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kris-neri's picture
Jun.01.2013
I’ve been asked the question many times, as I’m sure other authors have as well: what was your worst book event? No contest. My worst signing occurred in the months after my second book, Dem Bones’ Revenge, was published, at an LA-area Barnes & Noble. I’d rather not get more specific than that...
ron-mcelroy's picture
Nov.06.2012
It’s hard to write a book. I learned that writing is a lot of rewriting, editing, revision, reconsideration, rewriting again. I’ve tried to get it all in, but only what really counts. I wanted to tell the story of my family: my dad who had so many problems with his physical and mental health,...
manny-pacheco's picture
Sep.27.2012
I'll be spending the next two Saturdays at Southern California premier Book Festivals. Here are the details: 10TH ANNUAL DUARTE FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS Westminster Gardens / Flintridge Bookstore Booth 1420 Santo Domingo Ave., Duarte, CA   October 6th  Saturday ...
kris-neri's picture
Jan.30.2012
WAHOO!! I just learned that my latest Samantha Brennan & Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery, MAGICAL ALIENATION, has received a Lefty Award nomination for the Best Humorous Mystery of 2011, by the Left Coast Crime 2012 convention! I’m absolutely dancing on air. Writing isn’t about awards, it’s...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Apr.26.2011
I'm currently working on revising/rewriting a suspense/thriller, but just can't seem to concentrate. I think today I wrote maybe one paragraph. I think it's Spring Fever. The weather here in Southern California is lovely. Amazing, actually. Warm, sunny with a light breeze. The birds are all...
manny-pacheco's picture
May.18.2010
   Thanks to two Sunday book-signing visits in Long Beach and Sherman Oaks BORDERS in Southern California - the figures show Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is at the top in sales in the Local History section in Southern California...  I highly suggest that if an author has books at BORDERS...
manny-pacheco's picture
May.16.2010
      KARI MORAN    Manny Pacheco has been invited to be a guest on Kari Moran’s Book Radio Show on KFWB 980AM on Sunday, May 23rd at 3pm. Kari has had a wonderful career interviewing publishers, best selling authors, and other literary giants in the business. Her soft-spoken style makes for a...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Dec.06.2009
The summer I was twelve, our neighbors, the Lunds, went on a cruise for two weeks while their college-aged son, Toby, stayed in their house.  The Lunds were as friendly with us as anyone else on our hilltop cul de sac, waving at my parents when they pulled up in the driveway, chatting with my...
rand-bishop's picture
Nov.27.2009
Four Seasons I never much cared for Southern California—even though, for more than 20 years, I made Los Angeles my home. The irascible pleasantness of those perennially blue skies failed to synch up with the temperate climes of my Pacific Northwest upbringing. As each L.A. summer secretly slipped...
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Sep.19.2009
PIGSKIN WARRIORS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S GREATEST TRADITIONS, GAMES AND PLAYERS   By STEVEN TRAVERS   Contents Introduction THE QUEST: RECOGNITION, LEGITIMACY AND HISTORICAL REVISIONISM   PART ONE THE ELITE TEN   1. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS 2.  NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH 3.  ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE 4...