The Literary Guild of Orange County
Our Spring Literary Salon
Join us for a lively discussion with three celebrated authors, each one back with a wonderful new novel.
May 23, 2024
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Mission Viejo Country Club,
Mission Viejo, CA
Our Spring Featured Authors
Lian Dolan is the author of Lost and Found in Paris, The Sweeney Sisters, Helen of Pasadena, and Elizabeth the First Wife. She has written columns for O, The Oprah Magazine as well as Working Mother Magazine, and is a regular columnist for Pasadena Magazine. A speaker who combines humor and heart, Lian has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, and many local TV stations. She’s been a featured speaker at the LA Times Festival of Books, the Santa Barbara Celebrity Authors Lunch, the Literary Guild of Orange County Festival of Women Authors, and dozens of other events at libraries, bookstores, schools, and women’s organizations.
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley, Visitation Street, and most recently These Women, which was a New York Times best thriller of 2020. These Women was also a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The Edgar Award, the California Book Award, The Macavity Award, and the International Thriller Writers Award. Wonder Valley won the 2018 Strand Critics Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Visitation Street won the Prix Page America in France. Her latest is Sing Her Down, released in May 2023. Ivy teaches creative writing at the Studio 526 Skid Row.
Kaira Rouda is a USA Today, Amazon Charts, and internationally bestselling, multiple award–winning author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her domestic suspense novels include Best Day Ever, The Favorite Daughter, All the Difference, The Next Wife, Somebody’s Home, The Widow, and the first in her Kingsleys series, Beneath the Surface. The second, Under the Palms, launches May 21, 2024. Kaira has received numerous awards for her community service, including the national Kiwanis Service to Mankind Award, and Kickass Woman of Orange County by Orange Coast Magazine.
May 23, 2024
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Your choice of:
Mission Viejo Country Club
26200 Country Club Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
As part of fulfilling our mission to connect various generations of readers and new writers, we are proudly presenting a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has been selected by a committee of the LGOC and by her professors, from one of Orange County’s local community college writing programs.
For information on applying for our scholarship, please click on the link below.
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