RESCHEDULED!   September 7th, 1:00 p.m. - David Putnam


​In 1973, Imogene Taylor is seventy-five years old, on parole for murder. Twelve years earlier, she went to prison for killing her love-of-her-life-husband. She called it an accident. The judge and jury called it murder. Now on parole, Imogene helps her neighbor’s daughter clear out a pyramid of boxes filled with junk in the garage and finds a dead woman who has been hidden for many years. Due to being on parole for murder, she is afraid to report the death and now has to deal with it.​​
During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics, Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau. He currently spends his time growing organic avocados and writing with his wife Mary and taking care of their three dogs.  

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​Sing Her Down by Ivy Pochoda​
Successful TV Writing by Bill Rabkin
Writing the Pilot 2 by Bill Rabkin

Sanctuary by Emily Rapp Black 
Liar by Rob Roberge

Rude Talk in Athens by Mark Haskell Smith

Blown by Mark Haskell Smith

Thirteen Question Method by David Ulin

Sidewalking by David Ulin

The Lost Art of Reading by David Ulin
Writing L.A.  by David Ulin


​​The Lost Desert​ by Tod Goldberg

Gangsters Never Die by Tod Goldberg

Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg

Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

When the Messenger is Hot by Elizabeth Crane
Turf by Elizabeth Crane
The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane
We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane

Cruising by Alex Espinoza

Still Water Saints by Alex Espinoza

Would-Land by Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Good Grief Journal by Jill Alexander Essbaum Devastation by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

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Saturday, July 20th, 1:00 P.M. , Sheila Lowe – MAXIMUM PRESSURE
​Handwriting expert Claudia Rose had no intention of revisiting her past when she accepted an invitation to her 25-year high school reunion. But when she stumbles upon the lifeless body of someone she knew, the event takes a chilling turn.  With the help of her homicide detective husband, Claudia delves into the investigation and finds herself drawn into a web of secrets and lies that have been buried for decades.

Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in the award-winning Forensic Handwriting series, Sheila is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in court cases

NEW LOCATION:  Coffee Tale in Old World Village 

                               7561 Center Ave, #39, Huntington Beach
                                (across the street from Costco)

Saturday, August 10th at NOON - D.P. Lyle - UNBALANCED

In the 7th novel of his Jake Longly series, Jake and Nicole are asked by his private detective father to pick up some papers from a realtor.  However, when they get there they find the realtor dead.  With a long list of suspects and millions of dollars at stake, Jake is again dragged into the investigation.

D.P. Lyle is the "go to person" for numerous novelists for his forensic knownledge as well as helping writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, etc.

​served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 45 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

LOCATION:  Coffee Tale in Old World Village  

                      7561 Center Ave, #39, Huntington Beach  

 Sunday, August 17th, 1:00 p.m., Ellen Byron & Rachel Howzell Hall
In A VERY WOODSY MURDER, Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron will be talking about her new Golden Motel series featuring a sitcom writer who has checked out of the familiar comforts in Studio City and checked in to the quaint village of Foundgold to run a motel. 
Ellen is an award-winning playwright and TV writer of comedies like WINGS, JUST SHOOT ME, and FAIRLY ODD PARENTS. She also writes under the name Maria DiRico.
Rachel Howzell Hall - In WHAT FIRE BRINGS a writer's search for her missing friend becomes a real-life thriller in a twisting novel of suspense.
Rachel  is best known for her series featuring Detective Elouise Norton, including Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, Trail of Echoes, and City of Saviors.

LOCATION:  Coffee Tale in Old World Village 
                      7561 Center Ave, #39, Huntington Beach