Self-publishing is the publication of a book or magazine by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. Most self-published books sell few copies and those that do sell in large numbers are newsworthy because they are so rare.
One teenage girl wrote about being inspired by “Fish in a Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, many young readers penned essays about the popular “Dog Man” by Dav Pilkey, and there was even an 8-year-old James Patterson fan in the mix.
Sports writers Mike Guardabascio and Tyler Hendrickson have collaborated to pen a book about the history of Long Beach Polytechnic High School, due out the first week of September.
The Friends of the Long Beach Public Library is asking young library patrons to answer an essay question as a way to encourage reading and writing in the summer months.
Retired Long Beach City College professor and former Grunion Gazette columnist Wendy Hornsby is releasing her next mystery this week, and will be in town Saturday to talk about it.
A tight window will open soon for a chance to attend the always-sold-out Long Beach Festival of Authors put on by the Literary Women group.
Long Beach resident Michael Andrew Stugrin’s latest book, “Savoring Simple Home Cooking: Culinary Themes, Variations, and Improvisations,” is now available on amazon.com. The book, which includes more than 350 recipes, can be purchased in both print and electronic formats.
Standing on his terrace with a sweeping view of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sandy shore of Long Beach, Dr. Matthew Jenkins has come a long way since his days as a youngster on his family’s farm in Alabama.
Wendy Hornsby, who once wrote the column "No Mystery Here" for the Grunion, will be back in town this week for a reading of her newest mystery novel, "Number 7, Rue Jacob."
Wendy Hornsby, a former history teacher at Long Beach City College and former columnist at the Grunion Gazette, has released another book in her popular Maggie MacGowen mystery series.
Long Beach’s Literary Women Festival of Authors is designed to balance inequity, to showcase women authors who so often go unrecognized in the male-dominated world of books.
For the first time in years, fans of female authors have the chance to see some of the good ones in person at the Long Beach Literary Women Festival of Authors.
Dignity Health — St. Mary Medical Center's Paul Czajka, Sister Celeste Trahan, and Drew Gagner get a little help from their friends Friday, April 22. The group planted a magnolia tree on their Long Beach campus in honor of Earth Day.
The Long Beach Zine Fest featured nearly 100 writers, designers, cartoonists, photographers, artists and poets from Long Beach and surrounding cities selling and sharing their wares directly to the public on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Museum of Latin American Art.
Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will speak and answer questions at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach.
Long Beach State graduate Carlos Palomino was a 10-1 underdog when he knocked out the English champ in London in 1976 to win the world welterweight title.
Summer is almost over, but there's still time for one more summer read. I'd recommend Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric." It's a winner of the Jackson Prize for Poetry.
Bookworms should delight at the number of authors this city produces on a regular basis, giving locals a chance to read writing produced by their own neighbors. Gazette Newspapers occasionally lists some recently published writers from the Long Beach area.
Jenny Nordberg is a Swedish journalist and a member of the Consortium of Independent Investigative Journalists. She has studied the position of women in Afghanistan for years and discovered on one of her assignments the astonishing existence of what is known bacha posh.