October 7-9, 2005:  Northern California Independent Booksellers Trade Show

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show is an opportunity for publishers to meet face-to-face with booksellers and introduce them to current and forthcoming titles.

The three day event was packed with author signings, exhibits, and fun activities.

I had a great time meeting bookstore owners and showing off Desert Blood 10pm/9c.

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Posing with the Simon & Schuster sales, marketing, and publicity reps, as well as a couple of other authors.

Desert Blood 10pm/9c was prominently displayed on the

Another picture with author David Carter (One Red Dot), and more of the S&S folks.

Having a look at the book with my regional sales rep, Kelly.

A look at the Simon & Schuster display.






Author James Howe (Totally Joe) signs copies of his book at the S&S booth.

Fans were lined up to get copies of books!

Alex Sanchez shows off his latest, Rainbow Road.

Trade show attendees browsed the floor for two straight days.

Desert Blood 10pm/9c was featured on the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators table.






The trade show was held in the Oakland Marriott’s Convention Ctr.

Desert Blood 10pm/9c on display at the S&S booth.

A look at the S&S children’s books.

The SCBWI table, featuring titles from many of its NorCal members.

The Desert Blood 10pm/9c display at the SCBWI table.





Several pictures on this page were taken by my buddy Carol from Red Square Press.  Check out their site here.