CSPA grads, now authors

Notorious OC by Larry WelbornA selection of books by SSA and CSPA grads (high school, year of workshop in parentheses):

Agarwal, Priya (Chadwick High, 1986 workshop), “Passage from India: Post-1965 Indian Immigrants and Their Children,” pub. by Yuvati Co., 1991.

Bruns, Bill (San Dieguito, 1960), “Winning Is Everything and Other American Myths” (co-author), MacMillan, 1976. Also: “Teaching Children Tennis the Vic Braden Way,” Little Brown & Co. (co-author); several other books.

Daley, Ken (Cypress, 1982), “This Year Is Different: How the Mavs Won It All” (editor), Diversion Books.

Eastman, Janet (1975), “Simple Indulgence—Easy, Everyday Things to Do for Me,” Andrews McMeel, 1999.

Fawaz, John (Mira Costa, 1984), “NBA: Highflying Stars,” Scholastic, 2007.

Ferrell, David (Lakewood, 1973), “Screwball” (novel), HarperCollins, 2003.

Franklin, Patricia (University, S.D., 1977); “Profits of Deceit: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Fraud,” Mandarin, 1991.

Harvey, Steve (Hamilton, 1962), “The Best of Only in L.A.,” L.A. Times Syndicate, 1996.

Howard-Cooper, Scott (1980), “Bruin 100: The Greatest Games in the History of UCLA Basketball,” Taylor Trade, 1988.

Inman, Cam, “Best Bay Area Sports Arguments,” Sourcebooks, 2008.

Lebo, Harlan (1972), “Citizen Kane,” The Fiftieth Anniversary Album,” Doubleday, 1990; several other books.

Levinson, Robert S. (Dorsey), “A Rhumba in Waltz Time,” Five Star, 2011; several other mystery novels.

Libman, Gary (Burbank, 1957), “Bjorn Borg,” Creative Paperbacks, 1980.

Lueras, Leonard (Ramona, 1962), “Surfing in Indonesia,” Periplus Editions, 2001; several other books.

Mitchell, Michelle (Esperanza, 1987), “The Latest Bombshell,” Henry Holt and Company, 2003.

Moore, Michael Scott (Mira Costa, 1986), “Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World With Some Unexpected Results,” Rodale Books, 2011.

Ostler, Scott (Keppel, 1965), “Winnin’ Times: The Magical Journey of the Los Angeles Lakers” (co-author), Macmillan, 1988; several other books.

Rae-Dupree, Janet (1980), “Anatomy and Physiology Workbook for Dummies,” Wiley Co. (co-author), 2007.

Rempel, William (Whittier, 1965), “At the Devil’s Table—The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel,” Random House, 2011. Also: “Delusion of a Dictator—The Mind of Marcos as Revealed in His Secret Diaries,” Little Brown & Company, 1993.

Schiller, Lawrence (La Jolla, 1953), “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder,” HarperCollins, 1999; several other books.

Scott, Johnie H. (Jordan,1962), “The New Voices of Opportunity: Literary Essays on African-American Literature” (co-author), Gem P Co., 1988.

Smith, Rick, “Ten Super Bowl Sundays: The Thrilling Story of the Super Bowl), Mass Market, 1976.

Tawa, Renee (1979), “Potty Time for Monsters,” Publications International, 2011; several other children’s books.

Wagner, Diane (1976), “Corpus Delicti,” St. Martin’s Press, 1986.

Welborn, Larry (El Rancho,1965), “Notorious O.C.,” Orange County Register, 2012.
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Zacchino, Narda (Helix, 1965), “Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman” (co-author), Modern TImes, 2008.

Zucker, Martin (Dorsey, 1955), “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?” Basic Health, 2010; several other books.

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