Thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and international humanitarian, Jimmy Carter joins Books Inc. Opera Plaza for a booksigning in celebration of his new memoir, A Full Life: Reflection at Ninety.
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New York Times-bestselling author and Raymond Chandler Award-recipient Don Winslow, discusses his highly anticipated new novel, The Cartel. Called “his finest novel yet” by legendary author James Ellroy, The Cartel is a gripping, true-to-life, ripped-from-the-headlines epic story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.
Looking for feedback on your kid’s book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to this hands-on critique group moderated by a professional children’s book editor with nearly 20 years of experience. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer’s work. Pre-register and learn more at http://www.booksinc.net/childrens_book_writing_group
Summer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.
Join us for a party celebrating all things Alice in Wonderland! In honor of Lewis Carroll’s classic inspiring 150 years of magic, Laurel Village is hosting an ALL DAY PARTY with tea & scones, a costume contest, and games. Cookie decorating will take place at 2 PM, followed by Storytime.