LA Times Festival of Books

“A thrilling time is in your immediate future.”

The last time I went to the Festival of Books, it was held at the UCLA campus (go, Bruins!). Most recently, though, the event occurred at USC. A weekend-long event (April 22&23), it gathered together readers, writers, and book-lovers. There were sessions for listening to speakers and opportunities to get signed books.

Rows of booths (I was at the SCBWI one) provided a chance to hobnob with authors and also seek out services: the library system, publishers, etc. There was even a Taiwan tourism booth!

Here are pics from my day:

My stash of books at the SCBWI booth

My stash of books at the SCBWI booth

 

My lovely boothmates, Nancy Lorenz (left) and Glenda Armand (middle)

My lovely boothmates, Nancy Lorenz (left) and Glenda Armand (middle)

 

Ran into fellow author Dr. Barbara Chri

Ran into fellow author Dr. Barbara Christie, who I first met at the SCBWI conference last summer

A few tips for next time?

  • Wear sunscreen (because it’s blazing hot)
  • Go early to the food trucks (the boba truck had a super long wait time)
  • Make a schedule (there’s so much to see, so it’s best to write down what booths/author events you want to visit, so you can better organize your time)

P.S. Guess what, Target shopper? Here’s my book for you to order: 

http://www.target.com/p/dragonfly-dreams-paperback-jennifer-j-chow/-/A-51172385

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