Joe Yogerst has visited or lived in about 130 countries over the past 30-plus years in his capacity as a travel writer, editor, photographer and author. But when it came to the setting of his first novel, he chose San Diego, where he was born and raised and still lives.
In her latest novel, Tayari Jones took on a subject that is both deeply personal and the subject of much debate due to its impact on society - how the incarceration of a young black man affects his family and friends.
“From Boardroom to Baby” offers advice on transitioning from a career to being a stay-at-home mom
The literacy-focused nonprofit raised over $200,000 during the event.
The Children’s Literature Council of Southern California has named Michael Mahin's “Muddy” the “Outstanding Picture Book Biography” of 2018 and it also made the New York Public Library’s list of Top Ten Children’s Books of 2017.
Mickey Brent will be promoting her books in appearances, signings at local venues in the ensuing weeks.
With more than 70 classes from which to choose, the La Jolla Writers Conference provides three days of an affordable, inspirational, knowledge-rich retreat into the art, craft, and business of writing for authors ranging from aspiring to accomplished.
The gang will take its show on the road, so to speak, on Sunday, Sept. 9, at a book signing and gathering to be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Join John Allcock, Del Mar-based author of “Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids: Mindful Messages About Success, Happiness, Leather, Pickles and the Use and Misuse of Imagination,” for an informative and engaging presentation Sept. 5.
While most people are still snoozing, including his own family, Carmel Valley resident Joseph Reid’s creative juices are flowing.
Local author Kathy Krevat recently announced the release of "The Trouble With Truth," second in the Gourmet Cat Mystery series by Kensington Books.
Tasha Donahue’s “Toward the Sun” revolves around life of Cold-War bride
As a kid who spent a lot of time with his siblings exploring the nature that surrounded them, Paul Dayton learned to love natural history. When he found out that he could grow up and study nature for a living, his career path was set.
Panda will speak about the intersection of health and circadian rhythm at a public event at the Salk Institute from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of Salk's "Back to Basics" lecture series.
Canyon Crest Academy 11th grade student Shawdi Sani was among the winners of the 22nd Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest hosted by Penguin Random House. This year’s winners were announced July 1. The annual event is a contest in which five high school juniors or seniors (or home-schooled students...
Two books authored by North County writers and also published locally (Dayton Publishing, Solana Beach) have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) competition. Currently in its 20th year, the ILBA is a program of Latino Literacy Now, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...
Former Solana Beach residents Glen and Debbie Kirkpatrick wrote a book about their journey coping with husband’s three-decade health battle.
On April 16, IDW announced that Netflix had ordered a 10-episode run with Ian Somerhalder — he of Vampire Diaries and LOST fame — in one of the two leading roles. Filming is expected to start this summer.
“Eddie Mathews: Why He Was the Greatest Third Baseman of All Time” draws from Weber’s lifelong collection of news clips, as well as Mathews’ 1994 autobiography, to methodically dismantle the myriad injustices Weber believes his idol has endured.
Slovin was only 6 years old living a seemingly idyllic childhood in La Jolla when his high-performing father Vernon Slovin, a native of South Africa and for a time one of the highest-ranking swimmers in the world, found himself buckled under financial stress and chained to the shackles of a debil
Barbara Gay, of Carmel Valley, and Libby Nickel, of Poway, teamed up last summer to create the "Travis and Mollie" children's book series.
John Allcock sat down on Father’s Day of 2009 to type out the email he had long wanted to send his three daughters: he had finally found clarity for the book that he had promised them he would someday write.
Dr. Richard Brown wrote "Scalpel's Cut," a medical thriller whose story line revolves around a shadowy group called the Cooperative, which is perpetrating a massive fraud at a hospital.
“Underwater Vibes” was finally published last fall, years after Mickey Brent started working on the story.
From the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley to San Diego’s Carmel Valley, a growing number of women are embracing an approach toward leading fulfilling lives that was developed by Stanford University educators.
For Dee Leone, reading to children is a profound, almost sacred rite that builds an invaluable bond between parents and their book-loving progeny. Whether it was over her eight years as a teacher, the countless nights she spent cozied up with her two daughters, or the dozens of articles she’s written...
Canyon Crest Academy’s annual conference attracts high schoolers from throughout region
When her mother died two years ago, Yasmin Shah decided to share her story - and those of others she had met - as the primary caregiver for her aging parents.
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club has announce the three speakers at the 7th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference who will be sharing their screenwriting and producing experience in Hollywood with attendees.
Books by Oceanside resident Marta Arroyo, Solana Beach resident Paul Dayton and Del Mar resident Juliana Maxey-Allison, whose books were published by Dayton Publishing LLC, are among those featured in the San Diego Public Library’s 52nd Annual San Diego Local Author Showcase. The books will be...
Alice Waters will return to Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe Sunday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a book signing of her memoir “Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook,” a fundraiser for the Edible Schoolyard Project and celebration with live music and food.
Seemingly all of a sudden, the friends of Jayne Haines’ two children were getting engaged or married, prompting the questions to come pouring in: How in the world have she and her husband managed to sustain their marriage these past 30 years? But then, it was her son who had gotten engaged, and...
Encinitas thriller writer Christopher Reich’s new novel, “The Take,” features a mobster-turned-fixer who finds himself chasing after a stolen letter so sensitive it could upend the world’s balance of power. Reich (“Numbered Account,” “Rules of Deception”) will be at the Gordon Biersch Brewery in...
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that this year’s Jonathan Maberry Inspiring Teens Award will be given to T. Greenwood, long-time teacher and volunteer for Words Alive, and a regular speaker at the CCA Writers’ Conference. The Creative Writing Club created the Jonathan...
Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that young adult author Elana K. Arnold will give the keynote address at the 7th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, Feb. 24. Arnold writes books for and about children and teens. Her novel, What Girls Are...
One perk of growing up with a children’s author for a dad was getting first dibs when the latest book was delivered to the Wahn family home in Del Mar’s beach colony.
Donald Harrison, a longtime San Diego journalist and public relations practitioner, drove the full length of Interstate 8, from Ocean Beach to the Imperial County border, to collect 70 stories about San Diego County’s Jewish heritage,
First there are the black bears, dozens of them in and around Mammoth Lakes, wandering the streets and the occasional supermarket aisle, townsfolk and their ursine interlopers navigating a tenuous, sometimes severe, coexistence. All sorts of idiosyncrasies come to mind when Jennifer Crittenden...
Dr. Ken Druck’s latest book, “Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined,” was already gliding up the Amazon charts upon its release Oct. 3, due partly to pre-orders based on the author’s reputation. Then, Druck’s 91-year-old aunt, a Holocaust survivor, called him from her home in New York...
More than a decade later, Irwin W. Sherman has the book he’d always imagined.
Ross Moore is a storyteller, educator and singer-songwriter. But he had no plans to put his ideas on paper in the form of a work of fiction. “There was nothing in my life that ever said I was going to write a novel,” said Moore, 61, a Solana Beach resident. But a light-hearted conversation he had...
A funny thing happened as Danielle Chammas was finishing up her first two children’s books. She had conjured the rhyming verses and dotingly crafted every accompanying illustration, girding each page with lessons on finding self-worth and the hard task of embracing mistakes. The painstaking work...
She’s known as Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” but author Sara Blaedel is likely to expand her reign locally with the upcoming American release of her entire Inspector Louise Rick catalog along with a b
When local author Ruth Curran wrote “Being Brain Healthy” two years ago, she had no idea it was only the beginning of her contributions
Throughout her life, Jenny D. Williams’ passport has collected a litany of stamps from across the globe.
There were times when Del Mar resident Marc André Meyers — drenched in sweat, swarmed by mosquitoes and bees, malaria and cannibals an ever-present danger — knew the desperate straits in which Teddy Roosevelt had found himself a century earlier. The former U.S. president, still smarting from his...
In hindsight, a comedic crime caper set in La Jolla was the only story that could’ve spilled out of her.
A local psychotherapist has successfully started a new chapter in her career, as an author. Shelli Chosak, Ph.D., a Carmel Valley resident, has already received several accolades for her first book, “Your Living Legacy: How Your Parenting Style Shapes the Future for You and Your Child,” which provides...
It’ll take more than a nifty turn of phrase to impress Jill Marr. Her 16 years as a literary agent with Del Mar’s Sandra Dijkstra Agency has paired her with best-selling authors from all over the country. So aspiring authors need more than a way with words to convince her to add to her roster of...
When local resident and former star player for the San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff decided to write a book about his life, he had no idea how the experience would soon shape him.