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Author Signing - LA Times Festival of Books

I had a wonderful time meeting fellow writers and readers at the LA Times Festival of Books on Saturday. USC was a great host to the event and the weather was perfect for browsing through the numerous booths. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Sisters in Crime Booth and to my new fans that purchased my books. It was nice to meet you and I hope to see you next year when I have a new book for you to read.

For those that couldn’t make it, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year. It’s a great event for all ages and it’s FREE to attend. I’ve also posted some photos of me signing at the event on my Flickr page so check it out.

See you next year!

Upcoming Author Signing

Crime Author, Melissa M. Garcia will be signing her novels, FALLING ANGELS and STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 21.

Melissa will be at the Sisters in Crime Booth #373 from 10:00am to Noon on Saturday at the USC Campus in Los Angeles. Both novels will be on sale during that time only.

The Festival is free all weekend  with numerous writing sessions, entertainment stages, and exciting booths to visit. Parking is only $10. A great event for all ages!

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at the University of Southern California. Click here for map.

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On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, the USC campus will be transformed into a giant festival celebrating books of all genres. There will be 8 stages with readings, performances, and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Below are a few of the stage performances expected on Saturday.

To see the entire schedule visit

Los Angeles Times Stage


12:10 pm

Ricki Lake, author of “Never Say Never: Finding a Life That Fits”




1:20 pm

Tori Spelling, author of “Celebratori: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family”



2:30 pm

John Cusack discusses Relativity Media’s “The Raven”




3:40 pm

Marilu Henner, author of “Total Memory M

akeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future”



4:50 pm

Sugar Ray Leonard, author of “The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring,” interviewed by Randy Harvey

Target Children’s Stage

10:00 am

Roger Day, Why Does Gray M

Musical Act



10:35 am

Marc Brown, If All the Animals Came Inside




10:55 am

Eric Litwin & James Dean, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons



11:15 am

Philip & Erin Stead, A Sick Day for Amos McGee




11:40 am

José-Luis Orozco, Caramba Kids

Musical Act



12:15 pm

Michael Buckley, The Sisters Grimm Series




12:35 pm

David Shannon, How Georgie Radburn Saved Baseball



12:55 pm

Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Cooking Stage

  11:00 am

   Michael Voltaggio, author of “VOLT ink,” Gives a Cooking     Demonstration



12:30 pm

Gail Simmons, author of “Talking with My Mouth Full,” Gives a Cooking Demonstration




2:00 pm

Nancy Silverton, author of “The Mozza Cookbook” and Michael Voltaggio, author of “VOLT ink” Discuss the LA Food Scene, interviewed by Betty Hallock



3:30 pm

Anne Burrell, author of “Cook like a Rock Star” Gives a Cooking Demonstration

Etc. Stage

  11:00 am 

   Three-minute stories read by various artists



12:00 pm

Hangdog Expression
Musical Performance




1:00 pm

Fresh From Figment: Top Comic Actors Read from Young Writers’ Works Featuring Michael Ian Black, Michael Hitchcock , Nick Kroll, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr & Michaela Watkins

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

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