Friday, July 11, 2014


That's right.  There's going to be a Literary Fair on the Civic Center lawn (on Main Street in Los Gatos), Saturday, August 23, from 12-3.  The Los Gatos Library is sponsoring the event in collaboration with Friends of Los Gatos Library and Village House of Books. There will probably be as many as 35 local authors on hand to sign books.  15 authors, presented by Los Gatos Library, will speak for 5 minutes each.  And 2 other authors, Laurie R. King and Jay Elliot, brought in by VHOB, will speak for 15 minutes each as the keynote speakers.  They will also sign books.  And, on top of that, there will be a number of local publishers, including Purple Passion press and Push Pen Press.  Are you kidding me?

Laurie R. King will open the festivities.  Here is a short biography of Laurie (prepare to be impressed!):

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014′s Dreaming Spies).  She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.  She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”.

Jay Elliot, who has written 2 books about Steve Jobs, will be our closing speaker.  Here is a biography of Jay (a confidante of Steve Jobs?  How cool is that?):

JAY ELLIOT was a senior member of the original Macintosh development team and helped Steve Jobs develop the original user interface inspired by Xerox PARC. Becoming Senior Vice President of Apple reporting directly to Steve, Jay ran all corporate operations including business planning, IT operations, Facilities, and HR for Apple worldwide. As a mentor, Jay was able to guide Steve in learning and utilizing the management principles Jay had learned at IBM and Intel, which helped make possible building Apple into a multibillion company and in turning Steve into the kind of leader who was able to inspire and create the society-changing Apple products.

The Library is still working on it's final lineup.  Go to their official website - - for all of the details.  And keep checking for updates as they finalize their lineup of authors.

Book fans, this is going to be one fantastic event.  You will rarely (if ever!) get a chance to see so many authors in the same place at the same time.  Come and hear 17 authors speak.  And be prepared to buy a bunch of books and get them signed.  You're going to leave this event believing that you just witnessed a little slice of heaven.

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