Monday, July 28, 2014

August Author Events (plus 1 in late July) - A Great Month Coming Up

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8:15 - Keith Raffel will be coming to VHOB for our July VHOB Book Club meeting.  We will talk about his book from 6:30-7:15, and then Keith will be there from 7:15-8:15 to answer questions and sign books.  He is most entertaining.

Friday, August 1, 7:00-8:00 - SG (Scott) Browne will be talking about his 2 latest books (out of 6), Lucky Bastard and Big Egos. 

Wednesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00 - Josh Safran will be talking about his debut book, Free Spirit, which is a memoir.  If you go to his website - - you will read some amazing testimonials from Elle Magazine to Publisher's Weekly to the San Jose Mercury News.  

Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-6:15 - Gregg Hurwitz, author of 10 best-selling novels (not to mention 6 anthologies), will be at our NEW store signing books.  With his schedule, we couldn't get him for an evening event.  But we are lucky enough to have him in the store signing his latest book, Don't Look Back.

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30-8:15 - VHOB Book Club is very pleased to have Ellen Sussman, author of 6 books, including 4 novels, for our August book club meeting.  Ellen has a very strong national presence, and we are thrilled to have her.

Friday, August 22, 7:00-8:00 - Laurie McAndish King, who is an award-winning travel writer and photographer, will be here to discuss her book, Lost Kidnapped Eaten Alive! The book takes us to places around the world and introduces us to countries that most of us have never seen.  It should be extremely interesting.

Saturday, August 23, 12:00 noon-3:00 - the 1st annual Literary Fair is taking place in Los Gatos on the lawn in front of the Civic Center (on Main Street).  The Library will provide up to 35 local authors, of which 15 will speak for 5 minutes each, and all will sign books for 3 hours.  Village House of Books will be providing the 2 keynote speakers, Laurie R. King and Jay Elliot.  They will each speak for 15 minutes (Laurie to open and Jay to close) and will be there signing books during the event.  VHOB will also have a table where we will be selling a whole variety of books from our 2 stores (that's right, VHOB is opening a 2nd store right on Main Street by the middle of August).  It promises to be an amazing day.

Was I lying when I said August is going to be a terrific month for events at VHOB?  I think not.


  1. Wow ... that's some lineup you have! Bravo for all the work you do for authors (and the readers in your area)!

  2. Thanks, Beth. Coming from you that is high praise indeed. And the next time you tour, I will get you out here even if I have to fly to Kentucky and bring you back with me! Our event space in the new location is much larger than the current location, so we'll be able to accommodate the hordes of people that I know will want to see you.

  3. You've got some great authors coming! Big Egos looks interesting to me.

  4. I don't know anything about Scott's books or his following but am looking forward to finding out about both Friday night.