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The Literary Guild of Orange County

Our Spring Literary Salon

Join us for a lively discussion ​with three delightful authors who represent a wealth of intriguing backgrounds and bring us three deeply compelling new books.


February 29, 2020
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
(doors open at 10:15)
Mesa Verde Country Club,
Costa Mesa, CA
Featured Authors

Our Spring Featured Authors

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Sue Cameron gives new meaning to the name writer-journalist. Since her graduation from USC's Journalism School, she has been a daily columnist and TV editor for the Hollywood Reporter, a columnist for TV Guide, a newspaper editor, a magazine editor, a director of daytime program development for ABC Network, and is an original founder of Women in Film. She has written over 2,500 columns and interviews reporting on Hollywood celebrities and business stories, and she was the youngest reporter ever invited to join the Hollywood Women's Press Club. Sue was inducted into the WIF Legacy Hall of Fame and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, AFTRA, and SAG.

Heather Chavez is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley’s English literature program and has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and contributor to mystery and television blogs. Publishers Weekly says No Bad Seed is “[A] propulsive debut… Chavez peoples her tale with credible, flawed individuals, presenting even the multiple antagonists with harrowing backstories and convincing psychological motives… Chavez is in full command of plot and pacing… Domestic thriller fans will be well satisfied.” And author Lee Child raves, “Don’t miss it!”

Heather is currently employed in public affairs for a major health care organization where she writes human interest stories. She lives with her family in Santa Rosa, California, and is at work on her second novel.

Deborah Spera is a two-time nominee and finalist for the Kirkwood literary prize as well as The Montana Prize in Fiction. She has been published in Garden and Gun, Sixfold, The Wascana Review, Pennsylvania English, and L.A. Yoga Journal. She’s the co-author of a play produced by Actors Theater of Louisville and has held a residency at Hedgebrook, a writer’s retreat for women. Born and raised in Kentucky, she now resides in Los Angeles where she owns her own television company, One-Two Punch Productions. She has executive produced Criminal Minds, Army Wives, and Reaper. Deb's debut novel, Call Your Daughter Home, is described by Booklist as "Richly rendered and engrossing... a powerful look at the lives of women in the early twentieth-century Deep South.”

The Details




February 29, 2020

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Your choice of:

Mesa Verde Cobb Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

Roasted Portobello Sandwich


Chef's Choice Dessert



Mesa Verde Country Club

3000 Clubhouse Rd.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626



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To ensure an intimate event, seating is limited.


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Getting There

About the

Literary Guild of Orange County

LGOC's mission is to celebrate the written word by linking the reading community with women authors. Since May of 1994, we have hosted the Festival of Women Authors and Return Engagement evenings. We are now thrilled to also host Fall and Spring literary salons.


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For more information about LGOC, please contact:



phone: 714.319.3223

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