LATFoB 2023

LATFoB 2023

LATFoB 2023

I spent this weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books volunteering at the GLAWS booth.  There, you see, here’s a picture of me at the booth.

Usually, I go to big events like this and take lots of pictures, but I’m never in them.  So this time I made sure I had proof that I was actually there.

As always, both days started out with the USC Marching Band on center stage.

They toned down the volume this year.  In prior years, the music got so loud that you couldn’t hear the person across the table from you.  I always did wonder why they would have loud music in a place people come to look at books.

Our booth had up to six GLAWS authors selling and autographing at any time.Some authors would leave the booth and stand in front, greeting passersby.  That was a good way to attract attention.

We also had GLAWS members stand in front to promote the organization.  They would ask, “Are you a reader or a writer?”  If they said “reader” they would point out the authors and their genres.  If they said, “writer” they would tell them about GLAWS. Then Judith in the back would get their information to be on our email list.

I would relieve Judith when she went on break.

One highlight for me was that in a booth behind us, Briarwick, Brandie June  was in costume selling her books. I bought her second book, “Curse Undone”.  Trust me, if you read her first book, you will want her second book.

Briarwick had a pullup sign that asked, “Where Would You GO?  Favorite Fictional Place.”  Guess which post-it is mine.

Oh, and there were food trucks!

GLAWS president, Tony Todaro, was gracious enough to buy me lunch on campus.  So I wasn’t hungry when I discovered Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers were back.

On Sunday, Brandie was selling at our booth.  I got her autograph and this picture.

After two fun – and long – days, we packed up.

Work tomorrow.

Good nigzzzzzzz…



160th blog completed.

Second Steampunk novel: 783 words.  <– I have to get this number moving again.

Second Steampunk screenplay:  157 pages.

First Steampunk novel:  73,675 words.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

“Mmmmm!  The dark chocolate version of the giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!” – Vincent Reinhart

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