Blazing Laptops 2019

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Natural and Organic Grocery Store 






A place where fresh, organic food choices and community come together to create the experience.




Pizza Nova 


San Diego's best wood-fired pizzas, pastas and salads




Cygnet Theatre 


Founded in 2003, Cygnet Theatre is a leading regional company and one of San Diego’s cultural icons.




Trader Joe's 

It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.




Jamba Juice 


Serving Up Healthy Living, One Cup at a Time



Scripps Ranch Theatre


SRT has earned a reputation as one of the finest small theaters in San Diego.




Einstein Bros Bagels 


The friendly, neighborhood gathering place for good conversation and great food.





It's just better


Lamplighters Community Theatre


The Lamplighters Community Theatre provides a venue for community oriented theater serving the City of La Mesa and the surrounding areas in San Diego County.



Starbucks Coffee Company


Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit –
one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.




Slater's 50/50

Home of the famous 50/50 burger - 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef.





Independent Minds Shop at Warwick's



Broadway San Diego


Performing arts theater in San Diego, California



Fauzia Burke



Fauzia Burke is the founder and president of FSB Associates, an online publicity and marketing firm specializing in creating awareness for books and authors. 



7Stitches Ethnic Jewelry 


Inspired by nature and the human experience...



Point Loma Tea



Banyan Kitchen + Cafe and Chi Chocolate 

Unique gifts for those with impeccable tastes or for amenities, wedding or corporate gifts.




"Voted best chef, Accursio Lota, and best Italian restaurant by San Diego Magazine "



Laurie Gibson

Laurie Gibson, the San Diego editor who’s served more than 150 first-time authors during her career. She’s also edited or proofread well over 250 books for numerous publishers, including recent editions of novels such as The Color Purple and the writing of musician Jimmy Buffett and business guru Brian Tracy. For several years, Laurie taught editing for the Extension programs at both UCSD and UCLA.


Jill G. Hall 

Jill G. Hall is an artist, writer and owner of Inspirations Gallery. Her poetry has been published in A Year in Ink Vol. VI and VIICity WorksServing House Journal and Wild Women Wild Voices. She is a past president of San Diego Writers, Ink, currently chairs The Creative Catalyst Program at the San Diego Foundation and facilitates Artist Way and creativity workshops. She holds an Ed.D. from Northern Arizona University and a masters degree from the University of San Diego.



Margaret Dilloway 

Margaret Dilloway is the author of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, Winner of the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes for Best Women’s Fiction; How to Be an American Housewife; and the upcoming Sisters of Heart and Snow, all from Putnam Books.



Olive Jam 


From homemade meals to handmade, home decor, and accessories perfect for food lovers!



Thank you to the authors who donated their books:

Thursday Writers: Anthology Vol. 2

Matt Phillips: Three Kinds of Fool

Sandra Millers Younger: The Fire Outside My Window

Laurel Corona: Finding Emilie, Penelope's Daughter 

Margaret Dilloway: Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters, Momotaro: Xander and the Dream Thief

Patrick McMahon: Becoming Patrick

Thomas Larson: The Sanctuary of Illness, The Memoir and the Memoirist

William Luvaas: Ashes Rain Down

Robert Gilberg: Alice Chang

Tom Spanbauer: In the City of Shy Hunters 

Druscilla Campbell: Wildwood

W.A. Fulkerson: Writing with Purpose

Jim Moreno: Dancing in Dissent

Lisa Brackmann: Rock Paper Tiger, Go-Between

John Van Roekel: Braver Deeds, Prisoner Moon, Lorenzo's Assassin

Patricia Benke: Qudeen the Magnificent

Kathy Diamant: Kafka's Last Love 











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