Award winning author Naomi Hirahara will discuss and sign her newest Mas Arai mystery, HIROSHIMA BOY. She also writes the Officer Ellie Rush series.
In HIROSHIMA BOY, L. A. gardener Mas Arai returns to Hiroshima to bring his best friend’s ashes to a relative on the tiny offshore island of Ino, only to become embroiled in the mysterious death of a teenage boy who was about the same age Mas was when he survived the atomic bomb in 1945. The boy’s death affects this often-curmudgeonly, always-reluctant sleuth, who cannot return home to Los Angeles until he finds a way to see justice served.
Sunday, March 11, 1 p.m. – David Putnam and Lance Charnes at Mystery Ink
David Putnam is the author of the Bruno Johnson thriller series. He will discuss and sign his new novel, THE INNOCENTS, in this well-reviewed series.
“The scenes feel authentic and tense thanks to Putnam’s decades of law enforcement experience. Great reading for crime-fiction fans.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Lance Charnes is a former Air Force intelligence officer who now writes the Dewitt Agency Files series. His second book, STEALING GHOSTS requires all Matt’s skills to recover a family’s portrait stolen by the Nazis, then stolen by the Russians and now needs to be stolen by Matt without anyone knowing…
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SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, March 14th Literary Guild of Orange County Literary Salon
5:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. Annual author dinner at the Mile Square Park Banquet Center with authors: Michelle Gable, Nicole Mones, and Dawn Anahid MacKeen. For more information or to register visit: www.lgoc.com.