Sonoma Book Festival 2011 – The Recap

by Emerian Rich

Great seeing everyone at the festival! Hope to see you again. Here are some pictures from the event.

Laurel Anne Hill, Ann Wilkes, Emerian Rich

There were tons of authors there. More main stream and non-fiction authors than I’ve ever seen congregated in one place. We had an awesome time meeting new fans and old. We also had a beautiful place to read from. Our Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading set was as follows:

Emerian Rich (that’s me!). I read a portion of Night’s Knights. For all you fans of NK, it was the part when Markham is killed by coach robbers and Severina saves him.  It was the only section I could fit a complete scene into the 5 minute allowed time and still be PG. This was something new for me. I’m usually asked to read longer and read the steamy bits!  This was also the first time I’ve ever read outside. Quite an experience… but a nice one!  It’s wasn’t too hot, so no fear of melting under the horrible rays of the sun!

Laurel Anne Hill

Laurel Anne Hill is the author of Heroes Arise (among other things).  Recently, she also won the “Most Wicked” title for 2011 from  Laurel crafts stories with inspirational premises. Worthiness is rewarded. The power of love, honor, faith and duty can surmount daunting obstacles and transform lives. You can find out more about Laurel at:

Ann Wilkes

Anne Wilkes has a book out called Awesome Lavratt, which is a science fiction book about a girl who steals the Awesome Lavratt, a mind control device, from a freighter. With the Lavratt, she manipulates the thoughts and desires of everyone around her. Anne calls it “Silly science fiction at its best. All puns intended.” You can find out more about her at:

Camille Picott

Camille Picott is the author of Raggedy Chan and Nine-Tail Fox: A Chinese Heritage Tale. Camille is passionate about sharing her Chinese heritage and writing experiences with students. You can find out more about her at:

Michelle Murrain

Michelle Murrain is the author of the the Casitian Universe Series. In The Casitians Return, life on Earth changes forever when aliens of human origin arrive with a startling new mandate, and the technology to enforce it. The aliens are here–and they are us. Or rather, they are human beings from another star system who have come to reunite the two branches of humanity, whether we like it or not. You can find out more about Michelle and her series at: