This weekend, May 4 and 5, the 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: https://bit.ly/2ViX1Yj
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: https://www.baybookfest.org/
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.