On Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. inside Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) is hosting its Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon, which features Q&As and book-signings with writers big and small. See calm4kids.org or call 682-3925 for tickets. Here are five you mustn’t miss.

#1) Peter Falk: The famous glass-eyed actor’s memoirs are called Just One More Thing: Stories from My Life.

#2) Mariel Hemingway: Ernest’s granddaughter is an actress who’s overcome much hardship, and tells all in her book, Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out.

#3) Jane Heller: A volunteer at Cottage Hospital, Heller turned her experiences into an enjoyable novel called Some Nerve about an entertainment journalist.

#4) Lynne Cox: The famous endurance swimmer and UCSB grad, whose Swimming to Antarctica won rave reviews, has a new book called Grayson, about a 17-year-old girl who reunites a mother whale with its calf.

#5) James Rollins: A Sacramento veterinarian by day and bestselling author by night, Rollins’s latest novel, Black Order, mixes up historical mystery with globe-trotting adventure.


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