Manuel, Douglas

Douglas Manuel Local Presses Read with Red Hen Press, Cahuenga Press, and FlowerSong Press, Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana and now resides in Long Beach, California. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, an MFA in poetry from Butler University, and a […]

Maruyama, Kate

Kate Maruyama Crafting the Future, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Kate Maruyama is the author of Harrowgate (47North) Family Solstice (Omnium Gatherum) which was named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Maagazine, and Halloween Beyond the Gentleman’s Suit (Crystal Lake) as well as the upcoming Bleak Houses (Raw Dog Screaming […]

Puzey, Sherri

Sherri Puzey Bookstores We Love, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Sherri Puzey is a founding partner and buyer at Zibby’s Bookshop. She is also a contributing editor at Zibby Mag and a senior marketing manager at Zibby Books. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and daughters. Find her book reviews […]

Pla, Sally J.

Sally J. Pla Walking Through Fire: Hope and Resilience in Middle Grade and YA Fiction, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Sally J. Pla is an award-winning author of books about young people whose brains work a bit differently, including the novels The Someday Birds, Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and The Fire, The […]

Phillips, Gary

Gary Phillips Surviving the Literary Life, Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30pm, Altadena Library and Outrageous Literary Stories, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Son of a mechanic and a librarian, Gary Phillips draws on his experiences ranging from community activist, labor organizer, state director of a political action committee, to delivering dog cages […]

Peñaredondo, Angela

Angela Peñaredondo Building Our Canon: Queer Writers Tracing Literary Ancestries, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm and San Gabriel Valley: Family-Style Book Promotions, Saturday at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Angela Peñaredondo is queer, nonbinary Filipinx writer and author of nature felt but never apprehended (Noemi Press) All Things Lose Thousands of Times (winner of an Inlandia […]

Parnell, Anita

Anita G. Parnell Bells Toll Ad Infinitum, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Anita G. Parnell is a lover of life, family, travel, and progressive politics that serve “the least of these” among us. She is a proud native and product of Historic South Central Los Angeles, but also keeps her bag packed […]

Park, Suzanne

Suzanne Park Requited Love, Saturday, May 6 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Suzanne Park is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. In her former life as a stand-up comedian, Suzanne appeared on BET, was the winner of the Seattle Sierra Mist Comedy Competition, and was a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand […]

Ortega, Mirelle

Mirelle Ortega Making a Picture Book: From Process to Publication, Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Mirelle Ortega is an award winning Mexican illustrator and writer for kidlit and Animation based in Los Angeles, CA. She’s created covers for acclaimed middle grade series such as FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON, CECE RIOS […]

O’Brien, Toti

Toti O’Brien Writing from Our Immigrant Hearts, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Toti O’Brien is the Italian Accordionist with the Irish Last Name. Born in Rome, living in Los Angeles, she is an artist, musician and dancer. She is the author of Other Maidens (BlazeVOX, 2020), An Alphabet of Birds (Moonrise Press, 2020), In Her Terms (Cholla Needles Press, 2021), Pages of a Broken […]

Northup, Harry E.

Harry E. Northup Group Reading with Cahuenga Press, Red Hen Press, and FlowerSong Press, Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Harry E. Northup has had twelve books of poetry published: Amarillo Born, the jon voight poems, Eros Ash, Enough the Great Running Chapel, the images we possess kill the capturing, The Ragged Vertical, Reunions, […]

Mosley, Walter

Walter Mosley A Life of Crime, Saturday, May 6 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America. He is the author of more than sixty critically acclaimed books that cover a wide range of ideas, genres, and forms including fiction (literary, mystery, and science fiction), political […]