Busy times ahead this week as I participate at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of USC, Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1. I was at the original festival of books held at the UCLA campus some 15 years ago. The event has grown considerably and is now changing locations to a more central spot in the Los Angeles region — if there really is such a thing.
This will be my second large book festival adventure and I hope the LA one works as well as my first experience in Chicago at the Chicago Tribune Lit Fest last June. It was the kick off event for Lincoln’s Hand and we did quite well.
Picked up a trick at that event in which one of the other authors gave away a premium of a rubber duck with each book sale. We (my wife Cydney and I) were surprised how well it worked, so, yes, we will be carrying a supply of rubber ducks with us. I’m not bothering to ask the question: Would Mark Twain stoop to a rubber duck give-a-away to sell books?
I’ll spend most of my time at the Book Festival at Booth 903, which a few author friends and I are co-sponsoring. It’s called Murder-We-Wrote in the program. I’ll also be at the LA Sisters in Crime Booth (373) from 2 to 4 pm Saturday and Noon to 2 pm Sunday.
You can also find my book at the Pepperdine University Booth (94). No official time for signing but I’ll drop by.
Hope to see folks there.
And join me on my Blog Tour starting April 27 at the Thoughts in Progress blogspot. I’ll be writing about history’s influence on my writing. You can visit the blogspot here.