A USA Today best-selling author, her titles span contemporary fiction (including the popular five-book Laguna Beach series of romances), a how-to for women entrepreneurs – based on a personal and business branding process she developed – and her latest, the domestic suspense thriller, “Best Day Ever.” Publisher’s Weekly calls “Best Day Ever,” “A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.” It’s from Harlequin’s new imprint, Graydon House.
Kaira, who has also written “Real You for Authors: 8 Essentials for Women Writers,” will speak at 3 p.m.
At 2 p.m. we’ll have a Reader’s Forum. The topic: psychological suspense. The kind that’s close to home …
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 8AM–NOON
MWA master class with Jeffery Deaver
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The event will take place Saturday, September 16, at the Culver City Four Points Sheraton (map). A free continental breakfast will be served at 8am; the program will run from 9am–noon.
Admission is $50 for MWA members and $65 for nonmembers.* Parking is $6.
To register, email Elizabeth Little at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Payment will be accepted by PayPal or check. Space is limited.
Mystery Ink Events
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m. Literary Guild of Orange County at the Mission Viejo Country Club – Info: www.lgoc.org
If you love an intimate event where you can hear the authors speak and meet them and fellow book lovers, you’ll love this upcoming dinner salon.
Featured speakers: Lisa Napoli, Charmaine Craig, Elizabeth Little(SoCal MWA President)
Saturday, September 23, 4:00 p.m. at Mystery Ink Bookstore
THE BEQUEST – Talk & Signing
Nicole Graves, still reeling from her kidnapping in London, is struggling to balance work at L.A.’s most prestigious law firm and a long-distance romance with her English lover. Then the murder of the firm’s in-house investigator makes Nicole a target for the police, the paparazzi, and the killer and she uncovers evil and corruption among the city’s most powerful people. The fast-paced mystery unravels against the backdrop of L.A. with its peculiar mix of balmy weather, the celebrity-crazed media, and a corrupt power structure.
Sunday, October 1,
Ladies of Intrigue Luncheon, Embassy Hotel, Santa Ana
Headliners: Marcia Clark & Wendy Corsi Staub aka Wendy Marhkam
Host: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Panelist: Jill Amadio, Greta Boris, Carola Dunn, Naomi Hirahara, Sybil Johnson, Elizabeth Little, Nadine Nettmann, Kaira Rouda, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jeri Westerson, Patricia Wynn, Pamela Samuels Young