The Hollywood Fairy Tale: Becoming a published author in California

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At the February meeting of the California Writers Club of Long Beach, author Manny Pacheco will talk about how he published his non-fiction, award-winning book, Forgotten Hollywood, Forgotten History. The free meeting will take place Tuesday, February 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Los Altos Branch Library, 5614 Britton Drive, Long Beach. The public is welcome to attend.

Manny will present a step-by-step explanation to how he succeeded including:

  • Writing
  • Finding a publisher
  • Getting published
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Publicity

Manny Pacheco is a radio and television personality from Orange County who works in voice-overs and commercials. His clients include Ford, GTE, Arco, Miller Lite, and Honda. He has been a broadcaster, newscaster, and traffic reporter for stations in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA, Pacheco has hosted the Emmy-nominated “In Studio,” and has written numerous articles on performing.

The California Writers Club of Long Beach meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the event room of the Los Altos Branch Library. The library is located at 5614 Britton Drive, one block east of Bellflower and one block south of Stearns. Parking is behind Bristol Farms. Writers of all genres, both published and aspiring, are invited to attend. Meetings are free.

More information about California’s most prestigious club for writers is available at and For more information about this event,call Allene Symons at (714) 571-0767 or Kathryn Atkins at (562) 400-1100.

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