Emil DeAndreis presents his memoir Hard to Grip, which tells the story of how as a promising baseball player DeAndreis was struck with rheumatoid arthritis.
Jim McDermott will be presenting his debut novel Bitter Is the Wind at the Rustler Ski Lodge in Alta, UT.
Joseph Di Prisco presents his latest memoir The Pope of Brooklyn at the Lafayette Library.
David Kukoff, editor of Los Angeles in the 1970s, moderates a discussion between contributors Joe Donnelly, Lynell George, and Del Zamora in the Poet's Corner at Whittier College Library.
Martin Pousson will discuss his latest collection Black Sheep Boy at the book club at Diesel, A Bookstore.
Brian McGreevy presents his latest novel The Lights.
"I was taken most seriously when listening to men listen to themselves.”
When Leda Galvan, a gifted writer who can also occasionally be given to self-destruction, gets in to the school of her dreams and sets out to make a new life in Austin, she soon discovers that the heaviest baggage cannot always be left behind.
Funny, smart, and self-aware, The Lights is also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of how we connect in our most intimate bonds, sure to please fans of both Emma Straub and Eric Rohmer. As Leda and the men in her orbit grapple with sex, betrayal, honesty, and each other, their own closely-held ideas of who they are in matters of love and art give way to transformative decisions and the revelation of what comes next.
Paula Priamos presents her debut novel, the psychological thriller Inside V, at Book Soup in West Hollywood.
Martin Pousson and Erin Judge will participate in an LGBT panel at Flintridge Bookstore.
Harold Bronson, co-founder of Rhino Records, presents his collection and memoir My British Invasion.
Jo Haldeman will present her new memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years.
Jo Haldeman presents her memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978. Jo Haldeman is the wife of H. R. Haldeman, President Nixon's Chief of Staff.
Contributors Steve Hodel, Chip Jacobs, and David Kukoff will discuss the essay collection Los Angeles in the 1970s at the South Pasadena Public Library.
Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon's chief of staff H. R. Haldeman, presents her memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978.
Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon's chief-of-staff H. R. Haldeman, presents her new memoir In the Shadow of the White House at the fitting location of the Nixon Library.
Lise Erin presents her debut novel Matilda Empress, the imaginative historical retelling of the life of 12th century Holy Roman Empress Matilda.
Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon's Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, signs copies of her new memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978.
Jo Haldeman, wife of President Nixon's Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, presents her new memoir In the Shadow of the White House: A Memoir of the Washington and Watergate Years, 1968-1978.
Jim McDermott presents his debut novel Bitter Is the Wind at Chevalier's Books.
John Andrew Fredrick presents his new novel Your Caius Aquilla at Stories Book Cafe.
John Kiriakou presents his memoir Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison at The Strand Bookstore in NYC.
Tobias Carroll will present and read from his debut novel Reel. He will be joined by the writer Duncan B. Barlow.
Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy, will read from his latest work and participate in a panel discussion entitled "Home is Where the Art Is: Or Is It?"
11:30 AM - Martin will read in the Cabildo Room at the Monteleone Hotel.
1:00 PM - Martin will join a panel discussion in Royal Salon C at the Monteleone Hotel.
Sean McDaniel will present his latest thriller Criminal Zoo at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Downtown Denver.
Tobias Carroll will present and read from his debut novel Reel. He will be joined by fellow writers Duncan B. Barlow and Dylan Hicks.
Tobias Carroll will read from and present his debut novel Reel. He will be joined by fellow writers Duncan B. Barlow and Miriam Suzanne.
Contributors Lynell George, Deanne Stillman, Chip Jacobs, and 2014 LA Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez will participate in a panel discussion moderated by David Kukoff, editor of Los Angeles in the 1970s.
Tobias Carroll will sign and read from his debut novel Reel. He will be joined by the writer Duncan B. Barlow.
Tyler Knight will read from and sign his debut novel Burn My Shadow.
Tobias Carroll will read from and present his debut novel Reel. He will be joined by the writer Duncan B. Barlow.
Joseph Di Prisco presents his latest memoir The Pope of Brooklyn at A Great Good Place for Books. The Pope of Brooklyn continues the events of Di Prisco's highly successful memoir Subway to California.
Kevin Smokler will discuss his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville.
Jim McDermott presents his debut novel Bitter Is the Wind at Broadway Books in his hometown of Portland, OR.
Martin Pousson will join fellow Los Angeles-based authors Alex Espinoza, Dan Lopez, and Wendy C. Ortiz, for a discussion about the ways they found homes for their unique voices and the independent literary communities that champion them, from publishers to bookstores and publications, in LA and beyond.
Kevin Smokler will give a talk entitled "Northbrook, Illinois: The Capitol City of '80s Teen Movies." He will also read from and discuss his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies.
Lise Arin presents Matilda Empress at Open Mic Night at the New York Society Library.
Jim McDermott presents his debut novel Bitter Is the Wind at Sundance Bookstore in Reno, NV.
In conjunction with Lambda Lit Fest, you're invited to Queer Bird Lit, a night celebrating some of Los Angeles' best contemporary queer authors, as they read from their work and pay homage to their favorite queer writers.
Writers include Christopher Zeischegg aka Danny Wylde, author of The Wolves that Live in Skin and Space; Erin Judge, author of Vow of Celibacy, Catie Disabato, author of The Ghost Network, and Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy.
Stephen Robert Stein and Doug Cooper will discuss their new novels at the Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Cincinnati.
Stephen Robert Stein is the author of The Oath and Doug Cooper is the author of The Investment Club.
The following contributors to Los Angeles in the 1970s will participate in a panel discussion about the book: Luis J. Rodriguez, Matthew Specktor, Lynell George, Joe Donnelly, and David Kukoff.
Jamie Mayer will present her debut novel Painless at the Last Bookstore.
Event will include live music, dramatic readings, and wine!
Seventeen-year-old Quinn can't feel physical pain.
Born with a rare neurological condition, he's faced accidents and emergency room visits. It's a surprise he's still alive—a fact that has left him to his own devices for most of his life. No school, no friends, no rules. At the mercy of his older sister Caitlin, who has spent the past few years caring for their dying father, he spends his days drinking at a nearby bar, testing his limits, and working on a graphic novel about a mysterious vigilante called Shadow Man. Lately, though, even his art has taken a turn for the worse.
On the same day his father dies, Quinn accidentally gets hit by a car and Caitlin decides that this is the last straw. Left with the choice to either find a job and grow up, or be committed to a rehabilitation center, Quinn takes a gig at a local butcher shop owned by the father of a sensitive but troubled girl who often changes her appearance with the flick of a wrist. But the closer he gets to finding stability, the further he spins out of control, as the lines between art and reality continue to dissipate.
In this debut novel, Jamie Mayer offers an unflinching and poignant look at loss, empathy, and how to grow up without feeling pain.
South Bay Contemporary at the Loft will display John Dingler's Whistleblower John Kiriakou art piece as part of the Dear President art exhibit.
Materials from Kiriakou's memoir Doing Time Like a Spy (May 16, 2017) will be on-hand and John Dingler will discuss Kiriakou's story with attendees.
Heidi Barnes presents her debut novel The Bellman at the Book Passage.
Kevin Smokler will discuss his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies after a screening of The Breakfast Club.
There are screenings at 6pm and at 8:30pm.
Kevin Smokler will present his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies, alongside a screening and trivia of select movies from the book.
Kevin Smokler presents his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix.
From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the Goondocks in Astoria, ’80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screens and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why the locations are so important to the movies.
Kevin Smokler will present his latest book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies, along with Jason Diamond, the author of Searching for John Hughes. This event includes screening of clips from various '80s movies.
Heidi Barnes and J. A. Davis will present their debut novels The Bellman and Crisis: Blue.
All young men want to run away and join the circus. For Stanley Douglas, a naïve but determined young man, the closest he could find is The Maycliff.
When Stanley takes the first real job in his life as a bellman at an historic mansion turned luxury inn on the majestic coast of Maine, he has no idea what he’s in for. The Maycliff attracts eccentric guests of all types, from brash Texan lotharios to African dictators with suitcases full of cash. But the guests can’t compare to the staff. The Cook is a prima donna, the manager is a prissy militant, the maids are brassy pranksters, the bartender’s a drunk, and someone’s got their fingers in the till. The only bright spot may be Mindy, the pretty waitress who misses Stanley’s attempts at impressing her but always seems to find a way to bear witness to his bumbling gaffs.
Trying his best to keep order in chaos, Stanley finds that joy and loss, humor and tragedy, friendship and betrayal are all part of the job—and life. Most important, though, is the discovery that everything is going to be all right even if everything is going very, very wrong.
With wit, humor and a sense of nostalgia, The Bellman brings readers back to a day of classic American storytelling, with colorful characters, a picturesque backdrop, and a story that inspires and delights.
North Korea continues to taunt the United States by detonating nuclear weapons and launching long-range missiles across the Pacific. This threat is suddenly overshadowed by the destruction of the US fleet as it sails through the Straits of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf. As the crisis escalates, little attention is paid to several blue, bloated, and grossly disfigured Asian sailors who wash ashore in Galveston, Texas. Meanwhile, the North Korean cargo ship, Il-sung, is able to slip into Whiskey Bay, Louisiana, unnoticed, where she offloads her cargo: highly radioactive weapons of mass destruction.
As more Asian sailors become deathly ill from the many weeks spent at sea in close proximity to their lethal cargo, they are transferred to a small hospital in Carencrow, Louisiana, for treatment. Dr. Rex Bent, an emergency room physician, immediately becomes suspicious and notifies the proper authorities. With their coup de grâce in jeopardy the extremists realize that Dr. Bent—and his wife and confidante, Trissy—must be eliminated without raising suspicion. Pursued and hounded like traitors who had betrayed their country, the Bents are in a race against time, determined to discover the significance of Crisis: Blue.
Tobias Carroll is going to bring down the house at KGB Bar in NYC! Tobias is the author of the novel REEL.
Kevin Smokler presents his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies at the wonderful Books & Books store in Miami, FL.