Over the years, American Author's Association has grown to expand beyond the written word. While our name mentions our author members, we also have members talented in voice, performance arts, sculpting, painting, graphic arts, music, video, and many other forms of expressive arts.
Attention Authors in the Puget Sound area!!
Local authors sought for Holiday Book Fair on November 21, 2010!
Contact AAA for more information.
The Sacramento Poetry Center
Australian author, Kay Danes, visits the U.S. to promote her latest book with stops in California and Colorado!
Author Latoya Lucas book signing
Michael Crichton passes away. See memorial announcement.
Second Annual Fine Arts Festival of Elk Grove!
This year's event was held at:
Laguna Town Hall
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Saturday, August 30, 2008
10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ginny Hansen (canceled due to illness)
Help fill the shelves of one of our nation's newest War Veterans Homes.
In mid-April 2007 I put out a request to help fill the shelves of a library at the North West Louisiana War Veterans Home (NWLWVH). This facility just recently opened, and some good friends of mine were given a tour of the facility. It really is quite nice. One friend, Karen, was struck though, by the vast amount of empty space on their library shelves. Soon afterwards she called and asked if I could help. That's when the request hit your in-box!
I have to say how thrilled I am that so many of you stepped forward to honor these veterans with copies of your books. Many of you even went a step further and sent books from your own personal libraries. We've even had some of our artists and performers contribute copies of their work. My heart is filled with gratitude and awe. Thank all of you for honoring these very special veterans who've fought to defend our nation and preserve our liberties.
*Any one still wanting to contribute may do so by contacting me for mailing information.
American Authors Association member Claudia Pemberton writes more than novels.
Now she's hoping to grant soldier's wish.
Read her story: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x399169150
NATIONAL E-BOOK CONFERENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON, MARCH 6-9, 2008
“It’s Not Easy Being E”
Grab your umbrella and favorite electronic reading device (a laptop or PDA will do) and head to the great Pacific Northwest for the 8th annual EPIC conference, “It’s Not Easy Being E,” in Portland, Oregon, March 6-9, 2008, at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Inn. This national conference addresses the emerging electronic publishing industry, and attracts publishers, writers and readers of this new medium.
Headlining the conference is luncheon keynote speaker is Michael Powell, owner of Powell’s Books, which lays claims to being the largest independent bookstore in the world. Powell’s is a noted retailer of e-books, as well as new and hard-to-find used books. The Portland conference will feature e-publisher panel discussions and workshops pertaining to publishing and promoting electronic books, new technologies, and genre and publisher-specific topics. There will be an EPPIE book awards ceremony honoring excellence in electronic publishing, and opportunities for social and professional networking.
EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection, is a professional organization for published and contracted e-book and print authors. Established in 1997, EPIC was one of the first advocates of electronic publishing, and has been a strong voice for the industry ever since. Its members write and publish in all literary and non-fiction genres.
For more information on the conference and how to register go to the EPIC website, www.epicauthors.org.
If you would like to present a workshop at the EPIC conference or participate in a panel, please contact Joy Clarke at by November 1, 2007, at: JoySC1@aol.com
American Author's Association members Mahaila and Danica McKellar announce the release of their new Yoga/Meditation DVD "Daily Dose of Dharma."
The Fine Arts Festival of Elk Grove committee is proud to present a special "Afternoon with the Artists & Authors" Sept 15, 2007!
Hillcrest Book Fair Sunday June 10th from 10-5
Several San Diego authors share a booth. While there was good sales for some, many felt it was more geared towards used book sales. However they did walk away with some leads, so the day was not lost.