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Events Calendar

November 2014

November 1st, 2014, Kick-off launch party, 4-6:30 p.m.

My Gutsy Story® Anthology: Inspirational Short Stories About Taking Chances and Changing Your Life

Zovs Restaurant in Tustin

17440 E. 17th St., Tustin, CA 92780, (MAP)

ph (714) 838.8855

September 2014

New School of Architecture & Design at:

1249 F St, San Diego, CA 92101 (MAP)

August 2014

  • El Toro Library, Lake Forest, CA, “Self-Publishing Panel”

June 2014

  • June 11th, Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara. “The Author Entrepreneur” How to Build Your Platform and Sell Books.”

Workshop with Marla Miller

May 2014

Sunday, May 4th, from 2-4 p.m.
Total Wine Presentation Room – (Click on MAP)
24001 El Toro Road, Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
#(949) 206-1539
Included in the price:

Free Booklet packed with useful tips included

  • Complimentary Wine Tasting

Raffle Prizes


  • May 8th, Workshop on “The Author Entrepreneur: How to Build a Platform and Sell Books.”

May 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fairfield Inn, Exton, PA 19341 (MAP)

Sponsored by, “Women’s Writing Circle.”

Click here to Register

April 2014

  • Webinar April 18th, 9 a.m. PST “Don’t Get Stuck in the Web-Avoiding Website Pitfalls with tech expert Jay Donovan

Register for Webinar and Reserve your Spot

March 2014

  • March 7-8, 2014 , Santa Barbara, Earl Warren Showgrounds

3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (MAP)

Thank you for nominating me for the

“Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Awards”


  • March 15th, 11am-1pm, Costco Book Signing (MAP)

2655 El Camino Real

Tustin, CA 92782

 Sonia far

February 2014

“Relationship Building: The Secret to Marketing and Selling Your Memoir.”

Sunday February 9th, at 2 p.m., 

 5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys CA 91401, between Burbank and Oxnard Avenues. (MAP)

  • 2/23/14 Presentation by Sonia Marsh at El Toro Library MAP

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at 2 p.m.

24672 Raymond Way,

Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 855-8173

Get your book published flyer El Toro Library 2-14-page-0

December 2013

  • 12/22/13 Peet’s Coffee and Tea, El Toro

Lake Forest Peet’s Coffee,  

                                       (Map)                                        23700 El Toro Road Suite B
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
(949) 420-3500

November 2013

  • 10/6/13 Tustin Library at 6 p.m. 

Presentation “Have You Ever Dreamed of Chucking it all and Moving to Paradise?”

345 East Main Street,

Tustin, CA 92780 (MAP)

October 2013

  • “How to Become A Gutsy Indie Publisher”

Saturday, October 12th, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

West Coast Writers Conference

The Digital Author & Self-Publishing Conference

Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave,

Van Nuys CA 91401 (MAP)

  • Tustin Library Book Club presentation

October 28th, at 11a.m.

Jan Collier’s home in Tustin, CA

September 2013

Click on book to Reserve Your Seat

Click on book to Reserve Your Seat

  • “Bring Out the Gutsy in You” Anthology Launch,

September 26th, 6-9 p.m.

Regency South Coast Village movie theater (photos)
1561 W. Sunflower Avenue,
Santa Ana, Calif. (MAP)

Are you ready to take the next gutsy step in your life? I’m hosting an event in Orange County on Sept. 26 that will inspire you to act on that dream you’ve been holding inside.

I’m thrilled that author and intrepid traveler Marybeth Bond has agreed to be my keynote speaker for this launch party, which will introduce the My Gutsy Story® Anthology – the first book in the “Gutsy Anthology” series.

Marybeth Bond is a National Geographic author, contributor to LA Times, USA Today, PBS, CNN and guest on Oprah.

This event is free, and you’re invited.

Click here to reserve your seat today.

Name and e-mail required.

  • 9/15/13 La Habra Public Library Presentation “Have You Ever Dreamed of Chucking it all and Moving to Paradise?” 2:30 pm-4pm.

221 East La Habra Blvd. (Map)
La Habra, CA. 90631
(714) 526-7728

Post by Sonia Marsh.

August 2013

Suite D1, Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Phone:(310) 410-0317

Wednesday Morning Meetings: 7:00-8:45 a.m.
Networking/Breakfast/Registration: 6:30-7:00 a.m. 

Meetings are held in the University Club on the University of California, Irvine’s campus – UCI 801 East Peltason, Irvine, CA 92697 on the NW corner of Los Trancos
and East Peltason. (map

Costco Logo

  • 8/24/13 Costco  11 am-2 pm (MAP)  Book Signing by Sonia Marsh

115 Technology Drive,

Irvine, CA 92618

83 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente
(949) 361-1633

July 2013

  • 7/16/13 Travel MeetUp in San Diego 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Presentation about expat living and how life on a tropical island changed my family.
    Have you lived overseas? Bring your own stories to share.

Andres Restaurant

(Cuban and Puerto Rican food)

1235 Morena Boulevard,

San Diego, CA (map)

  • 7/19/13  OLLI  (Osher Life Learning Institute) Presentation by Sonia Marsh on “Gutsy Living.” Onken Classroom 1-3 pm. 4662 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA.

    “When people feel “stuck,” Sonia Marsh believes there are always options. She is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. Sonia inspires her audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take a risk.”

June 2013

12700 Montecito Rd.
Rossmoor, CA 90740
(562) 430-1048


2937 Bristol St c101,

Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-2277

6/20/13 Book Club Meeting at San Clemente Gentleman’s Literary Society at 7 pm.

May 2013

Aliso Viejo Library

Aliso Viejo Library

 April 2013

  •  4-2-13 Apostrophe Books, Belmont Shores, 4712 E. 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803 from (2-4pm.) MAP. Meet Sonia Marsh at her book signing.

apostrophe books

  • 4-9-13 WomanSage, The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, (6-8:30pm) Networking and social mixing starts at 5:30 so guests can mingle. Dinner and presentation by Sonia Marsh.

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March 2013

  • 3-8-13 LA Book Festival, Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA.(MAP) Sonia Marsh receiving Honorary Mention Award in Biography/Autobiography category.

Roosevelt Hotel

  • 3-19-13 Mesa Verde Library, Costa Mesa, CA at 7pm. Presentation about being “Gutsy” in life and her memoir: Freeways to Flip-Flops.

Mesa Verde Library


January 2013

  • 1-12-13 Cool Beans Coffee House, Meet the Author Event and Live Music with Bradley Weinholtz, from 9am-noon. (MAP) Raffle (Win 2 free movie tickets and a free breakfast at Cool Beans.)
Cool Beans Coffee House, Mission Viejo, CA

Cool Beans Coffee House, Mission Viejo, CA

Tony, Owner of Cool Beans Coffee House

Tony Aldemir, Owner of Cool Beans Coffee House

Tony Aldemir is a wonderful coffee store owner who thinks of his community first. He invited Bradley Weinholtz, an acoustic guitarist, who Tony says offers a great rendition of “I shot the sheriff but not the deputy” as well as “Hotel California.” Come over to listen to Brad sing and play guitar.

Bradley Weinholtz great musician and singer

Bradley Weinholtz great musician and singer

Kas Sartori

Kas Sartori

  • 1-25-13 Joanne Baker Book Salon, Newport Beach, CA.  6:30pmDiscussion of Freeways to Flip-Flops and other questions.
Joanne Baker

Photo credit Joanne Baker founder of Tias Arms non-profit

TIAS ARMS is a non-profit,non-denominational organization that believes in providing a dignified, nurturing, and compassionate environment for orphaned or abandoned children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.Our goal also is to provide a hospice environment to comfort these children in their final stages of life.

  •  Dana Point Library @ 3pm. Meet the Author Sonia Marsh. (MAP) 

Dana Point Library

33841 Niguel Road

Dana Point, CA 92629



February 2013

  • 2-9-13 Bank of Books, Malibu, CA, (MAP) 2-4pm, Meet the Author Sonia Marsh.  Presentation Topic.

“Have you ever done anything gutsy, or even thought of doing something gutsy? If yes, then you want to come hear author Sonia Marsh tell how she turned her own year of gutsy living into a book, and how you can too. “

Sonia and Kim inside Bank of Books

Bank of Books 29169 Heathercliff Rd,

Malibu, CA 90265


3321 State Street,

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-6787


December 2012

  • 12-01-12 Peets Coffee & Tea, Meet the Author Event and Sponsor prizes at Laguna Niguel, CA 10 am-12:00pm. (MAP)

32371 Golden Lantern, Bldg 6, Ste H
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
(949) 325-0540

  • December 7th, 1pm, El Toro Library

  • 12-13-12 WH Smith, Paris, France, 5-7 pm.

jeudi 13 décembre
Séance de rencontre et dédicace
de 17h à 19h

Sonia Marsh dédicacera son livre
Freeways to Flip-Flops:
A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living
on a Tropical Island.

  • 12-22-12 Bank of Books, Ventura, CA, 3-5 pm.

Bank of Books on Facebook

Photo credit Panomatics

748 E. Main Street (MAP)
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-3154


Past events

August 2012

Sonia’s Book Launch Party and Sponsors list

Laguna Beach Books (Map)
At The Old Pottery Place
1200 South Coast Highway,
Laguna Beach, California  92651
Phone: 949-494-4779
Fax: 949-497-0905

Underground parking on Brooks Street

Tutor and Spunky’s Deli (Map)
34085 Pacific Coast Highway, Suites 116/117
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 248-9008

                                         Lake Forest Peet’s Coffee (Map)                                        23700 El Toro Road Suite B
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
(949) 420-3500

Laguna Nursery(Map) 
1370 South Coast Highway,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-5200‎

September 2012

West Hollywood and West Hollywood Park
625 North San Vicente Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Free Admission, Free Shuttle, Free Parking


October 2012

  •  BOOK SALON 10-19-12 hosted by Jane Bayer, Lake Forest
  • BOOK SALON 10-24-12 hosted by Jennifer Heinly, Foothill Ranch

 Pages a Bookstore (Map)
904 Manhattan Ave.,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

  • BOOK SALON 10-24-12 hosted by Jennifer Heinly, Foothill Ranch

November 2012

  • 11-2-12 Book Salon with Betsy Sebade in Mission Viejo, CA 
  •  11-3-12 Meet the Author Event and Sponsor prizes at Peet’s Coffee at Orchard Hills, Irvine, CA from 10:00 -12:00 am (MAP)
Peet’s Coffee and Tea

3927 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA, 92620
(714) 689-9028

Also listed in OC Register

  • 11-8-12 MOPS-Laguna Beach, CA. Presentation, 9:15-11:30 am (MAP)

415 Forest Ave.,
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Los Altos Branch Library
5614 E. Britton Drive,
Long Beach, CA 90815
Free Parking behind Bristol Farms.

  • 11-17-12 Meet the Author Event and Sponsor prizes at Peet’s Coffee in Corona del Mar, from 1-3 pm (MAP)

Peet’s Coffee and Tea
894 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-6377
  • 11-24-12 Martha’s Bookstore, Book Event, 11am-1pm (MAP)

308 1/2 Marine Avenue, Balboa IslandCentral Coast, CA (949) 673-7185

Martha’s Bookstore on Balboa Island

Photo credit Erynn’s blog.