It’s less than 3 weeks until the 2011 edition of the Virginia Festival of the Book kicks off. It’s another packed festival. Using the handy “bookbag” on the website I’ve identified a lot of events I want to attend.
But Saturday will be my busy day because I’m actually moderating two panels then. First is Death: Another Time, Another Place featuring John Connolly, Deanna Raybourn, Paul Robertson, and Alan Orloff. Later in the day I’ll be moderating the Historical Fiction panel, with Paul Robertson, Lenore Hart, George Robert Minkoff, and Brenda Rickman Vantrease.
I’m trying to read a book by each of the panelists before we meet, so I’ve got my work cut out for me. (I’m grateful to Paul Robertson for being on both panels, giving me one less book to read!)
I’m also looking forward to the Short Story panel on Saturday–that’s the same panel I was on last year. This year it features Mary Akers, Ed Falco, Ariel Sabar, and Andrew Wingfield.