A Fun Afternoon

It was an honor to be part of the The Noe Valley Authors Festival last Saturday. I had a great time meeting other local authors and learning about their books. I also met people from the neighborhood who stopped by my table to purchase books, while others simply came by to ask questions about writing and publishing. I was happy to answer their questions and even share some tips.

The festival was three hours long. It was enough time for us to meet and greet folks and sell our books. It was indeed a fun afternoon. I can’t wait to join other author events in the near future.


Check out the list of authors who came to the festival. Take your time and click on the links below. I’m sure you will find something that will interest you. 🙂

Author: Michael Alenyikov
Books: “Ivan and Misha”
Winner of the Northern California Book Award
Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Awarded the 2013 Gina Berriault Award from San Francisco State

Word madness is a hallmark of the writing: lyrical descriptions of place, time, and events; touches of the bizarre; everyday humor; and a love of New York from Brighton Beach in Brooklyn to the gentrifying East Village delight with their clarity and detail. Written with sweetness, compassion, and great beauty, this book will have broad appeal to lovers of short fiction and literary writing.

“Ivan and Misha” is the Great American Russian Novel told as Chekhov would tell it, in stories of delicacy, humanity, and insight. From Kiev to Manhattan, Brighton Beach, and Bellevue, Michael Alenyikovsky lays out a series of compelling arguments for brotherhood between brothers, between lovers, between men from an old country. Alenyikov confronts big subjects–illness and madness, sex and love in the age of AIDS, Old and New World values, a fallen wall, the metaphysics of survival, the march of generations.” — Carolyn Cooke, author of The Bostons and Daughters of the Revolution


Author: Michelle Cannon
Books: “Ben Not a Puppy!” and “Remember When?”

Author: Marie D’Abreo
Book: “Beautiful: A girl’s trip through the looking glass”

Author: Peter Gabel
Books: “Another Way of Seeing” and “The Bank Teller”
Available at Folio Books
3957 24th Street, San Francisco

Books also available on Amazon

Author: Tom Graves
Book: “Twice Heroes: America’s Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea
Interviews and 98 portraits of men and women who fought for America while their families spent the war in internment camps.

National Japanese American Historical Society
1684 Post Street, San Francisco
(415) 921-5007

Kinokuniya Books
1581 Webster Street, San Francisco
(415) 567-7625

Online: www.TwiceHeroes.com

Author: Chester Hartman
To order books, email author at: chartman@prrac.org

Author: Kathleen Knowles

Author: Sheppard Benet Kominars
Book: “Portal Poems: Perspectives on Aging”
Senior Years Are the New Frontier in the 21st Century. The moment you pass through this portal, finding a new compass to navigate is a task that must be initiated. Portal Poems offers valuable insights into this new territory in which the Old Rules have changed and new ones need to be discovered. What better way than through the poetry of someone who has lived it?

You can purchase Portal Poems online through GoodSheppardBooks.com and the Kindle edition is now available on Amazon. www.portalpoems.com

Author: Richard May
Book: “Ginger Snaps: Photos & Stories of Redheaded Queer People”
Available at Folio Books
3957 24th Street, San Francisco

Author: Mary Jo McConahay
Book: “Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest”

Author: Rebecca P. McCray
Book: “The Journey of the Marked”

Author: Vincent Meis
Book: “Down in Cuba”

Author: Sara Oletti
Book: “The Kitchen Book for Girls Who Think They Can’t Cook”

Author: Dan Richman

Author: Bruce Rogers
Book: “The Orchid Whisperer”

Author: Julianne Victoria


0 Replies to “A Fun Afternoon”

  1. Corey, thank you for posting about the Authors Festival and for the kindness of including your fellow exhibitors. Let’s think about having an event for you next year in Word Week in a coffee shop. All the best, Rick

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