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Soroptomist International Brea/La Habre

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Enjoy great author discussions, book signings, fabulous prizes and unlimited mimosas!

Tickets: $75-Reserved by October 20, 2023
$85 after Oct. 20. No tickets sold at the door.

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If paying by check, make payable to: Soroptimist Intl of Brea, Inc.
Mail to: 1871 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra CA 90631

Nik Sharma is the author, photographer, and recipe developer behind Nik Sharma Cooks/A Brown Table and The Flavor Files newsletter. He has appeared on the shows Chefs Secrets: The Science of Cooking (PBS), The Road to Cooking, and the upcoming series, Confluence (PBS). Nik’s work has garnered multiple awards from SaveurParadeBetter Homes & Gardens, and the American Food Journalism Awards. His first book, Season, was a James Beard– and IACP awards finalist. His second cookbook, The Flavor Equation, was a James Beard Award, IACP Award, and British Guild of Food Writers Award finalist and winner of the silver medal at the German Academy of Gastronomy. He lives in Los Angeles. 

Michelle Gagnon writes thrillers for teens and adults. A former modern dancer, dog walker, bartender, freelance journalist, personal trainer, and model, she’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and way too many dogs.

Marjorie McCown has spent her entire professional life in the story-telling business, though she started out on the visual side of the craft. She spent more than twenty-five years in Hollywood working as a key member of the costume design teams for a string of successful movies that includes Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, The Firm, A Bronx Tale, Wag the Dog, The Aviator, Hairspray, Angels and Demons, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and X-Men Days of Future Past. McCown has a BA in Theater from the University of Virginia and an AAS in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Southern California.


Event Date: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 10:00pm
Alta Vista Country Club
777 Alta Vista Drive
Placentia, CA 92870
Veg-table: Recipes, Techniques, and Plant Science for Big-Flavored, Vegetable-Focused Meals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797216317
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 24th, 2023

Veg-Table brims with the color, vibrancy, and life that is the delicious signature of Nik Sharma’s food. Beautifully photographed and thoughtfully curated, this is an essential resource for both vegetable lovers and flavor hunters alike. Nik has once again proven he is the master of interlacing crave-able recipes with science and research.”—Hetty Lui McKinnon, cookbook author and food writer 

Killing Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593540749
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 16th, 2023

"[A] smart, sassy serial killer thriller. . . . [An] absolutely superlative queer crime caper that centers female solidarity.” —Criminal Element

“This quirky thriller, with nicely developed LGBTQ themes of self-love and a sprightly conversational tone, makes tackling gruesome killers feel a little like a romp.” —Booklist

Final Cut (A Hollywood Mystery) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639103676
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - June 6th, 2023

“[A] keen sense of what it’s like to work on a Hollywood production.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A fun and unique story . . . Readers will love Final Cut.”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews