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Women's Museum of California

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Second Sunday Author Series with Ona Russell

Second Sunday Author Series with Ona Russell


Event Date:
Sunday, January 14 2018

What is the event about?

Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00

This monthly series features women writers of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and other genres who will read from or perform their work and engage in dialogues with audience members.

With the commitment to bring diverse voices and a variety of stories from local and visiting authors, the series will include both published and unpublished works from writers well known, unknown, and all the places in between. The occasional pairings of multiple voices for cultural and literary resonance will add another dimension to the series, the aim of which is to celebrate the diversity of women’s voices, provide a venue for literary expression, and acknowledge the importance and validity of every woman’s story, however it is told.

This month we welcome Ona Russell, author of three award-winning Sarah Kaufman historical mysteries, including The Natural Selection, a finalist in the 2009 California Book Awards, and Rule of Capture, winner of the 2015 IPPY silver medal for regional fiction and praised by LA Times as the “L.A. mystery of the summer.” 

Tickets are $5

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About the Book

Los Angeles, 1928. Oil. Oranges. And the site of a stock scandal to rival any in American history. This is the backdrop of Rule of Capture, Ona Russell’s third Sarah Kaufman historical mystery. As one of the scandal’s victims, Sarah is in L.A. for the trial of the perpetrators but ends up jeopardizing everything she holds dear to find justice for a dead woman she barely knew. From the heart of the city to the Tijuana frontier, Sarah travels to regions unknown not only to find a killer, but to discover who she really is.

About the Author

Ona Russell holds a PhD in literature from UC San Diego where she also taught for many years. She has written and lectured nationally on the topic of "literature and the law" and has been published in a variety of other venues. She has two children, two grandchildren, two dogs but only one husband, with whom she lives in Solana Beach. She is also the niece of the late Louis I. Kahn, architect of San Diego's own Salk Institute.