Book Bites 

Wolf’s Head Bay Book II: The Race for Home by Jeffery Allen Boyd  “Auction?” Richard repeated incredulously. “You mean a—an actual modern-day slave auction—in this country?”  The frightened yet determined

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Local resident releases vegetarian cookbook 

News release  Local cookbook author Yecenia Currie has released a new book aimed at creating recipes that are filled with nutrition while simultaneously exploding with flavor.   Currie’s goal in

Toddler bookworm triumph  

Luca McFarlin completed a huge milestone for a 2-year-old toddler. With the help of his family, McFarlin read 1,000 books and became the sixth child to accomplish the 1,000 Books

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Local author releases sci-fi sequel 

News release  Local author Sean O’Brien is releasing “Beltrunner II: Aftermath,” the second book in his “Beltrunner” series.  O’Brien is a local writer, teacher and coach who has written several

Avid reader and library community member Toni Adams (left) gets her free book “The Woman of the Castello,” signed by author Kelsey James at the “One Story, One City” annual series hosted at the Centre on Friday. Katherine Quezada/The Signal

One Story One City: Readers meet the author 

Avid readers and library members joined historical suspense novelist Kelsey James to discuss her book “The Woman in the Castello” at the Centre last week.   Guests heard about James’ creative

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Book festival set for June debut at COC

News release  The inaugural Santa Clarita Valley Book Festival is set to make its debut on June 8 at College of the Canyons.  Under the theme “Bringing the Family and

Kids participated in the "Planet Night Light" station, where they rolled their styrofoam balls in various paints to create their new planets. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

‘Take Me to Your Reader’ 

Aliens must have been real because they were present all around the Santa Clarita Old Town Newhall Library on Saturday. The 16th annual Family Literacy Festival opened the doors to

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Local author to hold book reading, signing

News release   Local author Adam Swain Ferguson and illustrator Veronica Stanley-Hooper are scheduled Saturday to host a reading, screening, question-and-answer session on Ferguson’s book, “Love Without Wings: An Adoption

Valencia students Noor Haddad, left, Symone Adams, center, and Nicole Haddad, right, stopped by Canyon Springs Community Elementary School to represent their club, Aid for Schools, on Friday, Nov. 3. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

Aid for Schools donates to Canyon Springs

Students in Carolyn Davenport’s second-grade class at Canyon Springs Community School received visitors Friday morning: Aid for Schools, Valencia High School’s club comprised of 16-year-old juniors Symone Adams, and twins,

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Local author releasing mystery novel

By Selvin Ramirez  For The Signal  Local author Silvia Villalobos is set to release her most recent mystery novel “The Year of Secrets” this week.  “This is my second mystery