Event date: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Von der Ahe Family Suite, Hannon Library, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles

Alumni Authors Series - Spring 2012. The William H. Hannon Library is happy to celebrate some of our acclaimed literary alumnus. Each author will be here to discuss their newest works and share a few stories from their days at LMU. 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Von der Ahe Family Suite, Hannon Library, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. Free to the public. Guests may enjoy exploring the Archives and Special Collections Gallery, on the 3rd floor of the William H. Hannon Library, prior to the event. The Gallery will remain open until 6:00. Contact Jamie Hazlitt, (310) 338-5234 or jhazlitt@lmu.edu


Denise Hamilton ('81) - Former Los Angeles Times journalist and Fulbright Scholar Denise Hamilton is known for high-octane crime novels with romantic suspense set in contemporary, multicultural Los Angeles. Her debut The Jasmine Trade was a finalist for the prestigious John Creasey Dagger Award given by the Crime Writers' Assn. Denise is also the editor of Los Angeles Noir, an anthology of new writing that spent two months on bestseller lists, won an Edgar® Award for Best Short Story and the Southern California Independent Booksellers' award for Best Mystery of the Year. Denise has written five books in the Eve Diamond series. Her standalone The Last Embrace set in the Hollywood of 1949, was compared to James Ellroy and Raymond Chandler. Denise's new novel, Damage Control, will be published by Scribner in September 2011. In her spare time, Denise also writes a monthly perfume column for the Los Angeles Times called Uncommon Scents.