Authors put a positive spin on divorce

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured | No Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Divorce is increasingly common in the United States and the indicators are plentiful. Each year, the number of divorces is about half the number of marriages. San Diego’s Family Law Bar Association lists more than 575 members. Even Amazon has ample evidence of the incidence of divorce: The site lists in excess […]

The bird is (still) the word(nerd)

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffee House, a 25-plus-year fixture in San Diego’s Seaport Village, announced on Dec. 5 its planned closure by the end of that month. It was going the way of countless small independents before it, succumbing to the book sales behemoth,, and a national coffeehouse chain that had opened across the street two years before.

Upstart Crow store manager, Judith Calleros, captured the store’s situation in one sentence: “People would come in with Starbucks cups in their hands, look at our books and buy nothing.”

Here come the brides

Posted: January 2nd, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Features, Top Story | No Comments

Downtown living inspires romantic novel

By Alex Owens

Downtown San Diego can be very romantic and two local authors are proving it with a romance novel set in the area.

Susan Chan and Carol Polakoff are the authors of “The Reluctant Brides of Lily Court Lane,” a new book about the loves and lives of four women who live in Downtown on a fictional street called Lily Court Lane.