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Reading with a Los Angeles Literary Guide

My passion for books started at a pretty young age. Through literature, I made friends with people all over the world, and visited places that I always wanted to see (and still do) through pages of novels and plays. Specifically, I’ve always…

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Book Lovers

Did you just notice that Valentine’s Day is coming and don’t have any plans or gift ideas? Are the Pinterest DIY’s lacking the originality your valentine deserves? Here are a few ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your reader S/O…

Jill Orr Tells the History of Her Family Home

Our very own Riley Ellison Mystery author, Jill Orr, recently wrote about her family home history and it is giving us some major warm, fuzzy feelings. In COMO Living, Orr speaks to the process of transforming her husband Jimmy’s childhood…

Unique Literary Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Is Here Halloween is upon us! If you're anything like me, you wait until October 30th (or even the morning of the 31st!) to plan any kind of costumes, if you wear a costume at all. But before you resign yourself to cat ear…

5 Books for Back to School

Back To School Blues? August is ending, September is beginning, and more importantly: School is starting. Between scrambling to finish summer reading assignments and scanning the internet for cheap textbooks, people may find that books…
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The Millennial Effect

As a kid I always dreamed of being a writer, even though the phrase “starving artist” that was on the lips of every well-meaning family member and friend that asked me about my future. I simply couldn’t keep my nose out of books—I…
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Indie Crime Crawl

You’ve heard of a pub crawl, and maybe even a bookstore crawl, but today we’re bringing you something totally new: an Indie Crime Crawl! About the Indie Crime Crawl Organized by Eric Beetner and Jo Perry, this virtual crawl is…
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Jill Orr's Newest Book and the ALA Conference

The Ugly Truth Launch Just a few days ago we celebrated publication day for the newest book in Jill Orr's Riley Ellison Mystery series: THE UGLY TRUTH! Fans of the first two books in the series, THE GOOD BYLINE and THE BAD BREAK, will…

Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts

Every Father’s Day we look for the perfect gift to celebrate our dad’s hard work, weird obsessions, and eye roll-inducing puns. And every Father’s Day, dads everywhere run into the same problems: Another pair of socks? How will I…

PPB and LitFest Pasadena 2019

We had a great time at the L.A. Times Festival of Books last month, but in case you didn't make it to USC (fighting crowds of people and sitting in traffic on the 10 isn't for everyone!) LitFest Pasadena is bringing the panels, discussions,…