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      Date(s) - 07/02/2024
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      Altadena Main Library


      A building during winter time

      The Altadena Library (Photo – Ari G Arambula)

      Summer Night Author Talks!

      Listen to local authors read from their best and newest works. Meet them, get copies of their book after the reading, and mingle with other book lovers.

      Author Lineup

      Courtney Deane has been a writer and pursuer of happily-ever-afters since she can remember. As a full-time freelance writer, her days are spent working for print, digital, and broadcast entities, as well as for a variety of PR and marketing clients. She continues her craft by dedicating some space each day to work on her fiction books. After both of her parents died, Deane worked to turn those tragedies into something beautiful—an effort that inspired her debut novel, “When Happily Ever After Fails.” She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and sociology from UC Irvine and a master’s in journalism from USC. Deane lives in San Diego with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog—her very own happily-ever-after.

      Chris Hill is a black American writer, engineer, swordsman, and pretty good ramen cook. Chris has written and published four illustrated books in the Rapture Burgers series. The latest book, a complete reboot of the series, drawn in partnership with a traditionally trained manga illustrator, was recently accepted into the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

      Evan Baughfman is a Southern California playwright, author, and educator. He is a playwriting member of PlayGround-L.A., and is a company member with Force of Nature Productions. A number of Evan’s plays are published through Heuer Publishing, YouthPLAYS, Next Stage Press, and Drama Notebook. Evan has also found success writing horror fiction, his work found recently in anthologies by No Bad Books Press, Critical Blast Publishing, and Black Hare Press. Evan’s own books include: “The Emaciated Man,” “Vanishing of the 7th Grade,” “Bad for Your Teeth,” and “Try Not to Die in a Dark Fairy Tale.”

      Dana Hammer is a playwright, screenwriter, short story writer, and novelist. Her screenplay, “Red Wings,” has been optioned by EMA Films. She is the author of several novels, including “The Cannibal’s Guide to Fasting,” “My Best Friend Athena,” and “Fanny Fitzpatrick and the Brother Problem,” published by Cinnabar Moth. She is also the author of “Cosmas and Damian,” a historical comedy play published by Next Stage Press. Many of her short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies, magazines, and journals. Her plays have received several staged readings and full productions. She was a Writer in Residence at Hypatia in the Woods, in summer of 2022. She has received over seventy awards and honors for her writing, few of which generated income, all of which were deeply appreciated. She has recently started writing poetry and has sold one poem!


        • Kayleigh Scott

          Kayleigh Scott is a current student working for a degree in Communication with a minor in African American Studies and Gender Queer Studies. She loves anything artistic and being oriented in the community.

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