Four authors team up for local group book signing

On Sunday, April 16, the Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay will hold a book signing and dramatic reading event with four novelists. 

click to enlarge Four authors team up for local group book signing

The program starts at 1 p.m. and will feature appearances from Santa Ynez author Lida Sideris (pictured), Santa Maria author Tony Piazza, Los Osos author Anne R. Allen, and Los Angeles author Mara Purl. Scenes from each of the four author’s books will be performed during the dramatic reading segment of the event.

All four of the authors featured at the event are known for penning ongoing book series, including Allen, whose series of novels follows one protagonist—Camilla Randal, a fictional socialite—and is described as a combination of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire.

Before kicking off her writing career, Sideris worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio in Los Angeles. Some of her experiences at the studio inspired her to create the protagonist of her ongoing mystery novel series, Corrie Locke, a lawyer by day and sleuth by night. Sideris currently lives in Santa Ynez with her family.

Piazza also has a Hollywood-related background, as he previously worked as a stand-in and stunt double for various actors in the 1970s. The Santa Maria resident is widely known for his book series that follows private investigator Tom Logan.

Purl is a prolific actress, audiobook performer, and novelist, who has written several novels and novellas with a shared continuity in the fictional town of Milford-Haven. The series has received more than 60 book awards over the years.

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