Lisa Napoli's biography of the late philanthropist, Mrs. Joan Kroc, is titled Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lisa has lived for the past dozen years in Southern California, where she was inspired to write this book by a public artwork with a mysterious provenance. In her three decades as a journalist, she's worked for the New York Times, MSNBC, the public radio show Marketplace, among others. Her first book, Radio Shangri-La, is about the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, where she was invited to help start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule.
Charmaine Craig studied literature at Harvard College, received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, where she particularly enjoys teaching literature, the art of the paragraph, and forms of narration. Her first novel, The Good Men (Riverhead), was a national bestseller translated into six languages. Her second novel, Miss Burma (Grove), is based on the lives of her mother and grandparents, all born in Burma. Formerly an actor in film and television, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now resides with her husband and daughters.
Elizabeth Little was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She has written two works of nonfiction. Dear Daughter (Viking, 2014), her debut novel, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, has been published worldwide, and was nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel, longlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and won the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her family.
September 13, 2017
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Mission Viejo Country Club
26200 Country Club Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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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.
March 14, 2018
It's a moveable feast! Our Fall Salon is in South OC, and our upcoming Spring Salon will be in Northern OC.
The Old Ranch Country Club is conveniently located near the 405/Seal Beach Boulevard Exit. Make a right onto Seal Beach Blvd. and turn right onto Lampson Avenue. Go approximately 1/2 mile down to the Basswood intersection (gas station on the opposite corner), and turn left into the Old Ranch parking lot, where you will find an attendant to guide you in parking.
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