Join us for
Jan. 26, 2023
From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, local writers will be at Authors Night at the Sunset Market to sign and sell their books. Showcasing authors from a variety of literary genres, Authors Night is a perfect venue to meet and greet authors from our area. Confirmed authors include:
Brenda B. Batali
Matthew Zale and sherry Spencer
Lynn Abate-Johnson is a business consultant and global community builder in the digital marketing space. She wrote her book, "Out of Love, a Daughter's Journey With Her Mom to the End" to help other family caregivers, especially daughters thrust into being all-of-a-sudden caregivers, feel supported and encouraged.
Dori Aleman-Medina currently lives in Southern California with her husband, son, cat, and dog, all of who are not allowed to read the stories she writes. She grew up in Fresno, California, in a house that was near Vons and Holmes Playground, but she did not go to Roosevelt High School. She will always love the Tower District and Fresno City College.
Co-founder of Tracker Trucks and TransWorld Skateboarding, O'sider Larry Balma created the first modern skateboard truck in 1975. In "Tracker – Forty Years of Skateboard History," Balma shares photos and stories from the staff, riders and photographers who made Tracker a skateboarding icon.
Brenda B. Batali
As a teacher and school counselor on the Yakima Indian Reservation, Brenda B Batali developed a knowledge and understanding of differing traditions and life styles. She and her husband raised their family on a diversified farm including a vineyard in Washington state.
Mike Casper is a Southern California author with a passion for storytelling. He is a world traveler, husband, father and avid reader. Although life can be tragic, Casper believes, it can also be meaningful, beautiful and fulfilling. Based on the idea that books can take you places that no other media can, Casper wrote "Stone Thrower" and "The Sing Song Child."
David V. Daubenspeck
David V. Daubenspeck grew up in a small city in western lower Michigan. At age 16 he was blessed with an opportunity to serve as a part-time radio news reporter and announcer, where he continued working on through his college years while majoring in communications and focusing on biblical studies. David’s knowledge and worldview were further refined while participating in a National Association of Evangelicals chapter as part of helping grow the ministry of K-LOVE radio on the West Coast.
One of San Diego Magazine's Five San Diego Authors to Read, Robin "R.D." Kardon is a former corporate and airline pilot who had a 12-year flying career that took her all over the world. A native New Yorker, Kardon now lives in San Diego, where she has penned the Flygirl Trilogy. Book 1, "Flygirl," was released in 2019, followed by “Angel Flight,” in 2020. On Feb. 21, “Kardon will release “Flying Home,” which takes place on 9/11.
Jim Kempton is the award-winning former editor in chief of SURFER magazine. He is the author of three books, including First We Surf, Then We Eat and Surfing: The Manual. Currently, he is the President of the California Surf Museum and served as project director for a 70-foot surf exploration vessel, the Indies Trader, which traversed the globe in search of new wave discoveries while mapping the location and health of the world’s reefs.
Lisa M. Lane
Lisa M. Lane is a historian and author of historical fiction, including traditional mysteries set in Victorian England, as well as non-fiction. Born in England but living in California most of her life, her work embraces the tension between historical fact and historical imagination. When she’s not researching and writing, she can be found pontificating about online pedagogy, gardening in root-bound soil, or watching classic movies.
Russell N. Lowe
Russell Low is a physician with a passion for discovery and storytelling. His discoveries in the medical field have changed the way that his colleagues world-wide practice medicine and image disease. Russell frequently lectures on Chinese-American history, and his family’s story has been featured on the History Channel, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Voice of America, the California State Railroad Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Russell lives with his wife Carolyn Hesse-Low, an avid and well-known plein air artist, in La Jolla, California where they raised their two sons Ryan and Robert.
Tali Nay didn’t know much about business when she ended up, quite by accident, working at a small start-up company after graduating from college with an English degree. In "Yuppie: Stories from a Young Professional," Nay chronicles all she learned throughout her early career, while earning an MBA and working for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. Nay is now pursuing her dream of becoming a gemologist in San Diego.
Brae Wyckoff is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed author born and raised in San Diego. Brae has published eleven books, won multiple awards and traveled the world but his greatest achievement was writing his children’s books for his seven grandchildren. He and his wife, Jill, have three children. Wyckoff is currently the director of an international writing organization called Kingdom Writers Association.
Matthew Zale is a retired lawyer, grandfather of six, who lives in Oceanside with his wife Linda. After retirement he turned to writing children’s books and acting in community theater. He got the idea for “Poggi and Bonsi’s Gondola" after a trip to Venice with his family and grandson who brought his two stuffed dogs with him. His intent was to encourage parents to expose even young children to international events, such as the annual regatta for gondoliers.
and her mother, Elaine Wallin, are co-illustrators. Sherry is a retired teacher, grandmother of six, who lives in Oceanside with her husband Bob. She started painting after retirement, and this is the first book she has illustrated. Elaine Wallin is a world-famous artist, whose paintings are in many private galleries and in the capitol building in Sacramento.