Monday, January 13, 7:00 p.m.
Three local authors will discuss the writing process and read excerpts from their latest bestsellers, when Crowell Public Library presents, Three Local Authors, One Special Evening, on Monday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will be an escape into fantasy, mystery and comedy…
DESIREE ZAMORANO's mystery, Human Cargo, is set mostly in Glendale and Altadena and stars a smart, Latina detective named Inez Leon. A skilled private investigator with a tortilla chip on her shoulder, Inez lives for truth, justice and the Mexican-American way. In Human Cargo, Inez gains access to Pasadena's Russian community in order to find a missing family. She uncovers a culture of underground nightclubs and virtual slavery, as well the high price of a passage into this country. A playwright, Pushcart Prize nominee, and novelist with a deep understanding of and affection for Pasadena and Los Angeles, Desiree Zamorano is also a fan of krav maga and vodka, but not at the same time. She lives in Altadena and teaches at Occidental College.
MARGARET FINNEGAN's The Goddess Lounge, set in Altadena and Los Angeles, is a hilarious story about a divorced mother coming to the edge. Margaret Finnegan's work has appeared in Salon, LA Times, FamilyFun and other publications. She lives with her husband, her two children and her dog, Scout, in South Pasadena, California. She is partial to all of them, but must admit that the dog gives her the least grief, for which she is grateful. Margaret teaches writing at Cal State LA.
PETREA BURCHARD’s Camelot & Vine, begins in Hollywood and continues in Dark Ages in Britain. It's about a failing Hollywood actress who loses everything, flies through a gap in time and saves King Arthur's life. Petrea Burchard studied writing and acting at the University of Illinois where she received with a Bachelors Degree in Rhetoric and a double minor in Theater and French. As an actress she has performed in the National Touring Company of Second City, a plethora of plays, television shows, feature films, commercials and voice over work. Her writing took off in 2004 when she began writing a column in NowCasting.com’s newsletter, ActorsInk.www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org