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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.

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library summer program offers a variety of activities

Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library is hoping that kids will “Pause to Read” this summer as part of its annual summer reading program. The program kicked off on June 5 and lasts through July 31 with a fully packed schedule of free activities, encouraging kids to read anything they can get their hands on.

To participate, kids just have to sign up and choose their reading goal — 10 hours or 10 books. Every time they reach that goal they can earn a prize and go through the program as many times as they can.

Rancho Santa Fe author releases final book in award-winning trilogy

Between Heartbreak and Happiness

After more than a decade of developing the series, Rancho Santa Fe author Sárka-Jonae Miller has recently released “Between Heartbreak and Happiness,” the final book in her in award-winning trilogy.

“It was always planned to be a trilogy,” Miller said. “Getting this third one out is a real accomplishment.”

Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society author’s novel offers contrasts between two neighboring African countries

Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Eleanor Morse, Literary Society President Candace Humber, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito. Photo by McKenzie Images

“White Dog Fell From the Sky” is a novel of stark contrasts — good and evil, black and white, hope and despair.

The novel, published by Viking in 2013, is the third by Eleanor Morse, a teacher and writer who lives on an island off the coast of Maine.

Rancho Santa Fe author wins Indie Book Award

Sárka-Jonae Miller Courtesy photo

After 5,000 nominations, Between Boyfriends novel by Rancho Santa Fe resident Sarka-Jonae Miller made it as an official nominee in the Indie Author Land search for the top 50 books from indie authors published in 2013 to the time of the award. The novel made the shortlist of comedy novels.

Author Nancy Horan discusses second novel at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Literary Society President Candace Humber, author Nancy Horan, Northern Trust wealth strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito. Photo by McKenzie Images

Novel reveals a writer’s life nearly as adventurous as his books

Rancho Santa Fe author’s book makes shortlist of top 50 ‘Self-Published Books Worth Reading’

Sárka-Jonae Miller / Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe author Sárka-Jonae Miller’s “Between Boyfriends” made the shortlist of comedy books under consideration as one of the 50 “Self-Published Books Worth Reading” from Indie Author Land.

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