Steve Coulter put fiction writing on the back burner when he was a journalist and then a drummer for a punk band that signed a record deal. But about seven years ago, he decided to take fiction writing more seriously and developed a detective series using the South Bay that he grew up in as …

From a children's book illustrator to a South Bay photographer, the “Literary Luminaries: A Manhattan Beach Author's Fair,” features an eclectic mix of local talents Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Manhattan Beach Library.

Working for famed B-movie filmmaker Roger Corman gave Hermosa Beach's John Shepphird a crash course on micro-budget filmmaking. He uses that backdrop for his first novel, “Bottom Feeders,” a murder mystery on a remote T.V. movie set where bodies start piling up.

Redondo Beach-based authors and certified personal trainers Debbie and Norm Compton have a new book: "Stacking, Your Skeletal Blueprint for Posture." The book offers easy-to-implement exercises that start from the bones out.

South Bay Film and Music Festival founder Jon Fitzgerald will discuss the second edition of his book “Filmmaking for Change,” Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach and Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

David Litt, President Obama’s speech and comedy writer, will discuss and sign copies of his memoir, "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years" on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Drew Logan's physical fitness helped him overcome three sudden cardiac arrests on October 4, 2004. But after recovering, he suffered from depression and short-term memory loss. He still has no recollection of what happened until Thanksgiving of that year.

The 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic surf film “The Endless Summer” continues with the recent publication of a collector's collection that includes a coffee table book with stories from Dana Brown, son of the film's director Bruce Brown, as well a remastered DVD, and other colle…

On Sept. 25, 1936, the body of 28-year-old Reid Russell was found in the backyard of a home on what is now 2nd Street in Manhattan Beach. There was a bullet hole in his head and a .32 caliber pistol in his hand. It was officially ruled a suicide, but many clues point to another conclusion.

Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid both grew up in the same, small Florida town. Waid was a little older, but they attended the same schools. Corridan went to college and made a living at respectable jobs. Waid, on the other hand, ended up serving eight years in prison for smuggling 19 tons of mar…

During his decades as a journalist, Hermosa Beach's Ron Arias dodged bullets while covering wars, saw first hand the aftermath of natural disasters, covered headline-making murder trials and interviewed numerous celebrities, but his fiction writing often took a backseat to his many adventure…

More than three decades after “Footloose” topped the charts, was nominated for an Oscar and won a Grammy for “Song of the Year,” it is now a children's book that puts a twist on Kenny Loggins' signature song that he co-wrote with Dean Pitchford.

Ron Kovic, whose memoir “Born on The Fourth of July” was adapted into an Academy Award winning film starring Tom Cruise and directed by Oliver Stone, has a new book, “Hurricane Street,” which was published on July 4. Pages bookstore hosts Kovic at a free event Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning a…