Indie Author Day is an annual event where libraries and organizations around the world host local events and welcome local indie authors, writers, and community members for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, panel discussions, and more.

2019 Pacific Grove Indie Author Day

Hosted by Pacific Grove Public Library and the Centrella Inn. Facilitated by Pacific Grove Books.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 am – 4 pm Jewell Park • 2:30 – 4 pm Centrella Inn

Pacific Grove, California – A Peaceful Place for Writers and Readers
— Free and Open to the Public! —


Join us for children’s Halloween writing fun, Secrets of P.G., Market to your Audience, and History of Centrella Inn.

Network with other writers in the community.

Meet local authors and editors. Buy books.

Be entertained, educated and inspired! All ages welcome.




Barbara Arnold – Arnold has spent many years teaching children that work in film, advertising, and with the San Francisco Opera. As a Pacific Grove Writer, she is currently working on a children’s book about a spooky story in Pacific Grove, to be published by Pacific Grove Books—[email protected]

Wolf Bukowski – As television director, producer, editor, and writer, Bukowski has received three Emmy awards and various other awards for his work. He recently won an award for a 4 min. video shot on an iPhone for the Carl Cherry Digital Film Fest, and submitted to the Monarch Film Festival—[email protected]

Mary Fry is a member of Wolf Bukowski’s Scriptwriters Forum.

Nina Solomita, MFA – A talented playwright, writing teacher, memoirist and editor, Solomita’s new play, “He Fell In, But I Did

Not,” debuts Nov. 1 at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel—[email protected]

Joyce Krieg­ – Krieg has published three mystery novels through St. Martin’s Press and has taught classes on writing mysteries through the UC-Santa Cruz Extension. Krieg’s new book, Pacific Grove at Your Feet – Walks, Hikes and Rambles, with illustrations by Judy Obbink, will be published by Pacific Grove Books Spring 2020. Editing services from manuscript analysis to final proofread before publication—[email protected]

Christine Sosa Loomis – A marketing manager at Cengage Learning and marketer for the University of California Press, Chris offers brand strategy, market development, promotions and campaign management, content marketing and social media management, and partners with authors and publishers to successfully promote and publicize their work—[email protected]

William Neish, Story Tailor – meets individually with authors, playwrights and screenwriters who wish to polish and clarify their works. He has been employed by the Literary Departments of both International Creative Management in Los Angeles and the Circle Repertory Company in NYC—[email protected]

Dan Linehan – Author, explorer, scientist, with many specialty books published. Participant Media films, with work in Argentina: writing, teaching, film, and a deadly storm…. Climate change interviews with Sylvia Earle, Bill McKibben, Al Gore, and Charles Ferguson—

Jeffrey Whitmore – Whitmore is a published writer and the author of A Quaint Town for a Killing (Pacific Grove Books 2018). Services include writing, ghostwriting, editing, hand-holding, and general assistance for writers. Whitmore’s new book, Cougar on the Course (working title) will be published by Pacific Grove Books Spring 2020—[email protected]

Bill Minor – P.G. writer and noted jazz historian/writer and local musician, and author of Pacific Grove 1974, reprinted in 2018 by Pacific Grove Books. Minor is currently finishing a third memoir volume of his prolific and fascinating life.

Other Pacific Grove Books to be released Spring 2020:

Here for the Present, Live, From the Poet’s Perch by Barbara Mossberg, P.G. Poet-in-Residence, and a reprint of A Piney Paradise by Monterey Bay The Early History of Pacific Grove by Lucy Neely McLane, with a new Foreword by Pacific Grove Writer Robin Aeschliman, 5th edition •

Pacific Grove Indie Author Day, October 13, 2018

Hosted by Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, and the Centrella Inn. Sponsored by Pacific Grove Books and Central Coast Writers.

See the authors such as Wolf Bukowski, Heather Lazare, Patricia Ann Hamilton, Joyce Krieg, Jeffrey Whitmore, and others. Learn more.

Relive the day, from a welcome by the mayor, various workshops, and an all-day book fair. See the full Indie Author Day 2018 schedule. 

Learn more about the authors, editors, publishers, and Emmy Award winners. Read more about the 2018 Indie Author Day presenters.