Free Authors Under the Stars Event in Old Town

October 25, 2010

Old Town Gift Co. is offering a unique opportunity for San Diego’s literature buffs to meet and greet with five local authors. Authors Under The Stars is a free event in Old Town’s Fiesta de Reyes on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. and will showcase five local authors in the open-air courtyard with complementary appetizers.

Jack Scheffler Innis is one of the authors that will be featured at the Authors Under the Stars event in the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard on Nov. 10.

The Authors Under The Stars event will feature the following local authors: Bette Blaydes Pegas, Jack Scheffler Innis, Joey Seymour, R.D. Riccoboni and Joan Brady. Guests will get to hear these authors discuss their books in the intimate, outdoor setting of the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard.

The event will also feature a question and answer portion and opportunities for one-on-one conversations with each author.

Bette Blaydes Pegas will be speaking about her book “Chasing a Dream in the Galápagos: A Personal Evolution,” which recently won a San Diego Book Awards Association Award in the “Best Travel” category. She will be featured alongside Jack Scheffler Innis, author of “San Diego Legends: Events, People, and Places that Made History.” Jack is an award-winning local journalist who has studied the history of San Diego extensively.

Also featured at the event will be Joey Seymour, whose latest book “San Diego’s Finest Athletes: Five Exceptional Lives” profiles the lives and careers of five incredible athletes from San Diego such as Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Olympic diver Greg Louganis.

Another author attending the event is R.D. Riccoboni whose art gallery is also located within the Fiesta de Reyes plaza. His book “From Old Town to New Town, San Diego Paintings” features over 60 of his paintings of different areas of San Diego such as Mission San Diego de Alcala, Old Town, and the historic Gaslamp.

There will also be featured special guest appearance by Joan Brady,  an internationally recognized writer and lecturer. Her best selling debut novel “God on a Harley” was translated into seventeen languages. Her ninth book “The Ghost of Mt. Soledad” is also available at Old Town Gift Co.

Old Town Gift Co. is located within Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park at Wallace and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station. In addition to two dining establishments — Casa de Reyes and Barra Barra Saloon – Fiesta de Reyes boasts 16 specialty stores open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit or text “Fiesta” to 53137 to keep weekly updates on events at Fiesta de Reyes.

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