By Marissa GOULD, intern
The annual Authors’ Lunch, sponsored by the La Crescenta Woman’s Club, was held on Monday at the La Cañada Country Club. The afternoon included a raffle and a silent auction.
Authors Joanne Fluke, Chuck Greaves and Kim Vanderwort were the three guests of honor. Fluke talked about the plot lines of her Hannah Swensen series of murder-mystery novels. Greaves, who has been described as a cross between John Grisham and Carl Hiassen, explained his inspiration for his debut legal thriller “Hush Money,” and fantasy writer Vanderwort, author of “The Song and the Sorceress,” spoke on how women are written in fantasy literature.
Luncheon guests enjoyed the authors, laughing at their jokes and nodding knowingly during serious sections. Each of the authors took questions after their presentation, with the audience asking about their writing process and inspiration.
Not surprising, the main topic at the luncheon tables was all things books. Guests shared their favorite books, their favorite series and their favorite authors. Some mentioned joining book clubs or being part of a writing group.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club members Carol Huntwork, president, and Carol Stein organized the event. They focused on showcasing the work of local authors.