On Saturday, November 12, the Seventh Northern California Authors Fair will be held at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding, California from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clustered around the Center Court, the Fair is only one of the events put on by the Writers Forum, a Shasta County organization granted not-for-profit status in 1983. The event is sponsored by the Record Searchlight and funded by a Scripps Howard Foundation Volunteer grant.
The Fair draws authors (both house-and-self-published) from across Northern California. Genres include Children and Young Adult, Mystery and Fiction, History and Memoir, Travel, Crafts, Self-Help/Realization and more.
Two showcased authors are also Writers Forum members. Linda Boyden, an author (and now illustrator) of three children’s books, had her latest publication, Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas, win International Book Awards 2011 Finalist Awards in three separate categories; Children’s Literature, Multicultural and Native Studies. Charlie Price writes Young Adult fiction and his third book, The Interrogation of Gabriel James, recently won the esteemed Edgar Award in the Young Adult category. Author of four books, some of his other books have received stellar reviews. An additional showcased author is Dr. Donald Mangus of Chico, a recent Best Medical Paper award winner.
All authors will meet the public, answer questions and sell their wares. The Fair, which is the last event of the year that the Mall offers to outside organizations, has been popular for holiday gift-shopping for bosses and co-workers, family and friends. Anyone feeling stirred can also enter an “Opening Sentence” contest to win a prize. Who knows, it may be the first sentence of a book that is featured at the next Fair.
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