Janelle Brown speaker

Author Lectures

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Michele KhouryMichele Khoury, Busted

Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Orange County writer, Michele Khoury, speaks about her debut novel, Busted, which tells the riveting tale of a twenty-four year-old artist who gets sucked into the world of wealth, luxury and cocaine. Khoury’s extensive research reveals fascinating behind-the-scenes stories in Orange County’s drug world.


Janelle BrownJanelle Brown, Watch Me Disappear

Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m.

Janelle Brown is the bestselling author of the novels Watch Me Disappear, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, and This Is Where We Live. Before authoring her novels, Brown was a writer at Wired. She was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent women’s pop culture Webzine.


Kim HooperKim Hooper, Cherry Blossoms

Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m.

Dana Point author Kim Hooper will talk about her second and most recent book, Cherry Blossoms, which reviewers describe as “part travel guide, part comedy, part exploration of grief and relationships.” Her debut novel, People Who Knew Me was released in May 2016. 

Apolcalypse child coverFlor Edwards, Apocalypse Child

Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m.

In her memoir, Flor movingly describes her early life growing up with her family and 11 siblings as a member of The Children of God, a controversial religious movement that many describe as an apocalyptic cult. Meet the author, who lived the first twelve years of her life in a nomadic cult, traveling to 24 different locations across three continents.


Accidental Brothers coverDr. Nancy Segal, Accidental Brothers

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.

For Dr. Nancy Segal, Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and Director of the Twin Studies Center, the riveting story of two sets of twins separated at birth and improbably reunited as adults, became a dream case for exploring nature vs. nurture. Accidental Brothers tells the unique story of two sets of identical Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly raised as fraternal twins ― when they were not even biological brothers.

Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge to attend these author lectures.They are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.  Lectures are held in the Central Library Friends Room. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.