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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.

‘The Boys in the Boat’ author speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Northern Trust Sr. Portfolio Manager Bill Chenoweth, Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Daniel James Brown, Literary Society President Candace Humber. Photo/McKenzie Images

Daniel James Brown’s book about nine working-class boys from the Pacific Northwest who rowed their way into history by winning a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler began with a brief conversation in Brown’s own living room.

Brown, a Seattle resident, had already written two successful non-fiction books and was looking for a new topic. He had hosted a community meeting in his home, and afterward he was approached by a neighbor who asked if he would come by to meet her elderly father.

Popular author Meg Wolitzer discusses book ‘The Interestings’ at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Margaret Gureczny, Maria Assaraf, author Meg Wolitzer. Photo/McKenzie Images

“The Interestings” is a novel about many things — jealousy, envy, talent and its pursuit, love, loyalty, secrets and lies. And over a period of more than 30 years, the reader watches the main characters grapple with these elements of their lives as they grow into themselves.

New York writer Meg Wolitzer’s novel came out in 2013, published by Riverhead Books. “This is my first ‘hah’ epic,” she said, although she has previously written eight books, including “The Uncoupling,” “The Wife” and “The Ten-Year Nap,.

Local journalist-turned-novelist talks about her bestselling books at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Caitlin Rother Photo/Jon Clark

Writing about some of the most heinous crimes, the world often looks like a dark place in Caitlin Rother’s eyes. Although the New York Times bestselling author’s books read like novels, they chronicle real events.

“I’m more careful. I take fewer risks,” admitted the true crime writer during a meet and greet Feb. 13 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. “But I don’t let it take over my life because that’s not the point of these books.”

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library

The Rancho Santa Fe Library will host an “Author Meet and Greet” on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m.

Caitlin Rother, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of six best-selling true crime thrillers, will speak about her latest book, “I’ll Take Care of You.” Please join the library for this special presentation. The event is sponsored by SD County Library, RSF Branch.

Rancho Santa Fe author’s new novel coming on Valentine’s Day

Sárka-Jonae Miller / Courtesy photo

Booktrope is set to release Sárka-Jonae Miller’s sequel, “Between the Sheets,” on Feb. 14

Bestselling author shares personal story at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Author Christopher Reich with his new book “The Prince of Risk.” Photo/Jon Clark

Christopher Reich didn’t always want to be a writer. He studied economics at Georgetown University.

“The worst grade I ever got was a ‘D’ in financial security markets,” said Reich to a room full of people during the RSF Library Guild-hosted “Winter Author Talk” Jan. 15 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. “So my first job was as a stockbroker.”

Rancho Santa Fe author named finalist in unique contest

Sarka-Jonae Miller

Women’s fiction novelist Sarka-Jonae Miller, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, has been named a finalist in the “MARSocial Author of the Year Competition,” a contest that’s being dubbed “The Author’s X-Factor.” The competition began with 168 authors competing for a chance to have their book turned into a movie.

Local author releases mystery book set in a fictional town loosely based on Rancho Santa Fe

Rode to Death cover

Set on a horse ranch in a wealthy enclave of San Diego County, “Rode to Death” is the first book of the Randi Sterling mystery series.

The 265-page book follows equine journalist Randi Sterling, who moves to her college flame’s ranch in San Diego’s wealthy Rancho del Zorro. At the ranch, Sterling not only discovers he is already married, but she stumbles upon his dead bride in a champion stallion’s stall.

The setting is loosely based on Rancho Santa Fe.

Best-selling author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild event

Author Christopher Reich Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild will hold an “Exclusive Library Guild Member Event Winter Author Talk” on Wednesday, Jan. 15, featuring New York Times best-selling author Christopher Reich.

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