This weekend, April 28 and 29, is the return of the Bay Area Book Festival to Berkeley, California.
The book festival is amazing because it brings together authors, writers organizations, publishers, booksellers, and — most importantly — readers. There’s nothing I love more than seeing the streets filled with people who love books.
The book festival is always huge and sprawling, taking over downtown Berkeley beside the Farmers Market. Last year, booths ranged from kids books to travel to history to every flavor of fiction, from self-published to small presses to local indies like AK Press to the university presses. So many books! It was much like I imagine heaven to be.
On Saturday, I’ll be hanging out again with the Bay Area chapter of the Horror Writers Association at booth #81 from 11 to 6. Please come by and talk to me about your favorite scary stories.
I’ll have some copies of 199 Cemeteries, as well the new edition of Wish You Were Here, Lost Angels, and The Dangerous Type — and I may throw in some rarities like the out-of-print Haunted Mansion collections. Whether you like dark space opera or horror erotica or historic cemeteries or rock-n-roll vampire love stories, I’ll be glad to set you up.