Online Book Fair


Next week the 2nd annual Online Book Fair is happening at from November 14th through the 16th. I missed it last year, but hope to get in this year. The sponsors, FSB Associates, have provided me with some interesting books in the past. The most recent one I read from them was Plato and a Platypus Walked Into a Bar. They’ve also sent along a couple of the mysteries from the wonderful Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.

Among the online happenings:

    • Free raffles—including 3 free books an hour and one large prize giveaway per day


  • Ongoing Podcasts and author readings by popular authors such as Alan Alda, Kim Edwards and Pulitzer Prize Winner Rick Atkinson.



  • Guest bloggers and reviewers will blog at the fair



  • Forum and discussion groups



  • Reader’s Choice Award for favorite book jacket. Last year’s winner was the mega bestseller, The Thirteenth Tale.



  • Roundtable discussions with topics including How to Get Your Book Published


If nothing else, you’ll get some great reading ideas there.

For those of you who noticed that I live in Southern California – I was fortunate. The fires were within 2 or 3 miles of our home, but we didn’t have any problems. But there are a lot of people who are now homeless until they can rebuild, including families from my church. It brings the television news to life when you’re in the middle of it.