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SM local, Nancy Raven Smith, has announced the release of her first book, a mystery titled “Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra.”

News, Author, Books

Santa Monica Screenwriter Debuts with Mystery

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.

William Wellman, Jr. spoke about his book “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel” to a small local audience of film buffs at Barnes

News, Santa Monica, Author

Son Of A Hollywood Maverick Visits Santa Monica

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.”

Santa Monica resident Adam Rakunas will release his science fiction/fantasy novel “Windswept” in September.

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Santa Monica Author To Release First Novel "Windswept"

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.

Meet Dr. Avraham Perlmutter, author of 'Determined: The Story of a Holocaust Survivor,' on Tuesday, July 14.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Meet Author, Holocaust Survivor Dr. Avraham Perlmutter At Free Ocean Park Library Event

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.

Amnon Kabatchnik.

News, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Resident Wins Two National Awards For Book

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).

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Free Diet Books From Author In Lead Up To Christmas

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).

Stacey and Walter Todd.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Father-Daughter Authors Host Santa Monica Book Launch Party Tuesday, Dec. 9

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.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Main Library Presents "An Evening with Michael Connelly" On Nov. 4

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.

Jeffrey Condon, of law firm Condon and Condon, has published the second revised edition of his book, Beyond the Grave.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Attorney Publishes Revised Version Of Estate Planning Book

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.

Author Craig Horowitz with his book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy.”

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author Writes Book On Ted Kennedy’s Legislature

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.

History, travel, romance, and fantasy inspire debut novel by young Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author C.T. Hillin Debuts First Novel "The Imati"

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.

Gracie Davis, a Santa Monica pug, has published a book called “The Wit and Wisdom of Gracie.”

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A Pug's Guide To Life: Santa Monica Dog Writes A Book

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.

Santa Monica author April Smith has published a novel called 'A Star for Mrs. Blake.'

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Local Author April Smith Explores Time Between Two Of The Biggest Wars

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.

Dr. Joan A. Friedman has published her second book about twins.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author Identifies Identity Crisis Issues In "Twinships"

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.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Patti Davis’ novel “The Blue Hour” is a ghost story that appeals to young adults.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Why I Wrote "The Blue Hour" - A Novel On Forgiveness, Bullying & An Angry Ghost

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?

Chris Hedges has been a columnist for Truthdig since 2007. He is also a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University. He currently teaches inmates at a correctional facility in New Jersey.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Author

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author To Speak At Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club

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.

Authors John Searles and Dennis Lehane will participate in a program Saturday that's free and open to the public.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Best-Selling Authors To Talk At Santa Monica Library Saturday Afternoon

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.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Santa Monica writer Darryl Sollerh debuts his latest novella entitled “Alibis of the Heart.”

News, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Writer Debuts His Sixth Novella In The Past Eight Months

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.

Author Susan Spann has written about a ninja detective who solves murders in the crime novel “Claws of the Cat: A Shinobi Mystery.”

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Santa Monica Author Pens Ninja Detective Book About 16th Century Murders

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.”

Alan Mindell (left) has published his first novel called 'The Closer.'

News, Santa Monica, Author

After Many Years Trying, Santa Monica Man's Novel "The Closer" Is Published

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.

Author Neil Grunig has penned a book about the power and importance of the ocean.

News, Santa Monica, Author, Ocean

Santa Monica Author Sheds Light On The Ocean In First Published Book "Wave Riding"

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.

Spencer Croul is the founder of Croul Publications.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Author

Surfer Starts Publishing Company; Tom Blake Featured In Latest 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.

Patti Davis author of “Till Human Voices Wake Us.”

News, Santa Monica, Author

The Long Birth Of A Novel

Posted May. 20, 2013, 8:53 am

Patti Davis tells the story of how her latest novel, "Till Human Voices Wake Us," began twelve years ago with an encounter on the beach in Malibu and concluded with a discovery of self publishing.

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