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Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, September 21, 2012 at 00am
Writers in progress should join MG at the 10th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23. Founded and run by professional writers, the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent authoritative guidance to help distinguish material that is ready for market consideration, having facilitated nearly $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Instructors at this year’s intensive workshop convention include: Selden Edwards, Jessica Brody, Robert Ward, and Pamela Samuels Young. For more information, visit their website.
Location: Street: 1107 Jamboree Road City: Newport Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 92660 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Selden Edwards-"The Lost Prince"
Warwick's, Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7pm
The New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book, Selden Edwards will be at Warwick's on Friday, August 24th at 7:00pm to discuss and sign his new novel The Lost Prince. Reserved seating is available for this event, please call the Warwick's book dept. at (858) 454-0347 for more information.
The author of the beloved New York Times bestselling novel The Little Book returns with a sequel about a love that is capable of bridging unfathomable distances.
Recently returned from the experience of a lifetime in fin de siecle Vienna, where she met and tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden has no choice but to settle into her expected place in society, marry the man she is supposed to marry, and wait for life to come to her. As the twentieth century approaches, hers is a story not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890s Boston--a privileged upbringing punctuated by a period of youthful adventure and followed by the inevitable acknowledgment of real life--except for one small difference: Eleanor possesses an unshakable belief that she has advance knowledge of every major historical event to come during her lifetime.
But soon the script of events she has written in her mind--a script described by no less than Sigmund Freud as the invented delusions of a hysteric--begins to unravel. Eleanor Burden, at once fragile and powerful, must find the courage of her deepest convictions, discover the difference between predetermination and free will, secure her belief in her own sanity, and decide whether she will allow history to unfold come what may--or use her extraordinary gifts to bend history to her will and deliver for her the life she knows she is meant to have.
Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Selden Edwards discusses and signs The Lost Prince
Vroman's Bookstore, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7pm
Recently returned from the experience of a lifetime in fin de siècle Vienna, where she met and tragically lost the first great love of her life, Eleanor Burden has no choice but to settle into her expected place in society, marry the man she is supposed to marry, and wait for life to come to her. As the twentieth century approaches, hers is a story not unlike that of the other young women she grew up with in 1890s Boston, except for one small difference: Eleanor possesses an unshakable belief that she has advance knowledge of every major historical event to come during her lifetime. Eleanor, at once fragile and powerful, must find the courage of her deepest convictions, discover the difference between predetermination and free will, secure her belief in her own sanity, and decide whether she will allow history to unfold come what may—or use her extraordinary gifts to bend history to her will.
This discussion is free and open to the public. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of The Lost Prince from Vroman's, and one additional copy for every 3 books they bring from home. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Selden Edwards Signs in Redondo Beach
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11:30am
Princeton and Stanford graduate Selden Edwards spent the early part of his career as an English teacher. During this time he began writing as a hobby, and in 1974 began working on a story he would eventually call The little book. As Selden’s career in education grew, he worked as headmaster at several independent schools across the country, all the time still refining his novel, sending it off to publishers and persevering through the rejection letters. In 2008, The little book became a New York Times best seller as well as a Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy pick. In The Lost Prince, the sequel to The little book, Weezie Putnam returns from fin-de-siècle Vienna with a new name, Eleanor Burden, and a journal she believes contains her destined path.
Location: Street: 2810 Artesia Blvd. City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Tuesday Book Club
Book Vault, Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 7pm
Tuesday Book Club
Book Vault, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7pm
Selden Edwards: THE LITTLE BOOK
Queen Anne Books, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:30pm
Selden Edwards , The Little Book.
Romance? Check. History? Check. Time travel? CHECK!The Little Book, out now in paperback, would make a great book club choice. "A wide-ranging novel of grand ideas. . .a graceful waltz of a book, spinning at times at dizzying speed, but leaving behind a haunting, unforgettable melody."--New Orleans Times-Picayune (booksense)
Selden Edwards presents The Little Book
the store, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 7:30pm
Selden Edwards , The Little Book.
In Selden Edwards's debut novel, The Little Book, Wheeler Burden is a famous American rock star who inexplicably finds himself in 19th century Vienna, Wheeler is a baseball phenom and Victor Hugo enthusiast with an insatiable and natural fluency for languages. In Vienna Wheeler acquires an archrival, a captivating lover, and a mentor named Sigmund Freud. But the truth at the center of his time traveling remains a stubborn mystery that will take months of exploration and a lifetime of memories to unravel and will, in the end, reveal nothing short of his eccentric family’s unrivaled impact upon the very course of the coming century. (booksense)
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