Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Book Signing with James Grant Goldin and Charlotte Goldin

Join us for a book signing with co-authors James Grant Goldin and his 11-year old daughter Charlotte Goldin on Saturday, April 26 from 2-4pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new book, The Aesir Kids.

James, a veteran TV writer for the Discovery and History channels, shared his love of the Norse myths and Thor comic books with his daughter Charlotte, who from an early age began creating stories set amongst the Aesir, the gods and goddesses of Asgard.   The Aesir Kids, is their first full length collaboration.  It introduces middle grade readers (ages 8 to 12) to the children of the Norse gods, who have incredible strength and magical weapons, and like many young readers, also have problems with school, bullies, misbehaving pets, traditional family expectations and quirky relatives.  The Aesir Kids face their challenges with creativity and compassion, but most of all with courage and humor.

The story tells of THRUD, the young teenage daughter of Thor, who wants to fly with the Valkyries but first has to balance fighting trolls and giants with her after-school job waiting tables at Valhalla... FIRE, the young master of flame, son of the three mysterious Norns... MAGNI and MODI, Thrud's younger brothers, whose strength is matched only by their knack for getting into trouble... SKADE, the four-year-old goddess of skiing... HELA, the very conflicted seven- year-old goddess of death…along with other gods, godlings, light-elves, trolls, dwarfs and strange creatures.  When their home world is threatened with destruction, the young heroes must find a way to save the universe...and find the core of courage within themselves.

Whether or not readers are familiar with the Norse myths, kids and parents alike can relate to the characters’ familiar struggles and enjoy their fantastic adventures. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Signing with Douglas Woods

Join us for a book signing with Douglas Woods on Sunday, April 13th, from 2-4pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, Dreaming Small.

Featuring a number of local homes!

The masterpieces of small-house living featured here will serve as inspiration to those who struggle with the challenges presented by contemporary life in petite-size homes. Dreaming Small is a celebration of jewel-box homes, each marked by a sense of style that marries eclecticism, practicality, beauty, and livability. From quintessential bungalows and classic casas to Tudor fantasies, these delightful abodes are models of rich diversity and inspired living. In brilliant new photography, the book explores the possibilities that exist in these mostly unpublished gems by legendary architects Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Paul R. Williams, among others. The houses, each under two thousand square feet, are examples of what is possible in the small house and offer the reader a colorful palette of ideas from which to artfully transform spaces into comfortable, contemporary living. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Signing with Tom Rogers

Join us for a book signing with Tom Rogers on Saturday, April 12th, from 2-4pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, Eleven.

"Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them.

This is a story about bullies and heroes. About tragedy and hope. About enemies with two legs and friends with four, and pesky little sisters and cranky old men, and an unexpected lesson in kindness delivered with a slice of pizza.

This is Eleven: the journey of a boy turning eleven on 9/11."

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Signing with Allison Chaney

Join us for a book signing with Allison Chaney on Saturday, April 5th, from 2-4pm. She will be signing copies of her new book, Queen Me.

Chaney's poetry possesses a unique brand of energy you will surely not find anywhere else. Some pieces have attitude, while others strike chords within the deepest depths of the reader's psyche. There is a grand amount of excitement contained within this anthology and a profound beauty that will evoke a plethora of emotional responses. Chaney, without a doubt, is the queen of vibrant poetry. And "Queen Me" will most certainly take you out of a mundane world. 

*A portion of the profits will go to The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Signing with Robin Ellis

Join us for a book signing with Robin Ellis on Saturday, March 15th, from 2-3pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, Healthy Eating for Life.

This is a collection of simple but tasty recipes from Robin Ellis based on the Mediterranean way of cooking. It includes such recipes as Chilled Curried Apple Soup; Sweet Potato, Fennel and Smoky Bacon au Gratin; Cauliflower Roasted with Garlic and Coriander Seeds; Turkish Spinach with Rice; Smoky Spanish Fish Stew; Chicken and Leeks with Lemon; Pork Chops Braised with Rosemary, Garlic and Thyme; Hazelnut Pasta; Chickpea, Leek and Fennel Curry; Peaches in Honey and Lime; and much more.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Signing with Arthur Hoyle

Join us for a book signing with Arthur Hoyle on Sunday, March 9th, from 2-4pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Unknown Henry Miller.

Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of this career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned "Paris" books--beginning with Tropic of Cancer--were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene. Un...til then he had toiled in relative obscurity and poverty. The Unknown Henry Miller recounts Miller's career from its beginnings in Paris in the 1930s but focuses on his years living in Big Sur, California, from 1944 to 1961, during which he wrote many of his most important books, including The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, married and divorced twice, raised two children, painted watercolors, and tried to live out an aesthetic and personal credo of self-realization.

Written with the cooperation of the Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and other estates, The Unknown Henry Miller quotes extensively from Miller's correspondence in order to offer the reader direct experience of the author and man. It also draws on material not available to previous biographers, including interviews with Lepska Warren, Miller's third wife, and revelations from unpublished portions of Anais Nin's diaries. Behind the "bad boy" image, the author finds a man with devoted friendships, whose challenge of literary sexual taboos was part of a broader assault on the dehumanization of man and commercialization during the postwar years. He puts Miller's alleged misogyny in the context of his satire of sexual mores in general, and makes the case for restoring this groundbreaking writer to his rightful place in the American literary canon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Signing with Erwin Raphael McManus

Join us for a book signing with Erwin Raphael McManus on Saturday, March 1st, from 12-2pm. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Artisan Soul.

In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus, author, thought leader, and founder of MOSAIC in Los Angeles, pens a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance. McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art.  There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.
McManus demonstrates that we all carry within us the essence of an artist.  We all need to create, to be a part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true, in order to allow our souls to come to life.  It's not only the quality of the ingredients we use to build our lives that matter, but the care we bring to the process itself.  Just like baking artisan bread, it's a process that's crafted over time.  And God has something to say about how we craft our lives.  With poignant, inspirational stories and insights from art, life, history, and scripture interspersed throughout, McManus walks readers through the process of crafting a life of beauty and wonder.