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Writers Present Author Series

Now Presenting: Francesca Lia Block

 

Thursday, September 12 at 7:00pm  

Mission Viejo City Council Chamber  

200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo  

Award-winning author Francesca Lia Block will speak about her life and writing, and will introduce her latest novel for young adults, Love in the Time of Global Warming.  

Block is renowned for her groundbreaking novels and stories, including the influential young adult novel Weetzie Bat, a contemporary fairy tale set in a glittering Los Angeles. Her postmodern, magic-realist tales transport readers through the harsh, gritty landscapes of everyday life to transcendent realms of the senses where love conquers fear.

She has received numerous honors, including the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award and the Phoenix Award, as well as citations from the American Library Association, The New York Times Book Review and the School Library Journal.

Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

This free program is sponsored by Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library.  

   
 Author_Francesca Lia Block  
   Book_Love in the time of global warming

 Author_KevinO'Leary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kevin O'Leary 

The Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money: 

50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Monday September 16, 2013 at 7:00pm

Norman P. Murray Community Center

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

This free program is sponsored by Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library.  Reserve your seat: 949/830-7100 ext. 5105 or A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe at 949/854-8288

             This is a pre-release event. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

 Book will not be released to the general public until September 17th.

 
Author_Ellen Hopkins  Book_Smoke
 Book_To be perfectly honest sonya sones

 

 

Ellen Hopkins & Sonya Sones

Thursday, September 19 at 7:00pm  

Mission Viejo City Council Chamber  

200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo  

Award-winning authors Ellen Hopkins and Sonya Sones will speak about their lives and writing, and introduce their latest novels for young adults, Smoke and To Be Perfectly Honest. Widely acclaimed for their verse novels that face heavy issues head-on, these two authors have an eager following of both teen and adult readers.

Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crank, a harrowing story based her daughter’s real-life struggle with addiction. Her other novels for young adults include Burned, Identical, and Perfect, as well as the adult novels Triangles and Collateral.

Sones has written several books for teens, including What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know. Her books have been honored with a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

This free program is sponsored by Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library

     
 
Author_Weird Al on Trike  
   Title_My New Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

   

Weird Al Yankovic

Sunday September 22, 2013 at 10:00am-1:00pm

Norman P. Murray Community Center

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
 


Weird Al Yankovic, will host a special book signing in Mission Viejo September 22 for his new children's book, My New Teacher and Me.
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"Weird Al" Yankovic's new tale of Billy, the irrepressible star of the New York Times bestselling "When I Grow Up," is an uproarious back-to-school delight and Weird Al's second children's picture book. Dazzling wordplay and sparkling rhyme combine in a unique appreciation of the rewards of unabashed originality and the special joy of viewing the world gently askew.

"Weird Al" is best known to millions as America’s leading satirist of popular music and culture. He carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer. During his career, which spans three decades, Weird Al has won three Grammy Awards and sold more comedy albums than anyone else in history. He maintains a busy touring and recording schedule. This children's book adds to his already impressive resume.
The event is a "ticketed" book signing, and only "My New Teacher and Me" books purchased at the event will receive a ticket for the signing.

For more information, contact A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe at 949-854-8288 or the Mission Viejo Library 949-830-7100 Ext. 5105.                                      

                

                                  

Illustrator: Robin Preiss Glasser
 Book: Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
 
   
   
   
 
  Author_Gregory Raths

Book_9 Lives of a Fighter Pilot

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Hank Philippi Ryan  
  Book: Wrong Girl

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy Nancy Extravaganza

 Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00pm

Norman P. Murray Community Center

24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo 

Fancy clothes, fancy words and fancy dolls! Join the fabulous fun with Fancy Nancy illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser, presenting

Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe plus hear about the soon-to-be-released Nancy Clancy book!


For more information,

contact A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe at 949-854-8288

or the Mission Viejo Library 949-830-7100 Ext. 5105.  

 

 

Gregory Raths

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00pm

Mission Viejo City Council Chamber  

200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo  

9 Lives of a Fighter Pilot: 

One Pilot's Personal Story as an American Patriot  

 A pilot's life is never dull, especially when you're a jet fighter pilot in the Marines flying assault missions in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's reign and then when you work at the White House under President Clinton! Sometimes you have close calls with Death. Sometimes you get nine lives. You better live the ninth to its fullest! This is Colonel Greg Raths' life... a roadmap for success.

 

 

Coming soon: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00pm

City Hall Council Chamber

200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
 

What if you didn't know the truth about your own family?

Meet this year's Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and winner of 28 Emmys for investigative reporting Hank Phillippi Ryan as she debuts her newest riveting thriller, The Wrong Girl.

To reserve a seat please call 949.830.7100 ext. 5105

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Past Writers Present Author Series Programs

 

  • Alan Brennert
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Brian Selznick
  • Candace Bushnell
  • Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Henry Winkler
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Meg Cabot
  • Mike Lupica
  • T. Jefferson Parker
  • Robert Wagner

 

About The Writers Present Author Series

The Writers Present Author Series has grown over the years and has brought many great writers and personalities toMission Viejo to share their vision and talents with our community.

The series is graciously sponsored by of Friends of the Library.

Friends of the Mission Viejo Library