By The San Clemente Times
Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year writer Miles Corwin is among the writers appearing at the San Clemente Friends of the Library’s 13th Annual “Meet the Authors” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf and Country Club in Mission Viejo.
Corwin, a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is known for three non-fiction books: The Killing Season, a national bestseller, Kind of Blue, the winner of the Pen West Award for nonfiction and Homicide Special. As a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, he testified at the Robert Blake murder trial.
In addition to Corwin, featured authors include Debra Ollivier and DeAnna Cameron. Professional Laguna Beach artist Robin Wethe Altman will design the program and display her award winning paintings.
The Friends of the Library’s main goal is to support the San Clemente Library and its current expansion. In 2011, the “Meet the Authors Luncheon” raised more than $10,000 and book store revenues contributed another $60,000. The Summer Children’s Programs support over 2,500 children as well as adult and teen programs. A thousand-plus children’s books and craft materials are major purchases by the Friends. The organization pays for a large portion of all library materials, including reference books and the majority of audio-visual materials.