The second annual San Diego Festival of Books will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at Liberty Station in the Point Loma section of San Diego.
I attended last year’s inaugural event—along with 10,000 other people—and this year I’ll have a table in Author Alley. I hope those of you living within driving distance will come by and visit.
The Festival of Books will feature 31 panels on such topics as contemporary fiction, crime and mysteries, science fiction, and children’s books. I won’t be on any of the panels, but I will be available all day to chat with readers and to offer many of my books at handsome discounts.
Among the books I’ll have on hand will be my latest, The Francis Feud, plus The Bible Battle and How to Fail at Hiking Mt. Whitney. Those titles will be offered at up to one-third off the retail price, and anyone who buys a paperback copy of them will get a free ebook version too.
Also on my table will be the other four books in the Debating Catholicism Series plus The New Geocentrists, Apologetics the English Way, and Jeremiah’s Lament. Whoever buys any three paperbacks will get a free copy of Jeremiah’s Lament, until the supply runs out.
The Festival of Books will feature more than 60 exhibitors offering books and other products (including lots of food vendors), but of course the crème de la crème will be found in Author Alley.
Last year popular author Richard Lederer had a table there. I expect him to be back again. You may have read his newspaper column or some of his books. He’s written more than 40, most of them on language. His best known may be Anguished English. He is particularly fond of puns, so I expect we’ll be having a punny day in Author Alley.