Author Talks

The Rancho Santa Fe Library, in partnership with Warwick’s and sponsored by Donald John, continues to present Author Talks, an event held four to six times per year that features bestselling authors with recently released books. Authors read from their latest book, discuss the writing process, share a bit of their own life experience, and finish with a Q&A. Attendees are treated to either breakfast or a light lunch and leave with a personally signed copy of the book.

There are three Author Talks scheduled for this fall. Maria Semple will speak at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on Monday, Oct. 24 about her latest book, Today Will Be Different. Alice Hoffman will speak at the Library Guild fundraiser at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Thursday, Nov. 10 about her book Faithful. Finally, Joyce Maynard will be at the library to discuss her book Under the Influence on Wednesday, Nov. 30. All proceeds from Author Talks benefit the Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library.

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting the Rancho Santa Fe Library since 1963. The Guild’s mission is to raise funds to provide essential services and resources beyond the budget of the San Diego County Library. Funds raised by the Guild enhance the library by offering materials, staff, and programs for library patrons of all ages. Author Talks and other events held at the library are a membership benefit for Guild members only. Anyone can join the Library Guild by visiting