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Retired naval pilot’s thriller delves into Iranian nuclear program

‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ is the latest book by La Jollan William ‘Sweetwater Willie’ LaBarge Courtesy Photos

His previous books were largely based on his real-life exploits as a Navy fighter pilot. For his latest, LaBarge had to get up to speed on combat drones, dry deck shelters and other recent military ops.

Get out of town! Travel writer Pauline Frommer to speak in La Jolla

Pauline Frommer and her father, Arthur, who founded the Frommer’s travel guides.

Pauline Frommer, co-author of the famed Frommer’s travel guides, will discuss trends in travel and unique destinations, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave. A Q&A session will follow.

La Jolla author Doris McCoy releases eighth book

Doris McCoy (right) meets Chelsea Clinton, and gives the first copy of her book, ‘Remarkable Leaders: Risk Takers Who Dare Us,’ to former President Bill Clinton.

Doris McCoy, whose books pose thought-provoking questions to influential figures, recently published her eighth book and gave the first copy to former President Bill Clinton.

Picture This! Athenaeum Library in La Jolla publishes a book about its artists

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library staff, board members and artists celebrate the release of the Athenaeum book, ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1990-2010.’ Courtesy

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has been the hub of La Jolla’s cultural life for more than 100 years. It has taken many forms since Ellen Browning Scripps became the first president of the Library Association of La Jolla in 1899 and since the iconic Rotunda Gallery at Girard Avenue and Wall Street was added in 1957.

Two noted authors coming soon to La Jolla

Amy Tan

Two distinguished authors, each with an adapted-to-film novel to their names, will showcase their newest projects at book-signing events in La Jolla.

Poems help heal La Jolla author and others after loss of a spouse

Natasha Josefowitz with her late husband, Herman Gadon. Courtesy

When you’ve spent your life helping others, how do you help yourself when life delivers one of its worst blows, the death of a long-term, beloved spouse? If you’re La Jolla author, business consultant and social worker Dr. Natasha Josefowitz, you write a book that is very different from your previous 19.

You’ve got to believe in yourself: Jenny Craig adds author to her resume with new children’s book, speaks in La Jolla

Jenny Craig holds a book signing and meets with audience members holding her first children’s book, ‘I Believe in Genevieve,’ Oct. 24 at Warwick’s. Photos by Diane Welch

Famed for her global nutrition and weight-loss franchise centers, Jenny Craig has added a new feather to her cap: children’s book author.

La Jolla poet pens her first novel at age 93

Doris Sutton at her La Jolla home with her book, "Romantic Tales from Old Mulvedania"

“You never know who you are living next door to, if you live in La Jolla,” said La Jolla resident and lifelong poet Doris Sutton. This notion, and a few others, inspired her first novel, “Romantic Tales from Old Mulvedania: Secret Stories of Royalty Never Meant to be Told.”

Author to share ‘Survival Lessons’ at Words Alive luncheon in La Jolla

Alice-Hoffman-headshot

Alice Hoffman, author of “Survival Lessons” (among many other novels, short fiction pieces and children’s books) will be keynote speaker at the Words Alive Luncheon, noon, Nov. 12 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road.

La Jolla’s Mount Soledad cross drama fills the pages of a new book

The 24-year legal battle over the Mount Soledad cross includes many dramatic elements, from tension between generations to disputes over the treatment of religious symbols.

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