Of course, I’m talking about the LA Festival Of Books – that’s what you were expecting, isn’t it?
Here I am at the crack of dawn (well, 8am on a Saturday feels like the crack of dawn to me), just after we set up our booth; Murder We Wrote at the lovely USC Campus. On the booth with me were Pam Ripling, aka Anne Carter, author of the lighthouse mysteries including Cape Seduction; Joel Fox, author of the historical mystery Lincoln’s Hand; Teresa Burrell, author of The Advocate and The Advocate’s Betrayal, and Gayle Carline, author of Freezer Burn and the humorous What Would Erma Do.
In the 100 degree heat (they say it was only in the 80’s, but I don’t believe them), we enticed and beckoned (told you it was a hot weekend) browsers to our booth. Murder We Wrote intrigued lots of people – I guess we all look so innocent. Ahem. We should have had 6 authors on the booth; there were only 5 and no one has found the missing body.
Sustained by Ben & Jerry’s, we enjoyed 2 full days of chatting, socializing, selling and fun. Not much time to explore the festival, although a number of celebrities attended. Did I mention, I met Hillary Duff?? OMG!! (that one’s for you, Alyssa).
Here she is signing a copy of her book for the lovely Alyssa Fumarolo, talented Electric Shorts author with Echelon Press.
My thanks to my good friends, Ryan and Sheri Fink (Sheri is the author of the fabulous new inspirational children’s book, The Little Rose, currently an Amazon #1 bestseller) for visiting us on the booth, sharing a fun dinner and putting up with me while I interrupted the LAPD’s dinner break to harass them with questions (thanks LAPD, you were so nice about it).
If you missed the festival and want to check out any of the authors mystery books, they are all available on Kindle and Nook.