Famously among the country’s safest cities, beautiful Mission Viejo seems also to be one of its most literary. Ipso facto? Perhaps besides encouraging smarts and empathy, friends, reading fights crime! This year’s third annual Readers’ Festival features ten authors in one day—celebrity to the young adult genre, mystery and more—in three rooms, with booksellers and local food vendors. Speaking of food, heartbreakingly lovely actress Linda Evans unveils her memoir Recipes for Life. Also, legendary activist priest and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle discusses (modestly) his success at bringing hope to gangbangers and good food to supermarkets via his own award-winning memoir, Tattoos on the Heart. And bestselling OC novelist Andrew Winer reads from his newest, about a mother, her “heart burdened by the weight of love,” in a meditation on art, fate and history. Big-hearted authors, big-hearted event. Share... More >>>