We are privileged to feature GLBT writers at the Author’s Village for the twelfth year. Celebrating the diversity of our community and the tremendous creativity of our writers, we recognize how important it is for us to support their work. It is a challenging time for publishing. Even with the success of E-Books, the pressure to achieve profits has caused many publishers to shrink their lists and, for some, to cease publishing altogether. The same pressures of our economy make it harder for GLBT bookstores to continue in business. This makes it all the more important to recognize and support those who do use their creative energies to tell their stores.
Internationally acclaimed author Steven Saylor will be featured on Sunday at 1:00PM. He is the author of the best sellers Roma and Empire novels of ancient Rome. His most recent book, The Seven Wonders, continues the historical mysteries featuring Gordianus the Finder.
Steven Saylor, Felice Picano and Michael Nava to join growing list of notable authors at 2012 pride festival.
Michael Gregg Michaud, the author of Sal Mineo, A Biography, will be participating along with Sal’s partner at the time of his death, Courtney Burr. They will be signing books and discussing the November release of James Franco’s film adaptation of the book. Both will appear Sunday at Noon.
Celebrated author Michael Nava in The Little Death introduced Henry Rios, a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer based primarily in Los Angeles. Six further Rios novels followed—Goldenboy (1988), Howtown (1990), The Hidden Law (1992), The Death of Friends (1994), The Burning Plain (1996), and Rag and Bone (2000). Each new novel was greeted with greater critical acclaim until, about the last novel, the New York Times reviewer wrote simply: “Nava is one of our best.” The books were awarded six Lambda Literary Awards and in 2000, Nava was given the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in gay and lesbian literature. He will be signing books Sunday afternoon.
Author of the very popular Beach Reading series, Mark Abramson will be signing his newest novel California Dreamer. Rob Rosen will be signing his most recent book Queerwolf. Back for a second visit, Marshall Thornton has just published his first full length novel in his hot Boystown series.
Ever popular local writer Alex Ironrod has two steamy new offerings: Red Knight Rising, a rousing BDSM adventure from the Crusades and Leather Days, a tale of kink sex and violent crime.
Joining us from Florida, Rodney Ross will be premiering his novel The Cool Part of His Pillow. RJ Stasney will sign Falling Forward. Kergan Edwards-Stout will present his debut novel Songs For The New Depression which recently won a 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award.
Felice Picano will again be a part of the festival as well as Trebor Healey who has two new books out Fawn and A Horse Named Sorrow. Joining us from Canada, Jeffrey Round has a new mystery, Lake On The Mountain.
Paul Vitagliano (aka DJ Paul V.) is a Los Angeles blogger who just published Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay which shares and celebrates all kinds of growing up GLBTQ stories through personal memories and childhood photographs. With more than 100 profiles, it is a delightful celebration of growing up gay.
We are pleased to have Peter Saenz and Timothy McGivney join us this year. Both are very talented fantasy/thriller authors with several books bound to keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The Authors’ Village events are a great way to meet your favorite writers and ask about their works as well as have your books signed. For GLBT publishing to thrive and survive your support is needed. Come and enjoy the events at the Pride Festival this year. Read, pass along a book to a friend, join a book discussion club. Above all, give thanks for the ranks of terrific GLBT authors who enrich our lives.
These are just a few of the authors who will be participating this year. Further details and schedule will be forthcoming.
Authors’ Village sponsors Rick Anderson and Craig Novak of
Q Trading Company
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Friday, November 2
6:30 PM Author Reading and Signing at Q Trading Company - Katherine Forrest, Michael Nava and K.G. MacGregor
Saturday, November 3
1:00 PM Jeffrey Round Author of the Bradford Fairfax mystery series
2:00 PM Michael Childers “Icons & Legends”
2:00 PM Rodney Ross “The Cool Side of His Pillow”
2:00 PM Marshall Thornton “Boystown 4″
2:30 PM Rob Rosen “Queerwolf”
2:30 PM Mark Abramson “California Draining”
2:30 PM Felice Picano “Twelve O’Clock Tales”
3:00 PM Alex Ironrod “Red Knight Rising”
3:00 PM Gino Azevado “Naked Innocence”
3:00 PM Alan Chin “Match Maker”
3:30 PM Timothy McGivney “Vampalicious”
3:30 PM Ron DeNardo “The Andromeda Inicident”
4:00 PM Peter Saenz “Queer Tales”
4:00 PM David Wallace “A City Comes Out”
6:30 PM Author Reding at Q Trading - Steven Saylor
Sunday, November 4
Noon Gary Michael Michaud “Sal Mineo”
1:00 PM Steven Saylor “The Seven Wonders”
1:00 PM Kergan Edwards Stout “Songs for the New Depression”
2:00 PM Michael Nava “Henry Rios Series”
2:00 PM Katherine V. Forrest “Curious Wine”
2:00 PM K. G. MacGregor ‘Playing With Fuego”
2:00 PM Trebor Healey “A Horse Named Sorrow”
3:00 PM Alan Chin “Butterfly Child”
3:00 PM Michael Childers “Icons & Legends”
3:00 PM Jeffrey Round “Lake On The Mountain”
3:30 PM Rodney Ross “The Cool Part of His Pillow”
3:30 PM Mark Abramson “Beach Reading”
3:30 PM Marshall Thornton “Boystown 4″
4:00 PM DJ Paul V “Born This Way”
4:00 PM Christopher Stone “Frame of Reference”
Check at the Authors’ Village for additions to the schedule throughout the weekend.