Meet the Author Series

This lively and interactive event features Central Coast authors who read aloud from their works, sign books, and answer readers’ questions. Over wine, refreshments, and casual conversation, readers and writers connect and share their love of books.

The library also features books by local authors in our special Local Authors section.

Special Note: In order to comply with state and local guidelines for safe gatherings and to practice social distancing, the library has paused Meet the Author events until further notice. We look forward to resuming this popular event when it is safe to do so. 

Are you a local author? We’d love to hear from you!

Meet the Author: Sarah Newfeld Green

**This event will not take place as originally scheduled, but we hope to hold it at a later date. Further details will be posted here when they are available. Sarah hails from Malvern, England, a small hillside town. Her life has taken many turns through being a secretary, an astrologer, massage therapist, and now a poet and caregiver. From London to New Mexico and now coastal California, her...

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Meet the Author: Wanda Snow Porter

Join us on Wednesday, February 26 from 5 to 7 pm as local author Wanda Snow Porter comes to the library for an evening of... Conversation about books and writing A reading A book signing Q & A Wine and refreshments Hope to see you there!

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Meet the Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Join us on Wednesday, January 22 from 5 to 7 pm as local bestselling author Wendelin Van Draanen comes to the library for an evening of... Conversation about books and writing A reading A book signing Q & A Wine and refreshments Hope to see you there!

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Meet the Author: Judythe Guarnera

Join us on Wednesday, November 20 from 5 - 7 p.m. as local creative fiction author Judythe Guarnera comes to the library for an evening of... Conversation about books and writing A reading A book signing Q & A Wine and refreshments Hope to see you there! Judythe Guarnera has been published in both print and online publications, and in anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her...

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Meet the Author: Tony Piazza

Join us on Wednesday, October 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. as local "whodunnit" mystery author Tony Piazza comes to the library for an evening of... Conversation about books and writing A reading A book signing Q & A Wine and refreshments Hope to see you there! Tony Piazza is the author of six mystery novels, two anthologies, and a memoir. He worked as a bit-actor, extra, and stand-in on many...

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Meet the Author: Mary Mead

September 25, 2019 Come meet Mary Mead, author of the Monarch Beach mysteries, at the Grover Beach Community Library on Wednesday, September 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. Mary is a cancer survivor and author. Her mysteries are set in the fictional town of Monarch Beach. To find out more about Mary and her books visit her website at http://www.marymeadbooks.com You can also find her...

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Meet the Author: Lili A. Sinclaire

Join us on Wednesday, August 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. as we welcome Lili A. Sinclaire and enjoy... A reading by the author Book signings Wine and refreshments Q & A and conversation Lili has studied Communication for twenty years. She has worked as a phone counselor for the Parent Connection and for Stand Strong. She’s presented workshops and facilitated support groups. Lili has three books...

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Meet the Author: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Join us on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 - 7 p.m. as we welcome Jenna Elizabeth Johnson and enjoy... A reading by the author Book signings Wine and refreshments Q & A and conversation Jenna Elizabeth Johnson is a bestselling, multi-award winning author of epic and contemporary fantasy. Jenna grew up and still resides on the Central Coast of California, a place she finds as magical and enchanting...

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Meet the Author: Rolynn Anderson

Rolynn Anderson, author of suspense stories spiked with romance, will be at the Grover Beach Community Library June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. She will read from her work, sign books, and answer questions. Wine and refreshments will be served. Rolynn describes herself as Scandinavian, Army brat, wife, English teacher, high school principal, golfer, boater, world traveler, and author. She delights in...

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Meet the Author: Lani Steele

Los Osos resident Lani Steele, poet and mystery writer, will be at the library on May 1 from 7 - 9 p.m. She will read from her work, sign books, and answer questions. Wine and refreshments will be served. Steele's short mystery stories have appeared in Red Herring, Mystery Magazine, Sisters in Crime Anthology Deadlines, and will be included in a forthcoming holiday murder anthology. She has also...

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