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Rancho Santa Fe Library welcomes author Richard Torregrossa

Author Richard Torregrossa

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa discussed his novel

Accomplished author/journalist Richard Torregrossa to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa will discuss “Terminal Life, A Suited Hero Novel,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library as part of the Local Writer’s Showcase.

“Terminal Life” is first in a series by Oceanview Publishing, recognized as one of the country’s top independent publishers of original mystery, thriller, and suspense titles. Hear how this story was written within the walls of the local library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Guild Room.

Local author Kathy Aarons speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Kelly Hayes, author Kathy Aarons, Simone Camilleri

Local author Kathy Aarons discussed her novel “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates”

Rancho Santa Fe author’s novel, ‘Forever Lasts till Dawn,’ draws from real life

Monty Silverstone

It all started when Rancho Santa Fe author Monty Silverstone went to get his palm read at a party. The air at the party was full of smoke, so he went outside and saw a palm reader next door.

“I thought that, for a laugh, I’d go in there and spend 10 dollars,” Silverstone said of the night. “So I go in there and she tells me some stuff that happens to be true, like that I was going to sign a paper to buy a new property. She told me some good stuff. Then she said, ‘You’re going to write a novel that is going to be very successful and get a five-star review.’”

‘Art of Racing’ author Stein brings light to University Club luncheon

L-R: Julie Slavinsky, Garth Stein, Nancy Vaughan

“There’s a rule by, like, the Author’s Guild of the Universe,” said Garth Stein during a recent luncheon hosted by The Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego and Warwick’s. “One dog book per author.”

Stein was in town to talk about the follow-up to his beloved best-seller, “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” whose canine narrator, Enzo, has touched millions of readers during the book’s whopping 158 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. If you’re a dog person at all, you’ve most likely read, cried through and quoted the book — and bought copies to share with everyone you know.

His new novel, “A Sudden Light,” is already receiving rave reviews, despite the fact that it never once mentions a dog.

Local author to discuss new mystery at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Kathy Aarons

The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library welcomes local author Kathy Aarons to discuss “Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates,” first in the Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts local author Ruth Godley

Library branch manager Haley Kwon, Publishing consultant David Wogahn, Janice Giffen, Library Membership Development Manager Susan Appleby, Christy Wilson

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosted a discussion on the book “Life, What Have You Got for Me Today?”

Rancho Santa Fe Library to host event for longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Godley’s new book

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild will present a guest speaker and a discussion on “Life, What Have You Got for Me Today?” by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias, RSF. Ruth’s daughter, Janice Giffin, and the book’s publisher will talk about Godley’s book of adventures at home and abroad. Author Ruth Godley is also expected to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served and autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley shares a life of literary adventure in new book

Ruth Giffin Godley and Janice Giffin. Photo by Diane Welch

Times have changed dramatically in the world of the written word. With the global reach of blogs and social media, everyone, it seems, is a writer.

For Rancho Santa Fe resident and longtime professional wordsmith Ruth Giffin Godley, 94, these changes have not fazed a lifelong career using her literary talent.

Taking advantage of modern self-publishing tools, Godley has documented her personal odyssey in a book that retells stories of her life and career as a freelance writer.

Journalist brings experience as a fashion writer to new book ‘“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel”

Terminal Life

After developing the main character and plot at the Rancho Santa Fe Library for months, local author Richard Torregrossa is set to release his first thriller July 1.

“Terminal Life: A Suited Hero Novel” follows Luke Stark, a Special Forces veteran, who returns home from his second tour in Afghanistan to learn that his wife has been murdered and his son has disappeared. Nicknamed “The Suited Hero” for his impeccable suit, Stark sets out on a path for revenge and a search for his son.

The novel is written in a “very cinematic style,” said Torregrossa, who wrote most of the book at the library while living in Rancho Santa Fe. He currently resides in Scripps Ranch.

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