All I can say is wow. Here I was pulling into the parking lot of the Cerritos Library for their mystery luncheon and I thought I was in the wrong place. This had to be the city hall or concert hall or some kind of hall, but then I turned around and said f**k! That's the library?
This is the aquarium wall on the children's section, from the outside. That's author Gary Phillips and author John Shannon standing in front of it in awe. We were all contemplating just how to get adopted by the Friends of the Library.
I was very happy to be invited to this amazing event with fourteen other authors. I was on a killer panel with Brett Battles, John Lescroart, Robert Fate, and Gary Phillips. We lost the plot early on but rolled with it and it made for a very entertaining panel indeed. Lots of laughter. Fun! Good lunch, too.
Here's the whole slew of authors:
In the back row from left is James R. Preston, Shilpa Agarwal, Jon Shannon, Tim Hallinan, Bill Fitzhugh, Earlene Fowler, Dorothy Howell, Paula Woods, Susan Dunlap, and Sheila Lowe. Fantastic day. Thank you, Friends of the Library!