I think there is something about fall that makes people want to go out and talk about books and about writing. I think it's the cool, crisp evenings scented with dried leaves. Or, it could be the soundtrack of fall-- serious winds blowing ominously through trees and between buildings, and seeping through the cracks of windows with chilling whistles. These kinds of days create a desire of sitting down with a good book and hot apple cider. Or cocoa and marshmallows. Whatever the case may be, a lot of UNP authors will be out and about this week.
Dinah Lenney, actress and author of the memoir Bigger than Life, will be at the Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival on Saturday, September 29. On Sunday, September 30, she'll be at the West Hollywood Book Festival (Aaron Raz Link will be at this festival, too. Please see below).
John Clayton (The Cowboy Girl) will be a little further east, where the trees' leaves may change color, but probably not this soon. Clayton will be at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's
Fall Book Camp 2007 in Denver, CO on Friday, September 28.
Poet and memoirist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke (she wrote the memoir Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer) has quite a weekend ahead of her. She will be one of the keynote presenters at The Power of Words Conference Friday, September 28 - October 1. The conference will be held at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.
On October 3-6, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke will be at the International Poetry Festival in Rosario, Argentina for readings.
And last, but definitely not least, co-author of What Becomes You Aaron Raz Link has a couple of engagements this week. On Sunday, September 30, he'll be at the West Hollywood Book Festival. He'll be serving on a panel called, "Who Am I?: On Writing the Memoir" He will also be signing afterwards.
Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 PM, Aaron will be at A Different Light Bookstore for an appearance, reading, and signing.
For more information on these events, and for all upcoming author events, please visit our Author Events & Book Signings page.