Meet and mingle with Oceanside authors

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, partnering with the Oceanside Library, will hold “Write On, Oceanside!” a book fair celebrating Oceanside authors from 1 to 5 p.m. July 24, at the Oceanside Civic Center Community Rooms.
Admission is free.
More than 20 Oceanside authors whose works include mystery, romance, military, and Western fictions, as well as how-to, religious, and children’s stories will be present to meet their fans, sell their books and join fans for photos.
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. will be family story time around the frog pond with guest appearance by “Splash,” the Oceanside Library starfish mascot.
From 4 to 5 p.m. will feature a book talk and visit with Oceanside author Victor Villasenor.
Other authors expected to attend include:
— Richard Barager, author of “Altamont Augie”
— Tomas Morrow, author of “Dark Angel: The Case of the Classified Murders”
— Stryker Meyer, author of “On the Ground: The Secret War in Vietnam”
— Jim Ryan, author of “Murder in Oceana”
— Ron Chatham, author of “One Day in Belfast” and “Deadly Justice”
— Stephnie Clark, author of “Sewing Doesn’t Have to be a Mystery”
— Jannine Corte-Petska, romance novelist, author of “The Lily and the Falcon” and “Surrender to Honor”
— George Durgin, author of “Delta Dogs”
— Richard Fletcher, author of “Two Rode West” and “Land of Banjo”
— Traci Foust, author of “Nowhere Near Normal”
— Sally John, author of “Desert Gift” and “Ransomed Dreams”
Hank Jordan, author of “No More Island”
Nicasio Latasa, author of “Stumbling Upon Mowgli”
Orin Parker, author of “The Father I Never Knew” and “Burial in Beruit”
Robert Patterson, author of “Five Steps to C.A.L.M.”
Stephen Prosapio, author of “Ghost of Rosewood Asylum.”
James Schell, author of “We Called our Daddy ‘Mister’”
Joseph Travers author of “CPI, Introduction to Private Investigation’
In addition, the day will include youth writers Deborah Copeland, author of the “Kids at Latimer High” series, Marta Arroyo, author of “The Story of Señora Tamales” and Lauren Parent, author of “Alphabet Kingdom.”
For more information, visit the OCAF website at or call (760) 433-3632.


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