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Sunday,  September 30
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society at the West Hollywood Book Fair 2012GLAWS Book Fair 2012

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is proud to present a talented slate of authors at the Annual West Hollywood Book Fair at West Hollywood Park from IOam to 6pm at the GLAWS Booths.

This event is so popular, GLAWS takes an entire tent!

Award-winning author David Paul Collins will appear and his book Shanghaied will be available for purchase. Mr. Collins will sign his book for attendees.  Almost 30 author/members are scheduled to appear.

David Paul Collins, author of the award-winning book Shanghaied, is one of the Ten at the Top speakers at the upcoming Big Orange Book Festival on the Chapman University campus, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 – 22.

Called FROM STEAMPUNK TO POETRY IN 2 DAYS, the fair is touted as a “Festival for wordies, film buffs and artists in the heart of Orange County.”Big Orange Book Fair

Collins will have a booth Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  He will be speaking at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the Fish Interfaith Center and again at 2:00 p.m. in Beckman Hall.  Click here for complete speaker schedule.

Click here to see map of Chapman University venues.   There is also free parking in the underground parking structure below the football field.

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David Collns, author of Shanghaied" at Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) booth at recent LA Book Festival.

David Collins in Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) booth at the recent annual Los Angeles Book Festival.

Whittaker family in the Cayman Islands

The Bo’sun’s family, daughter Winsome, son Macki and Clyde, his grandchildren, sister and other relatives with David Collins signing his book Shanghaied.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.GLAWSGLAWS and LA Times Festival of books.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) is proud to present a talented slate of almost thirty authors in Booths 970 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 & 22, 2012. Hours are Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm.

The event will be held at University of Southern California.

David Collins to appear at the LA Times Festival of Books and will sign copies of  Shanghaied on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm and on Sunday from 12:30 to 3 pm.

"Shanghaied" has been named Finalist in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award.

Shanghaied by David Paul Collins named Finalsit in ForeWord Book of the Year.

“ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards program was designed for bookseller and librarians to share in the process of discovering distinctive books across a number of genres with judgments based on their own authority and on patron interests. After months of winnowing down the award finalists’ list, the editors at ForeWord are confident in their selections, and our judges agree, saying this year’s titles are the best they’ve seen!”

Please visit Shanghaied page on ForeWord Reviews.

Winners will be announced Saturday, June 23, 2012 at
The American Library Association Conference and Exhibition
in Anaheim, CA.

Orman Whittaker family

(L to R Seated) Author, Mrs. Gwen Whittaker (Standing) Mackie Whittaker, Winsome Hill and Clyde Whittaker

On Grand Cayman Island, the author meets the children and widow of Bo’sun Orman Whittaker in whose memory
is dedicated. In the book, Whittaker is known as Manor Nelson and the author is called Jack Sligo.

Barry Morrow and David Collins, author of "Shanghaied"

“Rain Man” Academy Award winner and Emmy winning screen writer Barry Morrow likes Shanghaied


Author David Collins will sign copies of his novel Shanghaied on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  The event will be held at Currie Management Consultants, 292 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA

Refreshments will be served.    For information and reservations call 508-752-9229

 Book available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers,  541D Lincoln Street, Worcester or on

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