With the National Book Festival coming up on September 1st, I wanted to share memorabilia, photos and more from National Book Festivals of years past.
When they held the festival on the Mall, I threw parties with some of my fellow authors each year at different Smithsonian Libraries. Below are some photos from the pre-festival dinner, held the night before at the Library of Congress. Among my friends and fellow Mystery-Thriller writers I got to chat with were Jodi Picoult, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, David Baldacci, S.J. Rozan, and Michael Connelly. Read more about my experience at The National Book Festival.
Many of these same authors are participating in a exciting, mysterious project of mine that I will be permitted to reveal soon after Labor Day weekend!
(in background) Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, Katherine Neville, James Swanson, Jodi Picoult, and others
(in foreground) S. J. Rozan, Mark Kurlansky, Julia Alvarez, and John Irving