San Diego fiction fans have a wide variety of events to choose from this week in all their favorite genres. From murder to romance to the paranormal, here’s a look at what’s happening this week.
Aug, 20, 7:00 PM, Amanda Hocking, Mysterious Galaxy
Celebrated author Amanda Hocking introduces the “Watersong” series with Wake. Gemma wakes up on the beach one morning to discover her life has changed in ways she could never have imagined. She must now choose between going back to what she knew or entering a world where she has unimaginable powers and temptations. Learn more about Amanda Hocking on her website at www.worldofamandahocking.com. Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, www.mystgalaxy.com.
Aug. 21, 7:00 PM, Dustin Thomason, Mysterious Galaxy
12-21 is a medical thriller that uses the Mayan calendar’s famous date, Dec. 21, 2012, to create a threat to end our civilization. This is Dustin Thomason’s first solo novel. Previously, he co-wrote the New York Times bestseller The Rule of Four with Ian Caldwell.
Aug. 24, 7:00 PM, Mysterious Galaxy – Books, romance, cupcakes, and tarot
Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting another of its multiple author events on Friday when Jenn McKinlay, Kate Carlisle, and Rochelle Staab join together for an evening of mystery and romance.
New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay will sign Red Velvet Revenge, her latest “Cupcake Bakery” mystery, in which the bakery co-owners take on a bake sale at a local rodeo and find themselves embroiled in murder instead of sales. More info: www.jennmckinlay.com.
Kate Carlisle is the second author in the threesome on Friday. The New York Times bestselling author will be signing her sixth “Bibliophile” novel, Peril in Paperback. Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the 50th birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s Aunt Grace, who has an extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction. Part of the fun involves a seance—but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead. More info: www.katecarlisle.com.
Rounding out the trio of authors at this event is Rochelle Staab, who will be signing her new “Mind for Murder” series entry, Bruja Brouhaha. The series features a Los Angeles psychologist and an occult professor who are married and must combine their talents and philosophies to solve a murder. More info: www.rochellestaab.com.
Aug. 25, 3:00 PM, Gregg Hurwitz, Mysterious Galaxy
International bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz will sign The Survivor, his latest thriller in which a divorced former soldier with PTSD thwarts a bank robbery by the Russian mob, only to see his family threatened by the mob unless he helps them rob the bank. More info: gregghurwitz.net.
Aug. 26, 3:00 PM, M.E. Montague, Fallbrook Library
The Fallbrook Library will be conducting a monthly Author Series and begins that series with Fallbrook resident M.E. Montague, who will introduce her trilogy, A Terrible Blessing. Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook.
Terry Ambrose is a freelance writer and author of Photo Finish – a novel about Hawaii, mystery, and trouble almost too hot to handle.