It was a weekend of firsts: my first time at a book festival, first time being a published author, and first time I’ve had the opportunity to meet my publishers, Holly Kammier and Jessica Therrien, from Acorn Publishing. I also met two other fellow Acorn authors, Ramcy Diek and Agnès Déglones.
The weekend was a wonderful experience. I spoke with many festival attendees, sharing my experience as well as practicing the art of book selling at the Acorn booth (which was right next to best-selling children's author Gary Soto!). I sold a number of books and made amazing west coast connections!
The highlight of my weekend was seeing some old friends, including Annie Cho and Judy Mansfield, a former teacher I met on a trip to Canada.
LA was hot (I got a bit sunburnt) and the traffic was something I am pleased I don't live with on a daily basis...but it was definitely worth the haul.
Next post: my time in Frostburg, Maryland!