Interview with Kim Hooper | In Their Own Words #authorinterview #kimhooper #sundaysessions

I was engaged by TINY from the start! We meet three different people tied together by grief and tragedy. It was a fast paced story that takes a look at grief and how these characters grieve in their own way and at their own speed. Set in Orange County, Kim Hooper has written a beautiful…

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Interview with Alexa Kingaard | In Their Own Words #authorinterview #mynameisrose #acornpublishing #sundaysessions

Please welcome local author Alexa Kingaard to the blog and enjoy getting to know her background and her inspirations! You can read my complete review of My Name is Rose HERE, but in short… I loved reading about the bucolic life on a commune, the space to explore, the sense of accomplishment that comes from…

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Book Review and Interview | The Scribbled Victims by Robert Tomoguchi #authorsoftheOC #thescribbledvictims

Genre: Paranormal, Vampires Published: February 28, 2017 Pages: 340 There’s a saying about how books always seem to find their reader, and this is especially true of this book… I haven’t read a good vampire novel in years. It’s not my preferred genre even though I devoured everything Anne Rice wrote in the 90s, loved…

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Local Author Spotlight & Book Review| My Name Is Rose by Alexa Kingaard #bookreview #mynameisrose #acornpublishing #alexakingaard

Genre/Themes: Women’s Fiction, Family/Forgiveness, Hippie Culture, Mothers and Daughters Published: March 15, 2019 Pages: 228 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊/5 My Review: I stumbled onto this book and author when I happened to see a post on Instagram. One of the main goals of my blog is to support authors, especially authors who live in Southern California. When I…

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Books We Love ❤️: “Ship It” by Britta Lunden

We were the lucky recipients of a very special book. “Ship It” gave us all the feels. This is a unique and funny YA story about super fans and social media and the entertainment industry. The author may already be a household name if you have fans of the CW show Riverdale in your house.…

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July 2018 | Author Events

As you may know, Author Events and Book Signings are my jam.  I love to meet these talented people who entertain and educate me – make me laugh, make me cry and also scare me…ahem Caroline Kepnes, Kaira Rouda and Karin Slaughter. This month, I’m REALLY excited to meet:  Andy Weir, Liz Fenton & Lisa…

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Author Event: Andy Weir, Mission Viejo

We are excited to listen to Andy Weir speak at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. My husband and I really enjoyed The Martian and he read Artemis as soon as I had an advanced reader copy! Event tickets for tonights event can be purchased below: One ticket (which includes a hard…

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California Summer, Anita Hughes

“Tender and triumphant… California Summer made my heart sing.” ~ Allison Winn Scotch We couldn’t be happier that local author Anita Hughes has a new book out next week! She writes the most beautifully descriptive “getaway” fiction. All her books take place in different cities around the world, so a love letter to California, her…

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