There’s No Mystery Where Authors Will Be : Five writers will be autographing their books at a bookstore in Thousand Oaks.

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The literary landscape is blooming this week. Get out and harvest the crop, dear word lovers.

Today at 1 p.m. authors Rochelle Krich (“Nowhere to Run”), Marsha Landreth (“The Healers”) and Jill Morgan (“Cradle of Fear”) will sign their books at Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

And at 5 p.m. Saturday, the bookshop’s ongoing author signings will feature Alan Russell, author of “The Hotel Detective,” and Abigail Padgett, whose latest mystery is “Strawgirl.”

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Laura Joffe Numeroff, author of 14 books for children including “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” which has sold more than 2 million copies, will teach a one-day workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Chatsworth campus of Learning Tree University. She will discuss the art, craft and marketing tools needed to create a publishable book for children. The fee is $69. Call 497-2292 or (818) 882-5599.

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The Conejo Valley Genealogical Society will present a publishing seminar by Carl Boyer from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. His topics will be “Why Plan to Publish?” “How to Organize a Book,” and “How to Deal With Publishers.” The fee is $15 and a salad lunch will be available for $5. Call 647-2033 or 497-8293.

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The largest book fair in the West, which provides an opportunity to buy, sell and browse amid thousands of books, prints, maps, autographs and paper collectibles, is sponsored by California Book Fair Associates of Ventura. On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m., 170 professional rare, used, and out-of-print dealers from all over the world will display their wares in the Burbank Airport Hilton Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way. Lectures on specialty collecting and free book appraisals are among the planned events. The two-day fee is $5. Call 643-3407.

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Glenn Barnett, author of “When Jesus Walked,” a novel inspired by Edgar Cayce, will discuss his book at 1 p.m. Saturday at Akashic Bookshop, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

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It took four years and 16 submissions before Linda Vieira finally prevailed and became a published author. The Camarillo fourth-grade teacher, who had won an award for juvenile fiction at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference in 1992, will sign her first children’s book “The Ever-Living Tree,” published by Walker, at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 4360 E. Main St., Ventura.

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Robert Lewin, screenwriter/story consultant and producer will address the Ventura County Writers Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ottavio’s, 340 Mobil Ave., Camarillo. Based on his extensive credits as writer and producer of more than 25 major television series, he will discuss “New Thoughts for Selling Scripts.” There is a $5 charge to non-members. Call 644-9592.