Book Talk'THRONES' SCRIBE COMES TO FOX ... George R.R. Martin, author of the epic fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire," on which the popular HBO program "Game of Thrones" is based, will be at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City on Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Martin will be signing copies of his new book, "A Dance with Dragons," the latest in the "Ice and Fire" series. Tickets for the event are $42 (single) or $48 (pair) and include a copy of "A Dance with Dragons." To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.keplers.com/event/george-rr-martin. The Fox Theatre is located at 2223 Broadway St., Redwood City.
LOCAL AUTHORS ... Palo Alto resident and Stanford creative-writing teacher Alice LaPlante will be at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, on July 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of her debut novel, "Turn of Mind." Ellen Sussman, a Los Altos Hills resident and past judge of the annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest, will be at Kepler's on July 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of her book, "French Lessons: A Novel."
AUTHOR TALKS ... Upcoming Kepler's author events, at 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, include Gail Carriger, "Heartless" (July 14, 7 p.m.); Simon Van Booy, "Everything Beautiful Began After" (July 15, 7 p.m.); Doug Edwards, "I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59" (July 18, 7 p.m.); Priscilla Gilman, "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy" (July 21, 7 p.m.); Howard Markel, M.D., Ph. D., "An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine" (July 27, 7 p.m.); Catherine Athans, Ph. D., "Make Your Dreams Come True Now!: How to Manifest Your Wishes, Dreams and Desires" (July 28, 7 p.m.); Kathleen Baty, "College Safety 101: Miss Independent's Guide to Empowerment, Confidence, and Staying Safe" (Aug. 10, 7 p.m.).
MORE AUTHOR TALKS ... Upcoming Books Inc. author events, at 301 Castro St., Mountain View, include Sheila Kohler, "Love Child" (July 16, 5 p.m.); Chirstopher Moore and Ian Corson, "The Griff" (July 28, 7 p.m.).
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