Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pasadena Library's 2nd Annual Author Fair

Are you coming by Pasadena's Central Library (285 E. Walnut St.) this Saturday, February 21st? Of course you are, because it's highly likely that at least one of your author friends (me) will be there. And probably more than one.

It's the library's 2nd annual Author Fair, 10am-2pm, and oh boy! Everyone's going to be there! Look at this list of authors:

Marcella Adams, Maria Alexander, Cindy Arora, Ontresicia Averette, Anne Louise Bannon, Julie Berry, Boualem Bousseloub, Mary Brodsky, Petrea Burchard, Stuart Douglass Byles, Christina Cha, Justin Chapman, Regina Conroy, Joey L. Dowdy, Quoleshna Elbert, Carol Elek, Jamie Eubanks, Jess Faraday, Kenneth Grant, Anjeza Angie Gega, Steven Gibson, Ken Goldstein, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Reg Green, Claudia Heller, Lisa Hernandez, Rubin Johnson, Lloyd Kaneko, Gay Toltl Kinman, Sarai Koo, Ph.D./ Gail Taylor, Jay Mathews, Dan McLaughlin, Kay Murdy, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Adrienne Ramsey-Harris, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Thelma Reyna, Susan S. Rosvall, Jo Anne Sadler, Kathy Salama, Gisele Samaan, Yvette Samaan, Yvonne Senkandwa, Jason Silva, Lucie Simone, Frederick Smith, Ellen Snortland & Lisa Gaeta, Lynn Martin Snowden & Kyle Sydney Powell, Rick Stepp-Bolling, Diane E.M. Tegarden,Mary Terzian, Larissa Theule, Alicia Thompson, Marcia L. Thompson, Sarah Thursday, Cherie Mercer Twohy, Erika Wain Decker, Nancy Woo, Nancy Young, and last but absolutely not least, Desiree Zamorano!!!

All during the Fair, authors will read from their works in the Auditorium. While Desiree reads from The Amado Women at 10:30, I'll be covering for her at her signing table (no, I will not sign her books). At 11:10am she'll cover for me while I read something funny, or maybe something poignant—poignant, yeah, that's it—from my new book, Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood with Headshot in Hand.

You can buy an autographed copy from me and I'll have a few copies of Camelot & Vine on hand as well. Or just stop by and say hi. There's no pressure to buy anything, though you might want to get yourself a treat at the Espress Yourself coffee shop (pictured) on the library grounds.

All these authors will be there to sign their books and answer your questions. Or maybe ask you some!

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Have fun, Petrea!

altadenahiker said...

Sounds like a great event. Given the extensive list, how do you all fit into the library? Does it take place on various floors, spill into cafe area, etc.?

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, William!

Hiker, I believe Desiree will be sitting in my lap.
Actually, I'm not sure but I think we'll be in more than one room. Just probably not the auditorium.

Bellis said...

My goodness, so many local authors! I hope they ALL sell a few books. Take a headshot with you? I'm not sure many non-Hollywood people know what it is. Well, it's obvious really, but I keep thinking it's a headlamp. You could also try stumbling around with it?

Petrea Burchard said...

Bellis, that's funny! And maybe a good idea. Another reader said she didn't know what sides are, so I should bring those, too, if I can find any.

Ms M said...

Looks like a great time! Enjoy! And good luck!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Ms M. We'll have fun. Wish you could be there!

llandudnopictures said...

That's a lot of authors, hope it goes well!

LOLfromPasa said...

If I were there, I would come along. Have fun!

I must say that your photo of the library is fantastic!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Geoff. I think we'll all have a good time!

Lauren, it would be fun to see you. You know what a lovely building the library is. I need more pictures of it.

Bellis said...

My friend Helen Angove will be there too, doing a book reading at 12:50. Stumble over to her table if you can.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Bellis! Desiree and I will flip a coin for it.

Ann Erdman said...

I couldn't make it this morning but trust it was swell!

Petrea Burchard said...

Ann, it was indeed swell. I hope you gave yourself the chance to sleep in this morning!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I am sure this Saturday was remarkable and happy day of your life.

Petrea Burchard said...

It was, Irina! I always learn at these events, and I meet wonderful people.