Friday, September 28, 2007

West Hollywood Book Fair

The 6th annual West Hollywood Book Fair takes place Sunday, September 30, 2007 in West Hollywood Park, L.A. I'll be there. Hope to see you there.

Attending book fairs is how I find most of the new finds that end up on my book shelf. I guess you could call me a book slut. Show me some personality and intelligence on an author panel, and I'll pick up your book.

Fell in love with L.A. Banks books because L.A. Banks was such a fun and approachable and REAL person at the Decatur Book Festival this past Labor Day, a panel she shared with Fiona Zedde and Jeanne Stein. And I had never really ventured into reading vampire, paranormal before. And actually all three authors were great!

Re-ignited my secret love for Jackie Collins novels because of all the juicy tidbits she hinted at in her books and Hollywood celebrities at last year's WEHO Book Fair.

Got to see the late Bebe Moore Campbell for my first time at the 2005 WEHO Book Fair, and started re-reading her novels which had already been in my collection.

Found myself going back in time with Young Adult fiction after a fabulous YA panel at this year's L.A. Times Festival of Books. Discovered Coe Booth's novel Tyrell, along with some other great works by Meg Rosoff, John Green, and Nancy Werlin.

And having participated in joint panels before, I love the added value of sharing audiences and picking up new readers who might not have otherwise discovered you. I'm all for sharing the stage.

Anyway, you just never know what you'll find at the WEHO Book Fair, or any other similar event. And the fun part is that we all seem to find ourselves over at The Abbey after the day's festivities. Sunday at The Abbey. Always a treat!

See you next Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the West Hollywood Book Fair.

1 comment:

D.LavarJames said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, I wish I can get my act together and start writing again and get some things published. My motivation isn't what it used to be, but I know the best way is to just do it.

There's a National Book Festival here in DC on the mall, so Ima try my best to check it out.