I am also looking forward to the panels I signed up to attend. There are so many good panels this year it was hard to narrow down my choices. I finally selected the panel called Literary Fiction: Southland Stories featuring Gayle Brandeis, Aris Janigian, Diane Lefer, and Hector Tobar as well as the panel titled Food: Eat Your Words - Writers on Food & Culture featuring Gustavo Arellano, Adam Roberts, and Debra Samuels. These are the panels I picked but other options include: Young Adult: The Awesome Age featuring Josephine Angelini, Cecil Castellucci, Jessi Kirby, and Sarah Maas; Children’s: The Illustrated Story with special panelists Marissa Moss and Rosemary Wells (best known for her super popular Max and Ruby series); and Romance: Love Between the Pages with panelists Anna Randol, Jill Sorenson, and Jillian Stone.
I think the food writing panel is the one I am most anxious to see. I am a huge fan of Adam Roberts and his award-winning food blog “The Amateur Gourmet”. This blog is definitely worth looking at especially if you are in any way a foodie. This fun and informative blog is a mix of funny stories, restaurant reviews and yummy recipes. Roberts’ writing is both quirky and literary in a way that makes this blog stand out from other food blogs. His most recent book Secrets of the Best Chefs is available for checkout at several OC Public Libraries branches.
Basically I am super excited for this weekend and I can’t wait to celebrate reading and writing with all these great authors. Take a peek at the Literary Orange 2013 website to see who will be there and checkout some of their books today!