Faire Game

This weekend (June 4 & 5, 2016), I will attend the second (annual) Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California. I will be on Addison Street (nicknamed “Literary Lane” for this event) from 10 am to 6 pm with both of my books in tow.

Unlike last year, this year all of the authors will have a tent instead of an umbrella. I will be sharing mine with a nice man (Daniel Bacon) who has written a couple of non-fiction books about San Francisco. I expect a lot of synergy between our writings – he writes about the actual places where my  fictional characters live.

Unlike last year, this year I’m able to boast that BOTH of my books are finalists for book awards. The announcement of the winners of the Foreword Reviews’ 2016 INDIEFAB Book of the Year won’t be made until late June – but for now A Veil of Fog and Flames is basking in the glow of nominee. I wonder if this is how Academy Award contenders feel?

indiefab-finalist-imprint (paint)

Unlike last year, I’m better prepared for unexpected assaults. Like the people who believe all books should be free. Or the people who don’t like fiction because it can’t be indexed. Or those who get upset when a work of historical fiction doesn’t acknowledge their favorite San Francisco family (even though that family hadn’t moved to San Francisco until AFTER the action of my story ceased). I hope I’ve grown a thicker skin since last year.

However, like last year, I will meet and greet the public, sell and sign books, talk with new and interesting people, and enjoy a day of books, books, books.

I’m ready!



About Lori Hart Beninger

Lori Hart Beninger is a native California writer with three critically acclaimed historical novels (Embracing the Elephant, A Veil of Fog and Flames, and A Peculiar Peace) that follow two 19th century young adults as they struggle with survival and acceptance in the pivotal era of the California Gold Rush up to the American Civil War. Please visit www.ontrackpublishing.com for synopses, availability, reviews, and more.
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2 Responses to Faire Game

  1. Sophie says:

    Congratulations on the INDIEFAB nomination! You deserve it, and so does your book. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Bay Area Book Fest again this year! 🙂


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