The Coronado Public Library. Staff photo by Madeline Yang.

The transition into November is bringing with it two noteworthy author events—New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly and local author Stu Stall.

First, at 7 p.m. in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library on Nov. 6, local author Stu Stall will discuss his new book “Hell House: True Stories From the Redheaded Stepchild.”

About Stu Stall’s “Hell House”

Stall’s book is a memoir from the redheaded step-child himself, outlining his mom’s tragic death and the events that followed. 

The memoir is full of tales of growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s with parties, surfing, girls and all the fun you could have growing up in Coronado. 

Story after story, all action-filled, it will make you laugh, cry and wonder how it could even happen. Abuse and cruelty were part of the daily bread. Learn how the redheaded step-child won in the end and what the cost was.

Michael Connelly to discuss new release

And, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly is coming in-person to discuss his hot-off-the-press new book, “Resurrection Walk” at 7 p.m at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Nov. 8.

Connelly is the author of 38 previous novels, including No. 1 New York Times bestsellers “Desert Star,” “The Dark Hours” and “The Law of Innocence.”

His books, which include the Harry Bosch series, the Lincoln Lawyer series, and the Renée Ballard series, have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide.

Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. 

He will be speaking on his newest release, “Resurrection Walk” on Nov. 8.

Connelly’s book will be published on the day before the event, and Coronado is only his second book-tour stop after Los Angeles. 

Free and open to public

The event is put on by the Coronado Public Library in partnership with Warwick’s Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required on Eventbrite. 

Preferred seating is available with a pre-order of “Resurrection Walk.” 

All books purchased at the event and in advance will be pre-signed by the author, but Connelly will personalize books for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Check in will open at 6:15.

Information courtesy of the Coronado Public Library.

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