Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Great Big Festival

I've been outed. I had my first official book signing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and I've got to say it was FUN!
Hot fun, however, since the temps were in the 90's, hence the African fan which came in handy. I was honored to be part of the Abril Armenian Bookstore group of authors. I love my peeps and I even baked for the event, Armenian sweet rolls (Keta) and judging from the way they disappeared, I would say they were a hit. I'm looking forward to more food and fun as my newly released memoir rolls out. And the people one meets along the way only adds to the excitement. Check out Dr. Patricia Bragg. Her father, mentioned in SIREN'S FEAST, taught me all about fasting. Judging from the high energy of Patricia Bragg, they both know something about health.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Have some cake and eat it too

Okay, I won't lie. I love birthday cake. And there have been a few good ones lately. Friends gathered at Catalina Bar and Grill recently to celebrate the 85th birthday of Herman Leonard, the renowned photographer of all the jazz giants. Besides the smokin' hot performance of Joshua Redman that evening, I had the pleasure of hanging with the great music icon himself, Quincy Jones. Herman and Quincy are, without doubt, two of my favorite men on the entire planet so I was in a state of bliss. Life just doesn't get any better than that. And a big shout-out to Quincy, who just turned 75. I love those Pisces men.