Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Litquake Does It Again

You all know how much I enjoy Litquake.  Well, it took place this past Sunday at the JCC in Palo Alto.  And it had its usual mix of big name authors, interesting salons/panel discussions, and meet and greets. Here are just a few pics of authors of interest.

Keith Raffel 

Joyce Maynard

Alina Sayre 

J. Kenji-Lopez Alt

Keith and Alina are RBC authors.  Kenji-Lopez Alt is a food scientist.  He's got an amazing cookbook.  And Joyce is a nationally prominent author who has written 8 fiction, 4 non-fiction, and has been part of 4 anthologies.  AND, her novel Labor Day is a movie from 2013 starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.  BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, Joyce lives in the East Bay.  I spoke to her Sunday about the RBC.  She didn't make a commitment, BUT I know she will consider it.  It may come down to how many people I can commit to being there.  We may need to do an RSVP for that one.

In addition to these authors, I also met Linda Gray Sexton.  She has written several books, but the one I picked up is Searching for Mercy Street:  My Journey Back to My Mother. Some of you might remember that we had Katie Hafner for our book club.  Her book, Mother, Daughter, Me, was a memoir too.  But that was over a year and a half ago.  It might be time for another one.  I'll keep you posted. 

NOTE1:  Henry Winkler (The "Fonz") will be at Montclair Presbyterian church in Oakland, sponsored by A Great Good Place for Books.  He'll be there Friday, March 18, at 7:00.  In case you don't know, Winkler is ALSO a children's book author.

NOTE2:  And speaking of children's books, check this out.  Hicklebee's, a renowned children's book bookstore in Willow Glen, San Jose, will have an adult story time!  You may want to pop in.  It's Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00.  


  1. I would totally geek out if I met Joyce Maynard. Her latest book, Under the Influence, would be great for books clubs. I wish I could come if you get her there.

  2. I've never read her. But Under the Influence is the one I bought and got signed. It sounds like I better move it higher up the TBR pile.