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Authors Night

From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 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:

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Leslie Clark

Leslie Clark retired from Cochise College in Arizona after 41 years of teaching and now lives in Oceanside. She is the author of two collections of poetry, "Cardiac Alert" and "Ward Off the Night." Leslie is editor/publisher of an online poetry journal, "Voices of the Wind."

R.D. Kardon 

One of San Diego Magazine's Five San Diego Authors to Read in 2019, Robin "R.D." Kardon is a former corporate and airline pilot with an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and three captain qualifications. She had a 12-year flying career that took her all over the world in every type of airplane from small single-engine Cessnas to the Boeing 737. A native New Yorker, she also holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from New York University and a law degree from American University. Her first novel, "Flygirl," was released earlier this month. 

Alexa Kingaard

Alexa Kingaard was born in San Diego and has lived most of her life in the area. Currently residing in Carlsbad, Kingaard is the mother of an adult son and daughter. Inspired by her late ex-husband, who battled the residual effects of the Vietnam War, her debut novel, "Keep Forever," highlights the collateral damage encountered by family members and loved ones living with PTSD in their midst. Coming this spring, her second novel, "My Name Is Rose," focuses on the collective memories of her generation. She loves writing about inostalgia and the human condition, the common denominator of our lives.

Susan Miller

Susan Miller had been a teacher, salesperson, corporate trainer, counselor and consultant — until her husband was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Over the course of her caregiving, her husband’s neurologist asked her to speak at various meetings and people began to ask her for more. From this came "My Life Rearranged," and a career as a speaker where she offers support and validation to caregivers in their journey. Originally from Connecticut, Miller is also an Ambassador to The Caregiver Connection, an online caregiving group. 

Pat Spencer

Pat Spencer began her career in the California community college system as a cosmetology instructor and retired as a college president. During this time, her primary goal was to develop programs, services and facilities to improve student opportunities and achievements. In that spirit, she wanted to write a novel that could improve the lives of human beings who are in desperate need. Every year, 800,000 children, women and men are trafficked, including 50,000 slaves in the U.S. If "Story of a Stolen Girl" stimulates conversation that makes a difference for even one victim, Spencer will be satisfied.

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