The next couple of weekends I’ll be out and about, taking part in a couple of events in the Charleston area.
First up, this weekend, is the third year (after its revival) of the West Virginia Book Festival.
In addition to a terrific list of speakers (including R.L. Stine and Joe Hill) and workshops, there will be an entire marketplace full of writers hawking their wares – including me! It runs Friday and Saturday (October 27 & 28) at the Civic Center in Charleston, with the marketplace open 11-7 on Friday and 9-5 on Saturday (admission is free). Also, don’t miss out on the Kanawha County Public Library’s annual sale – it’s always full of neat finds!
Then next weekend, I’ll be taking part (for the first time) in the Mountain State Pop Expo.
The Expo is a celebration of all things pop culture and looks like it should have something that appeals to just about everybody – including fans of fantasy fiction. The Expo is Saturday and Sunday (November 4 & 5), from 10 to 6 at the Holiday Inns & Suites in South Charleston (admission $10 – all proceeds go to Children’s Home Society of West Virginia).
Come to either, come to both – but be sure to stop by and say hi!