Peter Matthiessen attends the premiere of "The Constant Gardener" in 2005. (credit: Getty Images Entertainment)

Celebrated Author, Noted Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86

Few authors could claim such a wide range of achievements.


Rita Moreno can add best-selling author to her list of impressive credits. (credit: CBS)

Rita Moreno’s Best-Selling Memoir Touches On Heartbreak, Heartthrobs

Rita Moreno is in the rare EGOT club. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — they all line her bookshelf.



Author Hollye Jacobs Shares Her Intimate Experience With Breast Cancer In New Book

Author Hollye Jacobs stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to tell viewers about her new book “The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2014


Old Hollywood Is Celebrated Through Author Mark A. Vieira’s New Books

Author and historian Mark A. Veira stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to tell viewers about his two new books.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

Ed Sullivan welcomes the Beatles to his show Feb. 9, 1964. (credit: Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Local Author Says Beatles On Sullivan Is Their Most Memorable Moment

Casey Piotrowski, host of “The Beatles Show” (a weekly, one-hour show out of WPMD radio at Cerritos College) has a new book ranking the Fab Four’s 50 most memorable moments.


Amanda Know is released from an Italian jail in 2011. (credit: Reuters/CBS News)

Author Of Amanda Knox Book Says She Will Fight Extradition Back To Italy

Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder — again — in an Italian court.


Arthur Miller and poet Wanda Coleman in 2001 attend the National Book Awards in New York City. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images Entertainment)

LA’s Unofficial Poet Laureate Dies At 67

A Watts native considered LA’s unofficial poet laureate has died.


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Screenwriter Gregory Widen Discusses Novel ‘Blood Makes Noise’

Gregory Widen, an author and American screenwriter, appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss his novel, “Blood Makes Noise.”


Oscar Hijuelos, celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban American author, has died. (credit: Myrna Suarez/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Mambo Kings’ Author Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62

Oscar Hijuelos, a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” and whose work often captured the loss and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience, has died. He was 62.


Author Vincent Bugliosi's book about the JFK assassination has turned into the film "Parkland." (credit: CBS)

New Film Based On LA Prosecutor’s Book Examines Dark Days Following JFK Assassination

One of the darkest days in American history — the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.


Tom Clancy

Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dies At 66

Best-selling author Tom Clancy died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital, it was announced Wednesday.



Author Eduardo Santiago Discusses New Book, ‘Midnight Rumba’!

Author Eduardo Santiago stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to tell viewers about his new book, “Midnight Rumba”!

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/21/2013

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard, known for many novels and screenplays including "Glitz" and "Get Shorty", died Aug. 20, 2013. He was 87 years old. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Best-Selling Author Elmore Leonard Dies At 87

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard died at 87.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2013

Author Patricia Bunin's first kiss was with Elvis Presley when she was 13 in 1956. (credit: CBS)

On 36th Anniversary Of Elvis’ Death, Local Author Recalls Her 1st Kiss

Elvis Presley died 36 years ago Friday but for his legion of fans, he’s never really been gone.


(credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert Tells KCAL9 ‘Pilot Error’ Might Be Cause Of Deadly Plane Crash

Investigators were immediately dispatched to San Francisco to try to determine what caused the crash of Asiana flight 214.





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