Upcoming Author Talks :

Past Author Events

Chris Hauty

January 2020

‘Windows to the Past’ – October 2019

with Michelle Gable, Susan Meissner & Kate Quinn, Moderated by Dean Nelson

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Amy Waldman

September 2019

Steven Rowley

May 2019

Frances Mayes

April 2019

Don Winslow

March 2019

Susan Orlean

January 2019


Amy Poeppel

May 2018


Melanie Benjamin 

January 2018


Gretchen Rubin ‘The Four Tendencies’

Brandon Black~ Ego-Free Leadership

Don Winslow~’The Force’

June 2017


Michelle Gable~ The Book of Summer

2017 Spring Fundraiser

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Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick ~ ‘The Girl Who Knew Too Much’

May 2017

Kelly Parsons – ‘Under the Knife’

April, 2017

Tom Clavin ~ ‘Dodge City’

March, 2017

Joyce Maynard

  November 2016

‘Under the Influence’


Author Joyce Maynard and attendees

Alice Hoffman~November 2016


Maria Semple~ October 2016

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Jay McInerney~September 2016


Lily and The Octopus~June 2016

Steven Rowley





Guild Member Exclusive Author Talk ~April  2016

Helen Simonson ‘The Summer Before the War’

Helen Simonson Talk



Guild Member Exclusive~Winter Author Talk

Chris Bohjalian




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The RSF Library Guild’s Author Talks are held approximately 4 times per calendar year, at the Rancho Santa Fe Library. We feature many best-selling authors who present their most current book in an intimate setting, here at our beautiful library. Most events are held midday, and lunch is included, along with a personally signed copy of the book, for a cost of $45.

These events are for RSF Library Guild Members only, but membership is open to everyone. You need not live in Rancho Santa Fe to become a member – see the Become a Guild Member Now link to join online, or click on our Membership tab for more information.

Author Talks Sponsored by:
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
, Donald E. Johnson III
, First Vice President – Investment Officer

To make an online reservation for an upcoming Author Talk, click HERE


Featured Past Authors include the following:

2015 Author Talks

Jojo Moyes ‘After You’

October 2015


Don Winslow ” The Cartel”

June 2015


Lisa See ‘China Dolls’

March 2015

Lisa See

Kristin Hannah ‘The Nightingale’

January 2015





2014 Author Talks

T. Jefferson Parker~ Full Measure


Christopher Reich ~ The Prince of Risk

Chris Reich


Hannah Kent~ Burial Rites

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2013 Author Talks

Jess Walter, Robert Crais, Lacy Crawford

2012 Author Talks

Adriana Trigiani, Brandon Webb, Susan Vreeland, Jennie Fields

2011 Author Talks

Walter Green, David Prybil, Shilpi Gowda