Bay Area Book Festival 2019

This weekend, May 4 and 5, Screen Shot 2018-04-24 at 10.21.03 AMthe Bay Area Book Festival returns to Berkeley, California.

I’ll be hanging out again with the Bay Area chapter of the Horror Writers Association at booth #154 on Allston Way, conveniently near the La Cocina food court. Here’s the Festival map:

We will have paperback copies of Tales for the Camp Fire: A Charity Anthology Benefiting Wildfire Relief hot off the presses. Come by, pick up a copy, and do some good. All profits from sales of the book go to support recovery from last year’s terrible wildfires.

Contributors to the book will be hanging around throughout the weekend, so you can get your books signed, if you like.

Beyond that, though, the book festival 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. You can check out all the goings-on here:

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 RE/Search Press to the university presses. So many books! It was much like I imagine heaven to be.

Please stop by and talk to me about your favorite scary stories.  I’ll have some copies of 199 Cemeteries, as well Lost Angels, The Dangerous Type — and I may throw in Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Whether you like dark space opera or horror erotica or historic cemeteries or true confessions, I’ll be glad to set you up.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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2 Responses to Bay Area Book Festival 2019

  1. I’m on the other side of the country or else I’d stop by because it sounds like a fabulous festival. I hope it’s super successful!

  2. Wish I were going to be back in Berkeley again. Have a great book fair!

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