Ninety-eight supporters quickly signed up and paid their $35 to make sure they would be a part of one of the most popular events of the year for the La Crescenta Woman’s Club — the annual Author’s Lunch. The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club was the sparkling setting Nov. 10. Door prizes, silent auction and book signings added to the festive atmosphere as three authors told their stories.
Mystery writer Michael Mallory was the first author to speak about his fiction and nonfiction writing. He disabused his audience of the notion of writer’s block when he said, “Writer’s block is for amateurs.” Since Mallory is known for his short stories, he also added, “I write short stories because I have short ideas.”
Mary Pat Kelly regaled her audience about her historical fiction novel, “Galway Bay.”
She liberally sprinkled in true stories about her Irish ancestors and her trips to Ireland for research. Kelly’s presentation was accompanied by Irish harpist and Glendale Community College professor Dennis Doyle.