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Garrett’s Candlelight Vigils began in response to the challenging and disturbing days of the Covid 19 pandemic. Garrett began the series as an effort to bring perhaps a bit of solace, comfort, humor as we all grappled with this seemingly unceasing overwhelm. He’s continued with them every week since April 6, 2020, the 50th to be posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021.
The Faithful Orderly started the series and was posted on both Instagram and Facebook on April 6, 2020. You are invited to watch this first one and you may see them all by following garrettmbrown8 on Instagram or Garrett M Brown on Facebook.
Writer/actor Garrett began his creative life as a painter and continues to make paintings when he’s not revising his forthcoming book, TIN SEA, or off filming. Please visit one of these links to see his painting, “O Cillium Trillium California!” as part of the recent online show, California Lite, up until March 17th, 2021.
Barbara presented a Zoom talk When Water Was Everywhere: A Novel View of Early California to an enthusiastic online audience on January 27, 2021. The Talk was part of a local history series for the Miller Special Collections Room at the Long Beach Public Library.
Eight months after Marie’s successful book launch in August 2018, she continues to be a sought-after speaker for bookstores, book groups, universities and theater programs. Her memoir, Daughter of the Enemy, has landed her numerous readings in Los Angeles and New York. Invitations to speak to German Studies and literature classes have come from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and California State University Long Beach in Long Beach, California.
Garrett Brown‘s rite of passage novel, Tin Sea, will debut Spring 2020. He used a draft of the book’s cover to advertise a reading he did as part of EST/LA’s WinterfEST 2019. The graphic is a reproduction of one of Garrett’s paintings.
Garrett recently guest starred on the original NCIS with Mark Harmon. Pictured here with Garrett is Mark Harmon, second from the left.
He also continues his successful run of What’s Funny in a Dark Time? a 75-minute anecdotal exploration of his fantasy of doing stand-up comedy.
Barbara Crane’s recent focus has been on the short story and poetry. Her short story, “There Had to be a Rothko” was published in Open: Journal of Arts & Letters (http://ojalart.com/literary-arts/fiction/short-story/short-story-barbara-cranes-rothko/); a second story, “The Beating of Wings” was published in the magazine Hevria; and her poem “Atonement” was featured in an Australian-based online publication.
Marie Pal-Brown receives national recognition
from the 7th annual Beverly Hills Book Awards®!
Beverly Hills, California — The 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized Daughter of the Enemy by Marie Pal-Brown as a finalist in the Memoir category.
Established in 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards® competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters. Contest winners and finalists are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation – a synergy of form and content” over a wide range of genres.
“We are proud to announce the winners and finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work” – Ellen Reid, Founder BHBA
Daughter of the Enemy is both a personal and social history – it recounts how women and children survived the hardships of WWII and postwar Germany, and how a ravaged country succumbed to the silence surrounding the Holocaust. It weaves, from the frayed strands of memory, a fully human accounting of coming to terms with hard truths, finally creating a tender memorial to the father lost in war. The story is a journey, and the journey is a story that has been waiting to be told.
We celebrated Marie Pal-Brown’s stunning memoir, Daughter of the Enemy, with a publication party on August 18, 2018 at the Lagoon House. Over 130 people attended from all around the Los Angeles area. Out-of-towners included guests from Wisconsin, Phoenix, New York and Germany. Congratulations, Marie!
The LHP team takes a well deserved rest after the successful launch of their latest title.
Gatsby Books, Long Beach, CA hosted Toni Fuhrman’s successful reading of The Second Mrs. Price on Sunday,
Lagoon House Press celebrated the publication of Toni Fuhrman’s latest novel, The Second Mrs. Price. After a spirited reading, Toni signed books and talked to guests.
Welcome to Lagoon House Press, Toni!
Lagoon House Press will introduce a new novel, The Second Mrs. Price by Toni Fuhrman, at a publication event on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
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Lagoon House Press is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of
THE SECOND MRS. PRICE, a new novel by California author Toni Fuhrman.
This compelling tale will be available in February 2018 in both paperback and ebook editions.
From the moment Griff turns up in his dusty red pickup truck,
Selene is infatuated. Unfortunately, she’s married to Alex—Griff’s brother.
Will Selene disregard her own scruples and risk everything—the security
of her marriage and the husband she still loves, her career, her home—for
an elusive man she passionately desires but who may leave
as suddenly as he turned up?
At Rancho Los Cerritos, where much of When Water Was Everywhere takes place, donors are entertained by Barbara’s presentation, “Rancho Los Cerritos During John Temple’s Time,” on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Actor Garrett M. Brown reads passages from the novel to complement the slides, delighting the audience.
Barbara presents a slide presentation of “When Water Was Everywhere” at Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Friends of the Library, September 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
Barbara and Friends of the Library president LaDelle Clark.
Literary Lounge at the Friends of the Los Angeles River Frog Spot on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Barbara will read from “When Water Was Everywhere” along with other featured poets and writers.
Barbara is the featured speaker at Rancho Los Alamitos Volunteer Council on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Eighty volunteers enjoy Barbara’s presentation.
“When Water Was Everywhere” presentation creates buzz at Temple Israel of Long Beach on February 9, 2017. Barbara answers questions as part of the synagogue’s year-long focus on Water.
Los Angeles RiverWorks in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City Hall offices is the venue for Barbara’s reading and slide presentation on January 24, 2017, which garners many appreciative comments from the audience.
Barbara lectures at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, on January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Book club at Gatsby Books on Saturday, November 5, 2016, Barbara discusses “When Water Was Everywhere.” New members welcome. For more information, visit: http://gatsbybooks.com/new-events/
Bill Davis entered two photos in October’s Belmont Heights Community Association’s art show, October 2016. Both photographs sold. Congratulations, Bill!
Special Event: Barbara Crane reads from “When Water Was Everywhere” on the Los Angeles River on September 11, 2016. Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) have invited Barbara to read from her historical novel, which is set on the Los Angeles River. Where: the Frog Spot: The LA River Bike Path, 2815 Benedict St., Los Angeles, 90039. Time: 3 p.m. The event includes a FoLAR representative who will answer questions about the river and a short river walk. We hope to see you there!
On September 8, 2016, Barbara reads from “When Water Was Everywhere” at the Bayshore Library in Belmont Shore. Address: 195 Bay Shore Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90803. Time: 6 p.m.
Our own Garrett Brown’s one-act play, THE FOOLISH ANGEL, is in Evening C of EST LA’s three evenings of One-Acts in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. It opened July 10th and will continue through July 31, 2016.
“…crowd-pleasing…funny…ambitious… a promising start to what I hope will be an annual event…” wrote David Nichols of the LA TIMES.
If you live in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area, please join us for Barbara Crane’s book signing at Gatsby Books on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Gatsby Books is located at 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90808.
Barbara will read from When Water Was Everywhere at the Long Beach Public Library, Bayshore Branch on September 8, 2016. She will lecture at the Aquarium of the Pacific in early January 2017. Visit us again for more information.
Lagoon House Press is launched with an event on May 14, 2016 that attracted over 90 guests. Many said they “enjoyed being part of the creative community” the launch brought together. What a great day!
Lagoon House Press will introduce their premiere publication at the Press Launch
on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
When Water Was Everywhere is a new novel by Long Beach, California author Barbara Crane
and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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