Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Attracts 500

This year the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors had reason to celebrate as they opened the Pasadena Hilton main ballroom doors to a gathering of over 500 attendees. With the works of all featured writers on display, available for purchase, and a book signing with each author, the room was buzzing. The event specifically aims to recognize the accomplishments of women authors. Seven notable authors…

A World of Words: Pasadena’s Red Hen Press Celebrates 22 Years of Literary Light

Noted writers Alan Lightman, Jill Bialosky and former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove held a packed room at the Pasadena Westin silently in their hands on a rare rainy Sunday afternoon, as Red…

“The Sympathizer” is Pasadena’s 2017 One City, One Story Selection

The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 One City, One Story community reading celebration is The Sympathizer by author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Now in its 15th year, One City, One Story is designed to…

Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses

Award-winning young adult author Sherri L. Smith has a new novel: a page-turner murder mystery set in California’s City of Roses, where Jude’s best friend Maggie is found dead in a swimming pool, and she…

Pasadena Author Publishes Novel About Fictional All Female Paratroopers Fighting Terrorists

In an election year marked by America’s first woman nominee for President of the United States from a major political party, and highlighted by increasing debates about women’s equality in the workforce and in politics,…