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Friday, May 27, 2016

Altadena Library Presents Los Angeles Area Indy Authors Panel

L-R: Dario Ciriello, S.W. Lauden, Christine Elise McCarthy, Ryan Roy, and Mark Tullius

Altadena Library District will present an “Indie Authors Panel” consisting of five local writers on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main library. Guest panelists will be discussing their work, their writing process, and their independent publishing journey. There will also be time set aside for questions from the audience and for panelists to sign copies of their work. The panelists for the presentation will include:

Dario Ciriello is a professional author and freelance editor. His nonfiction book, Aegean Dream, was a UK travel bestseller in 2012. His first novel, Sutherland’s Rules, was published in 2013, and was followed by Free Verse and Other Stories, a collection of short Science Fiction, and a suspense thriller novel titled Black Easter. Dario lives with his wife in the Los Angeles Area.

S.W. Lauden’s debut crime novel, Bad Citizen Corporation, was published by Rare Bird Books in 2015. The second Greg Salem novel, Grizzly Season, will be published in September 2016. His standalone mystery novella, Crosswise, is available now from Down & Out Books.

Christine Elise McCarthy has been acting professionally for 28 years and is recognized primarily for her roles as Emily Valentine on Beverly Hills, 90210, as Harper Tracy on ER, and as Kyle, the gal who killed Chucky in Child’s Play 2. She wrote for Beverly Hills 90210, and her short film Bathing & The Single Girl screened at 100+ film festivals and won 20 awards. Her debut novel of the same title was inspired by her short film.

Ryan Roy is the Public Services Director for the Altadena Library District. In his off hours, he’s a freelance writer and filmmaker. His fiction has appeared in a number of online literary magazines, and his short films have won awards at film festivals around the country and abroad. Jonestown is his first novel.

Mark Tullius is the host of the podcast Unlocking, and the author of Brightside, Twisted Reunion, and 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader’s Best Indie Books for 2013. In 2012, Mark launched a project called Unlocking the Cage that merges his love of the martial arts, his talent for writing, and his sociology degree from Brown University to discover why fighters are drawn to the sport of MMA. Unlocking the Cage is due to be released late 2016.

The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street in Altadena. For more information, please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library at



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