Posted Jan. 20, 2016, 10:35 am
Santa Monica resident, Nancy Raven Smith, has announced the release of her first book, a mystery titled “Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra.” The work is a result of a new-author’s program and is already garnering awards.
Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:44 am
William Wellman, Jr. has lived a very interesting life. “I’ve been an actor for almost 60 years,” the 78-year-old California resident said. “I worked in 56 features. I’ve done more leads in bad movies than almost any actor who can still get a job.”
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:45 am
Santa Monica-raised author Adam Rakunas has written a science fiction/fantasy novel, entitled “Windswept,” to be released in September.
Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:41 am
Santa Monica Public Library’s Ocean Park Branch will host Dr. Avraham Perlmutter, author of "Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor," on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 pm.
Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 9:52 am
Santa Monica resident Amnon Kabatchnik’s latest book, Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, An Annotated Repertoire has been awarded the Gold Medal in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards (Reference Category) as well as the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards (Reference Category).
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:14 am
Your New Year’s resolution to lose weight may be made much easier as free copies of “The New Lean For Life” will be given away during each of the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 12-23).
Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 9:43 am
Father-daughter author team Walter and Stacey Todd will hold a free book launch release party in Santa Monica at Hamilton Gallery this Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:49 am
Santa Monica Public Library will present "An Evening with Michael Connelly" on Tuesday, Nov, 4 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:09 am
Beyond the Grave, by author, Santa Monica native and attorney Jeffrey Condon of Condon and Condon, lays out tips for making wills and living trusts, as well as telling stories about what happens when money is divided up between surviving relatives.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am
For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am
Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.
Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:28 am
My name is Gracie Davis, and I am a newly published author. I’m fairly well known in Santa Monica – I frequently stroll along Montana Avenue with my mother. I hang out in Shabby Chic, get a quick blow-dry at Zaine’s Colour Salon (I love blow dries!) and wait for my mother at Kreation while she gulps down shot glasses of weird looking juice – I have no idea what that stuff is, I’m just glad she doesn’t give it to me.
Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 9:25 am
Taking readers to a world that existed generations ago is quite the difficult task, especially for an author whose key means of researching the stories she tells involves physically visiting to locations set in her books.
Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 9:22 am
There’s no question that the media tends to glorify the twin lifestyle by emphasizing the exciting, fun advantages that come with being a twin.
Posted Jan. 29, 2014, 8:59 am
The ABC’s of Money by Santa Monica resident and founder of Women’s Investment Network, LLC, Natalie Pace has spent 42 weeks at number one for “Intro to Investing” on Amazon.
Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 9:23 am
What happens to us if we keep being angry at the people who bullied and tormented us during our lives? If we die with all that anger in us, could we be trapped here? Tethered to earth by the sheer weight of our resentments? Are ghosts simply people who couldn’t get past their own troubled emotions?
Posted Oct. 3, 2013, 8:17 am
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges will present his latest thesis, “The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies,” in a thought-provoking talk at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club in Santa Monica at 11 am on Oct. 13.
Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:27 am
The Santa Monica Public Library will welcome critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane for the Southern California book launch event of Searles’ new novel "Help for the Haunted" this Saturday.
Posted Sep. 11, 2013, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates the seventh annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature at the special event this Thursday.
Posted Aug. 25, 2013, 8:55 am
Santa Monica writer Darryl Sollerh, whose novellas published this year have garnered him First Horizon, Hoffer Award Finalist honors, as well as two Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist honors, will this week debut his latest, entitled “ALIBIS OF THE HEART”, marking his sixth novella to be released in the past eight months.
Posted Aug. 22, 2013, 8:27 am
Santa Monica native Susan Spann has taken the literary world by storm with her debut crime fiction novel, “Claws of the Cat: A Shinobi Mystery.”
Posted Aug. 13, 2013, 9:10 am
Santa Monica resident and published author Alan Mindell believes his life has just begun at the age of 72.
Posted Aug. 1, 2013, 8:44 am
Neil Grunig’s 19 years of surf experience has afforded him the opportunity to share his experiences and perspective on surfing and the ocean in his first published book.
Posted Jul. 16, 2013, 9:19 am
Spencer Croul, an avid surfer and surf memorabilia collector, was able to transform his surf enthusiasm into a publishing company that reflects this passion.