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Literature and authors in the Pasadena area


Librarians Reinvigorate the Linda Vista Associates Support Group

Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 5:57 am

  Four alpha women plus a library, and what do you get? A re-energized Linda Vista Associates support group for the Linda Vista Branch Library. Together, Director  Jan Sanders, Deputy Director Jennifer Addington, Librarian Deborah Takahashi and Senior Libraria... More »


Pasadena City College Names Susan Straight As 2015 Writer In Residence

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 6:38 am

Critically acclaimed novelist Susan Straight is Pasadena City College’s 2015 Writer in Residence, the college said Friday. Straight has published eight novels, including Highwire Moon (2001), a finalist for the National Book Award, and A Million Nightinga... More »


Meet the New Blue Jan Sanders, Pasadena’s Library’s Director

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 5:29 pm

Rising to the challenge presented by the 4,088 summer reading participants, Library Director Jan Sanders dyed her hair blue. Sanders made a grand entrance to a “blue party” on the Central Library patio with a box over her head labeled “guess who?” Summer chall... More »


Hall of Famer Wright Writes Another Chapter in His Life

Monday, December 22, 2014 | 1:48 pm

Victor Wright, the 2008 John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, has released his memoirs, titled The Wright Stuff: A Story of Perseverance, Inspiration and Hope. The 88-page autobiography, published by AuthorHouse and available online at More »


New Sci-Fi Thriller Inspired by Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 11:21 am

Author James Brandon adds a new title to the growing genre of Pasadena-inspired science fiction with the publication of his first novel Season of Mists, a fictional account of revolution, conspiracy, and the shifting elements of truth that connect all realitie... More »


Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher

Friday, October 31, 2014 | 5:13 pm

Red Hen Press, the largest independent press in Los Angeles, recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published over 50 books and anthologies of poe... More »


Murder She Writes

Friday, September 12, 2014 | 4:38 am

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her mystery series featuring Pasadena Police homicide detective Nan Vining who spends much of h... More »