2018 Number 7, Rue Jacob Event Calendar

March 22-24  Left Coast Crime – Reno
3/24 noon-12:45 Panel Regrets, I Have a Few

3/24 10:10AM One Shot, reading from Number 7, Rue Jacob
4-4:45PM Panel Come Fly with Me, moderator

March 25 Sunday
10:00AM Peninsula Author Salon, Menlo Park

April 12 Thursday
7:00 signing at A Great Good Place for Books, with Janet Dawson
6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland CA 94611

April 19 Thursday
7:00 Janet Rudolph Author Salon, Berkeley CA

April 21 Saturday
11:00 AM Oakland Main Library, with Janet Dawson
          125 14th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
(510) 238-3134

3:00 PM Orinda Books, with Janet Dawson
     276 Village Square, Orinda 94563

May 16
7:00PM Menlo Park Library, with Janet Dawson
      800 Alma St., Menlo Park 94025

May 19
11AM Mystery Ink, with Janet Dawson
8907 Warner Ave. #135, Huntington Beach

3:00PM Book Carnival, with Janet Dawson
    348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange CA 92866

May 20
3:00PM Gatsby Books, with Janet Dawson
5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach CA 90808

Disturbing the Dark Signings

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The Color of Light, April 2014 The Color of Light, April 2014

Disturbing the Dark Signings
April 1 7:00 Book Launch Party  Lake Wildwood                Community Center, Penn Valley CA
For directions and gate access
email pmr40west@aol.com by 3/30/16 

April 2  2:00PM Oakland Main Library
           125 14th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
            (510) 238-3134

April 7 7:00 PM  A Great Good Place for Books                Montclair District, Oakland
6120 La Salle, Oakland 94611

April 9 1:00 PM Orinda Books
            276 Village Square, Orinda 94563

April 20 7:00PM Menlo Park Library
             800 Alma St., Menlo Park 94025

April 29 7:30PM  Mysterious Galaxy
             7051 Claremont Mesa, San Diego CA                       858-268-4747

April 30 2:00 Book Carnival
             348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange CA 92866

May 1   3:00PM Gatsby Books
             5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach 90808

May 2   7:00-9:00PM Anaheim Central Library
             500 W. Broadway, Anaheim CA 92805

June 4 3:00-4:30 Borderlands Books
            866 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94110
415 824-8203


Making Story now available on Kindle

Now available on Kindle

It’s often said that everyone has a book inside him or her — but how do you plot it? In Making Story, edited by the Edgar- and Macavity-nominated author Timothy Hallinan, twenty-one novelists–who have written more than 100 books among them and sold hundreds of thousands of copies–talk about how they go about turning an idea into a plot, and a plot into a book. Making Storyoffers practical, experience-based advice from people who have repeatedly sat down to write a good book and succeeded in doing just that. The writers who will help you to create your story are Michael Stanley, Kelli Stanley, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Jeffrey Siger, Zoe Sharp, Stephen Jay Schwartz, Mike Orenduff, Debbi Mack, Wendy Hornsby, Gar Anthony Haywood, Timothy Hallinan, Leighton Gage, Jeremy Duns, Bill Crider, Meredith Cole, Jeffrey Cohen, Rebecca Cantrell, Rachel Brady, Lisa Brackmann, Cara Black, and Brett Battles. This is an indispensable book for aspiring authors and the first in a series, each focusing on a different writing challenge.


It’s a Book!

Adapted from an earlier post on Getitwrite, the Perseverance Press author blog
Wendy Hornsby

You write a book and send it off.  Sometime later the typescript comes back from the editor decorated with blue pencil marks, with a page of two of notes with issues and questions to please address.  You make some changes, fix some errors, and send it back.  Again, sometime later, page proofs show up for a last proofread and an last chance to fix gaffes.  When you slip the proofs into a mailer and send them off this time, your work on the manuscript is finished.  By that time you are or should be well into the next book, and the completed book moves to the back of your mind.  Continue reading