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Join us for

Authors Night

Jan. 20, 2022

From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, 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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Richard Agler

Rabbi Richard Agler, DD, is the founding rabbi, now Rabbi Emeritus, of Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, Florida. He has taught graduate courses in mysticism. Now a resident of Oceanside, he serves as co-director of the Tali Fund and is the scholar emeritus of Congregation Ohr HaYam/the Keys Jewish Community Center. “The Tragedy Test” is his widely acclaimed first book.

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Larry Balma

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.

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Mike Casper

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."

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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."

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Amy Forsythe

An award-winning multimedia journalist and military veteran with more than 25 years of experience in storytelling, public speaking and multimedia content creation, Amy Forsythe is the author of "Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11." Forsythe served nearly 18 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat correspondent and is currently serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a public affairs officer at Camp Pendleton. 

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Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser is the author of the Beholding God series of inspirational poetic devotional books. He has lived in San Diego county for over 40 years and is currently an empty nester in Vista with his wife. Fraser's current projects for this year include extending his book series to include illustrated books for young children and self-narrating his books as audio books.

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Andrea Susan Glass

An Oceanside resident and owner of WritersWay, Andrea Susan Glass is a nonfiction book coach, copyeditor and ghostwriter. She’s the author of "Your Fabulous First Book: How to Write with Clarity, Confidence & Connection," and "My Fabulous First Book: A Workbook Companion to Your Fabulous First Book." In 2022 Glass will be publishing her third book and a series of online courses and coaching programs.

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Michelle Ann Hollstein

Michelle Ann Hollstein is the author of the Fatal Reaction series, the Vienna Rossi Paranormal Mysteries, the Ms. Aggie Underhill Mysteries and the nonfiction series Who Says You Can't Paint? She resides here in Southern California with her two children and her two spoiled kitties.

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R.D. Kardon 

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 with her beloved rescue pets. Her first novel, "Flygirl," was released in 2019, followed in 2020 by “Angel Flight,” Book No. 2 of The Flygirl Series.

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Tali Nay

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.

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Alexa Kingaard

Alexa Kingaard was born in and has lived most of her life in the San Diego area. Kingaard has written two novels, "Keep Forever," highlighting the collateral damage of post-traumatic stress disorder, and "My Name Is Rose," a story of her generation.

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The Veterans' Writing Group of San Diego County

We are Military Veterans learning to write our story in our own words whether it is fiction or not. We strive to help veterans write their story and provide entertainment and pleasure to the readers.  We trust this experience will help to understand the military veterans through “their stories”. The Veterans Writing Group of San Diego County is passionate about writing and improving the process needed to tell our stories.

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Brae Wyckoff

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.

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For information about promoting a book at Authors Night, contact Cathy Nykiel at cathy@mainstreetoceanside.com.