The second hour will feature USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Forster.
A prolific thriller writer, her newest book is SEVERED RELATIONS, the first book in her latest series. It features LAPD Wilshire Division partners Finn O'Brien and Cori Anderson.
Mystery Ink Events
Sunday, February 12, 3 PM
Betty Webb at Mystery Ink
Betty Webb will be discussing and signing her latest Lena Jones mystery, DESERT VENGEANCE at the Mystery Ink Bookstore, Huntington Beach, CA.
Webb, a former journalist, is the author of two prize-winning mystery series—the Lena Jones mysteries and the Gunn Zoo series. Betty’s Lena Jones mysteries highlight stories set in Arizona and feature a Scottsdale-based private eye and former policewoman. Each book in the series has been inspired by a real case.
In DESERT VENGEANCE… “Lena’s inquiries and the way her moral decisions affect her make for compelling reading. Webb offers fans the profound pleasure of watching Lena mature as she comes one step closer to understanding and accepting her difficult past, while providing new readers with an introduction to this strong and genuinely likeable character.” Publishers Weekly
Saturday, February 25, 11 AM
San Clemente Friends of the Library Annual Author Luncheon
Speakers: Catriona McPherson, Alex Espinoza, Kim Hooper.
For reservations: Alma Savage at (949) 453-5504
Sunday, March 19, 11 AM
Anaheim Library 22nd Annual Mystery Luncheon and Auction, Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort with Sue Ann Jaffarian, Naomi Hirahara, Sheila Lowe and Daryl Gerber Woods.
For Information contact Ginny Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 – 23, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC campus
Saturday, May 14, 8:30 AM Registration
Literary Guild of Orange County, Irvine
Festival of Women Authors
Sunday, October 1,
Ladies of Intrigue Luncheon, Embassy Hotel, Tustin
March 16 – 19, Left Coast Crime, Hawaii
April 28 – 30, Malice Domestic, Maryland
May 18 – 21, Crimefest, Bristol, England
July 11 – 15, Thrillerfest, New York
October 12 - 15, Bouchercon, World Mystery Conference, Toronto, Canada
2016 LADIES OF INTRIGUE EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
Eighteen authors and ninety women gathered together to honor Carolyn Hart's final public event. National Sisters in Crime presented Carolyn with an arrangement of orchids and white roses along with a stuffed "white" seal wearing a silver chain necklace with a Sisters in Crime charm.
Featured speaker Rhys Bowen's touching interview of Carolyn was heartwarming, making everyone in the room hoping Carolyn keeps writing.
MC, Greta Boris kept the event smooth and sailing along. And our closing featured speaker Robin Burcell was a hit with the inside scoop of co-writing with Clive Cussler and her law enforcement experiences.
Panels: Wine, Dine & Die featured authors' Kathy Aarons; Linda O. Johnston; Carlene O'Neil; Kate Dyer Seeley with Moderator, Earlene Fowler. Panel: Lean, Mean & In Between featured authors' Lisa Brackmann; Jane Haseldine; Naomi Hirahara; Laurie Stevens; Pamela Samuels Young with moderator, Daryl Wood Gerber. Panel: Dangerous Locales featured authors' Ellen Byron; Donis Casey; Hannah Dennison; Earlene Fowler with moderator, Kate Carlisle.
Books sold at a fast pace and were signed by the authors. Raffle baskets were won while many attendees asked to sign up for next years' LOI. Attendees expressed their gratitude to all the authors for sharing their stories and also being able to sit with their favorite author at the round tables for lunch.
Professional photographer Bob Webber took constant pictures to document the day, which will be posted on line. A great big thank you to the organizing committee and volunteers who made this event such a success: Jill Amadio, MC Greta Boris, greeter Nancy Churchill, raffle organizer Gita Fisher, Valerie Hansen, Jack Martin, Evelyn Moore, and Linda Nakamura. We could not have done it without you. Co-chairs, Diana Dallape and Debbie Mitsch appreciated all of your hard work.
Diana Dallape Co-Chair
Mystery Ink Bookstore
8907 Warner Avenue, #135
Huntington Beach, CA 92647