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  • Check It Out: Loved the movie? Try the book

    The current trend of making young-adult books into movies is exploding! "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are just a few success stories, with more on the way. Movie releases are turning these books into publishing sensations and drawing even more attention to these excellent teen titles.
  • Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'

    Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'
    The past five years for Steve Foley has included darkness, depression, yet victory and happiness, resolve that led to writing a book about Newport Beach. At times, Foley admitted, the words flowed, and faded, came back and surpassed more than what was...

    City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow

    City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow
    The other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received...

    Newsletter leads to first book

     Newsletter leads to first book
    When Bill Eddy started his newsletter nine years ago, he didn't have any aspirations to be an author. The Newport Beach retail real estate consultant had accumulated a thick Rolodex of contacts, and as a way of staying in touch, he began emailing the Eddy...

    Check It Out: Picking a winner for beginners

    This past year, I had the privilege of being a member of the 2013 (Theodore Seuss) Geisel Award Selection Committee. As stated by the American Library Assn. (ALA) website: "The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most...