Roseville's Litfest from 2010 came back again this year on April 14, re-branded as the Northern California Storybook & Literature Festival. This was a free event with a few workshops and panels, but was mainly put on to offer local authors a chance to celebrate their books and connect with readers.
My crit partner Rachel Allen Dillon had a lovely booth setup
And gave a wonderful presentation on writing and illustrating her picture book, Through Endangered Eyes
And fellow Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators member Lori Mortensen braved the chilly weather to showcase her picture books
while I went to go watch the Young Adult Fiction panel (left to right: Linda Joy Singleton, Kim Culbertson, and Pamela Johnson [Jennifer Walker was on the panel too but all the pictures of her came out blurry because she was fiddling with her hair--sorry, Jennifer!])
All in all, this was a great local event and I hope they continue to do more of them!
P.S. Rachel Allen Dillon, Lori Mortensen, and Linda Joy Singleton will all have items in the Pens for Paws Auction! Make sure to follow over on the Pens for Paws Auction site if you'd like to bid.