Literary Arts
Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara’s Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar

Pasadena author Naomi Hirahara was nominated for a 2019 Edgar® Award on January 22nd for her seventh and final of the Mas Arai mystery series, Hiroshima Boy, published by Prospect Park Books. Hirahara is not new to the Edgars, which are considered the Oscars of the mystery writing world—she won the Edgar for the third in the series, Snakeskin Shamisen, in 2007. The series has…

Local Reporter’s Book Tells a Fiery Tale

A daughter’s love and trust were the last things he burned. But before Lori Kovach Orr was singed by her father’s penchant for fire, real people and places met destructive and painful endings because of…

Pasadena Pediatrician Authors Book for Moms

Dr. Sonal R. Patel, a Pasadena pediatrician, has authored a book, “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” with Heather Stoeckel Karpinsky. “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” offers wit…

In the Distance and The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are The 2019 One City, One Story Selections

Pasadena Public Library will feature not just one but two One City, One Story selections this year, extending the community reading celebration through summer 2019. The 2019 One City, One Story selection is In the…

Caltech’s Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer Credit: Caltech For Cindy Weinstein, graduate school was a complicated time. Like many students, she was juggling the usual…

Thursday, February 28

Author Leif Enger to Talk About “Virgil Wander” at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Join Leif Enger, the author of the award-winning, million-selling Peace Like a River, as he discusses the novel his fans have waited a decade for……

Saturday, March 30

City Announces Events Surrounding Pasadena’s 17th One City, One Story Selection, a Wild Western

Chosen from a field of thought-provoking nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 17th One City, One Story community reading celebration is In the Distance by…

Saturday, April 06

Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Authors at the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors 2019 Annual Event

[UPDATED] The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors (PFWA) announced the exciting schedule of participating authors for the Saturday, April 6, 2019 annual event to be…

Sunday, April 28

Well-Known Pasadena Activist, Attorney, Business Owner Publishes Her First Book

Diana Peterson-More with Consequential Communication in Turbulent Times book cover Pasadena resident, business owner, attorney and community activist, Diana Peterson-More has just published her first…

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Local Professionals Launch “Ask the Experts” Book at Special Opening Party in Old Pasadena

Authors of “Ask the Experts,” an advice-laden book with chapters written by six local professionals, rolled out the book at a special launch party last Thursday, January 25, at the Rococo Room in Old Pasadena. The book was authored by financial advisor Eszylfie Taylor, adjunct professor, and top attorney Vanessa Terzian, certified insurance consultant Dana Dattola, top-producing real estate agent Brian Parsons, mortgage planning specialist Monty Kennedy, and 30-year-veteran CPA Charles G. Stanislawski. Together, the group represents some of the leading experts in financial planning, law, insurance, real estate, lending and taxes in Southern California. Through ‘Ask the Experts’ they…

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