From bestselling authors to local releases, autumn is filled with literary events for everyone
Bookworms will have plenty of pages to turn this season. With in-person events back in full swing, bookstore calendars are already filled with authors who will be in town to promote their latest titles. From bestselling mystery and sci-fi writers, to travel journalists and technology experts, there will be something for every type of reader.
‘Voices of Inspiration’
Three memoir authors — Shugri Said Salh, Jesse Leon and Jillian Haslam — come together for an afternoon of inspiration and motivation. All three will discuss their respective memoirs which tackles issues such as immigration, addiction and poverty. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Carlsbad City Library, Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. (619) 300-2532. adventuresbythebook.com
The accomplished travel journalist will discuss and sign her evocative picture-and-essay book, “Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. DIESEL, A Bookstore, 12843 El Camino Real, Suite No. 104, Del Mar. Free. (858) 925-7078. dieselbookstore.com
“Longmire” the TV series has become quite the phenomenon and Johnson, the creator of the mystery novels the show is based on, will be in town to sign and discuss the latest “Longmire” mystery, “Hell and Back.” Wednesday, Sept. 21. Coronado Public Library, Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado. Free. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
The bestselling author is probably best known for legal thrillers such as “Identical” and “Presumed Innocent,” but his latest, “Suspect,” revolves around a private investigator and a police chief who team up to unravel a sexist conspiracy. Some admission prices includes a copy of the book. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. University of San Diego, Shiley Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. $10-$39. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
The local author will be making two appearances to launch her latest, “Cradles of the Reich,” a historical novel set in Nazi Germany and based on real-life events where German babies were taken away from their mothers.. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado. Free. (619) 300-2532. adventuresbythebook.com. 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. (619) 300-2532. adventuresbythebook.com
Readers will likely remember Ng’s name from the huge bestsellers “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Everything I Never Told You.” Now she’s back with “Our Missing Hearts,” a novel about a young boy trying to find out the truth about his poet mother’s disappearance. Price includes a copy of the book. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. University of San Diego, Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. $29. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
The internationally bestselling German author behind “The Reader” will be in town to discuss and sign his latest novel, “Olga,” a historical novel about the life of an orphaned girl who is raised by her grandmother in Prussia. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. San Diego Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium, 300 Park Blvd., Downtown. Free. (619) 236-5800. sandiego.librarymarket.com
Roth is probably best known for the wildly successful “Divergent” series of books, but her latest standalone novel, “Poster Girl,” centers on a woman investigating the case of a missing child in a dystopic future. 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Mysterious Galaxy, 3555 Rosecrans St., No. 107, Point Loma. Free. (619) 539-7137. mystgalaxy.com
The distinguished USD professor will sign and discuss her new nonfiction book, “The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future,” which proposes that advances in technology can be used to achieve equality. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
The local bestselling author is back with his ninth Rick Cahill mystery novel, “Doomed Legacy,” which sees the damaged detective attempting to track down a serial rapist after a colleague is murdered. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com
Combs is a freelance writer.