Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition

Edited by Patricia O’Sullivan


ISBN: 978-1-938849-09-1
Publication date April 15, 2013

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Thursday, April 18, 7PM
With Denise Hamilton, Rachel M. Harper,
Jim Krusoe, & Scott O’Connor;
mod. Patricia O’Sullivan
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

April 20 & April 21st, 12PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Group Signings, Prospect Park Books booth
USC Campus

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2PM
Barnes & Noble – Old Town Pasadena
With Petrea Burchard, Margaret Finnegan,
Rachel M. Harper, Cynthia Adam Prochaska,
Jervey Tervalon, John Vorhaus, & Lawrence Wilson

Saturday, May 11, 10AM
LitFest Pasadena
With Naomi Hirahara, Liza Palmer,
Samantha Peale, & Wally Rudolph;
mod. Patricia O’Sullivan
Central Park, Pasadena

Thursday, June 13, 7:30PM (galleries open at 6:30PM)
Pasadena Museum of History
With Petrea Burchard, Dianne Emley,
Jill Alison Ganon, & Dennis Fulgoni;
mod. Patricia O’Sullivan
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena

Twenty-nine authors explore Pasadena and its environs in this anthology of contemporary fiction

The historic, handsome city east of Los Angeles has served as home or creative inspiration to countless writers and artists since the Arroyo Arts & Crafts scene of the early twentieth century. This volume gathers an extraordinary array of authors, each discovering his or her muse by writing about this special area and the challenges and triumphs of its diverse population. Contributors include beloved bestselling authors as well as talented newcomers whose work is introduced here for the first time. All have found an original literary vision in Pasadena.

Petrea Burchard
Lian Dolan
David Ebershoff
Dianne Emley
Margaret Finnegan
Dennis Fulgoni
Jill Alison Ganon
Veronica Gonzalez Peña
Denise Hamilton
Rachel M. Harper
Naomi Hirahara
Christopher Horton
Sean Howell
Michelle Huneven
Ron Koertge
Jim Krusoe
Scott O’Connor
Liza Palmer
Victoria Patterson
Samantha Peale
Gary Phillips
Cynthia Adam Prochaska
Wally Rudolph
Andrea Seigel
Jervey Tervalon
Katie Vane
John Vorhaus
Lawrence Wilson
Erica Zora Wrightson

Michelle Huneven is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, most recently Blame, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and one of the Ten Terrific Reads of the year for O, the Oprah Magazine. An Altadena native who lives there still, she contributed the foreword to the collection, as well as a work of short fiction.

Editor Patricia O’Sullivan is the associate publisher at Prospect Park Books and has lived in the shadow of the San Gabriel mountains for more than twenty years.

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