The Pen on Fire Writers Salon is pleased to present an evening with novelists Anita Hughes, Jane Porter, Suzanne Redfearn, and Kaira Rouda on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. This monthly speaker series, hosted by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, features authors, literary agents, and others involved in the field of writing. The events take place in the atmospheric Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar and entail readings, literary discussions, and book signings.
Anita Hughes is the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, and Lake Como from St. Martin’s Press. She attended UC Berkeley’s Master’s in Creative Writing program and has taught creative writing at The Branson School in Ross, California. She is currently working on her next novel.
Bestselling author Jane Porter has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA Award, the highest award of distinction in the genre of romance fiction, four times and has over 12 million copies in print. Her novel Flirting with Forty is a Redbook Red Hot Summer Read and was made into a Lifetime movie. Her Brennan Sisters trilogy includes The Good Woman, The Good Daughter, and The Good Wife, which was just released in September.
Suzanne Redfearn’s debut novel Hush Little Baby has received rave reviews and has been described as “a compelling tale of deceit, violation and anguish that ratchets up the tension page by page” (Kirkus Reviews). Redfearn graduated summa cum laude from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.
Kaira Rouda is the author of Here, Home, Hope, which won an Indie Excellence Award for fiction and the USA Book Award for Best Books of 2011. It also received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards. Rouda’s second novel All the Difference is also the recipient of the USA Book Award and earned honorable mention in the mystery/suspense category of the Indie Excellence Awards.
Advance tickets are required to guarantee a seat at this event. To read more about the speakers or the Pen on Fire Writers Salon and to purchase tickets, visit the website at http://www.barbarademarcobarrett.com/speakers-series/.