Crime novelist and former Pilot reporter T. Jefferson Parker will headline Tuesday's Pen on Fire Writers Salon in Corona del Mar.
The author of books including "Laguna Heat" will appear in conversation with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett to talk about his latest book, "The Jaguar," and the genre of crime fiction at the event at Scape Gallery, which starts at 7 p.m. The gallery is at 2859 E. Coast Hwy.
As of Thursday morning, less than 12 tickets remained. For tickets and information about this event, go to http://www.penonfire.com/speakerseries.
According to his official website, Parker also is scheduled to appear with crime fiction writer Elizabeth George at a program and book signing being presented by Laguna Beach Books from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
And from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 21, Parker is to appear for a discussion and book signing at the Mystery Ink Book Store, 7176 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach.