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Bragg, Racino, Dorra Set for Luncheon

March 19, 2000

Artist Charles Bragg ("Charles Bragg: The Works! a Retrospective"), Thom Racino ("Secret Weekend") and Mary Tonetti Dorra ("Beautiful American Rose Gardens") will discuss their books at the Round Table West luncheon at noon Thursday at the Balboa Bay Club, 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. $40. For reservations, call (323) 256-7977.

Also Coming Up:

* Lee Harris ("The Mother's Day Murder"), Jonnie Jacobs ("Murder Among Strangers"), Lora Roberts ("Murder Follows Money") and Valerie Wolzien ("The Student Body") will sign their books at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 3 p.m. today. (714) 898-2583.

* Lise McClendon will discuss and sign "Nordic Nights" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 7 p.m. Tuesday. (714) 898-2583.

* Donna Houston Murry will discuss and sign "Farewell Performance" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. Noon Wednesday. (714) 898-2583.

* Sam McCarver will sign "The Case of Compartment 7" at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. 6 p.m. Wednesday. (714) 538-3210. McCarver also will sign at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Blvd., Aliso Viejo. 7 p.m. Thursday. (949) 362-8027.

* C. Scott Carrier of the Los Angeles coroner's office will be the guest at Beth Caswell's Mystery Class at the Mary Wilson Library, 707 Electric Ave., Seal Beach. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. $6. The session is part of a series of mystery classes conducted by Caswell a.k.a. The Mystery Maven, through the Seal Beach department of parks and recreation. (562) 434-5812.

* Barbara DeMarco Barrett will interview Los Angeles literary agent Betsy Amster and Los Angeles book publicist Jackie Green on "Writers on Writing" on KUCI (88.9 FM) in Irvine. 4 p.m. Thursday.

* Gail Burgess, a registered nurse who bills herself as "The Dating Advice Nurse," will discuss "911 Urgent Dating Solutions" at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo. 7 p.m. Friday. (949) 362-8027.

* Othello Bach, author of "How to Write a Great Story," will present a free writing workshop at Borders Books and Music, 1890 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. 3 p.m. Saturday. (949) 631-8661.

* Poets Joan Jobe Smith, Marilyn Johnson and Barbara Hauk will read at Barnes & Noble in the Huntington Beach Mall, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. 7 p.m. Saturday. (714) 897-8781.

* Sandy Ceren will sign "Prescription for Terror" at Barnes & Noble in Fashion Island, 953 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 759-9119.

* Zuzana Bic will discuss and sign "No More Headaches, No More Migraines" at Barnes & Noble in the Market Place, 13712 Jamboree Road, Irvine. 5 p.m. Saturday. (714) 508-9707.

* Shirley Carroll O'Connor, a former publicist for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will discuss and sign "Life Is a Circus" at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 362-8027.

* Taffy Cannon will discuss and sign "Guns and Roses" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 2 p.m. Saturday. (714) 898-2583.

* Rudy Yakzan will discuss and sign "Soccer for Everyone" at Borders Books and Music in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. (714) 432-7854.

* Mark Alch will discuss and sign "How to Become a Millionaire" at Barnes & Noble in the Huntington Beach Mall, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. 7 p.m. Saturday. (714) 897-8781.

* Suzanne Enoch will sign "Reforming a Rake" at Waldenbooks, 2040 Brea Mall, Brea. 1 p.m. Saturday. (714) 990-3201.

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Send information about book-related events at least 10 days before event to: Dennis McLellan, O.C. Books & Authors, The Times' Orange County edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Or e-mail to dennis.mclellan@latimes.com.

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