Last Saturday, I had a fun time in the city with my sister Corey and my bestie Robbie. They both took me out for my post birthday lunch at Tataki Canyon. The sushi was deeelicious!
After lunch, we headed to Noe Valley Author’s Festival. Corey was one of the participating local SF authors. It was great to see a variety of genres featured and meet fellow authors. It was also exciting to see people come by our table and take interest and buy her books, High (a caffeinated love story) and Goodnight World (children’s bedtime book).
I also got a chance to check out the other authors’ tables and learn more about their books. There were three in particular that piqued my interest. The first book was “Twice Heroes” by Tom Graves whose portrait photography and conversations with the Nisei war veterans revealed their amazing stories and takes us to a different time and place in America. He shared his writing process and said he had initially expected to finish the book in four years but it took six years to complete it. He also mentioned being busy doing talks in different states and sharing this important part of American history.
I also met Mary Jo MConahay, author of Maya Roads, One Woman’s Journey Among the Rainforest People. She shared her fascination as a journalist for the Mayan tribe and rainforest. Along with her book she was selling these beautiful bead necklaces made by the indigenous Mayan women. I couldn’t resist and ended up buying two. One for myself and the other for my mom (surprise birthday gift, so I won’t be showing hers here).
Check out the clasp, cool bead work!
Finally, I met first time author of tween graphic novel, “Beautiful”, Marie D’Abreo. Her book looked like an interesting read on the challenges of a young girl’s self-perception. Sadly, I ran out of spending $ and wasn’t able to get a copy. At the end of the book fair, she gave out free chocolate bars. For now, I’ll be adding her book to my “To Buy Book Wishlist”
Look at that view! Beautiful San Francisco day!
It was a fun day! I’m feeling inspired! 🙂 Happy week to one and all!