It doesn't get much better than this: 750 people (749 women and one man) who not only love literature but buy hardbacks came to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 21st to hear me and six other women authors talk about our books. The event, sponsored by a group called Literary Women, is in its 27th year and is a sellout every single year. Amusingly, we shared the Convention Center that day with two other groups, see signs below (it was not difficult to tell who was with whom). The ladies of Literary Women were very gracious hostesses, and a splendid time was had by all. And did I mention it was 70 degrees and sunny? Heaven.