The 2nd event was last week at Village House of Books. John Lescroart has written around 25 books, 15 of them with Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky. I booked John about 6 months ago! And, even though I don't work at VHOB any more, I was excited to meet him. And John didn't disappoint. He's got a long history of writing and gave us a lot of it. Interestingly enough, his career took off with book #4, The 13th Juror, which was about a battered woman. The timing happened to coincide with the OJ trial. Nothing like a little serendipity to help launch a career!
EDITORIAL COMMENT: People, if you are not in the habit of going to author events, you may want to re-think that. They are so much fun. And I really believe that the authors appreciate the crowds they draw. Think about it. Just about every good-sized city has at least one bookstore that has author events. Now, I'm done.