AND BOOK SIGNINGS
WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR. David Sheldon and Joan McCall exhibit and sign
books. There were over 300 authors, 100 exhibit-ors and 25,000
guests. Twelve stages featured panel discuss-ions and special guests,
read-ings and storytelling, live poetry, theatre and performance, writing
workshops, independent bookstores and liter-ary organizations. Sponsors
included Ramada, Target, Time Warner Cable, Clear Channel, Wells Fargo, House
of Blues, LA Weekly.
UCLA CAMPUS, WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA. THE
LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS.
David Sheldon and Joan McCall did book signings. When I Knew Al was
exhibited at a booth sponsored by Book
Publicists of Southern California. The festival is the largest book
event in the country and was attended this year by 127,000 people. Other
writers who did book signings and panel discussions included Joan Didion,
Carl Reiner, Joyce Carol Oates, Billy Crystal, Ray Bradbury, Mary Higgins
Clark, Dave Barry, Julia Alvarez, Gay Talese, Dr. Laura Schessinger,
Arianna Huffington, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Erica Jong, Larry
Flynt, Taylor Branch, and Frank McCourt..
PRINCIPIA COLLEGE - Elsah, Illinois. Alumni
Reception Weekend, July 13-16. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of
the Marshall Brooks Library, the works of "distinguished alumni
authors" were highlighted. A reception was held for 500 guests and
authors. When I Knew Al
was prominently showcased.
BOOK LAUNCHING PARTY in honor of David
Sheldon & Joan McCall, celebrating the publication of "When I Knew
Al:" was hosted by Lois Weinstock at her beautiful Beverly Hills
Host Lois Weinstock, David Sheldon and Joan
Party guests enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Film and Television producer and personal manager Ken Kragen, seated center with daughter Emma Kragen, bestselling author of "The 12 Dogs of Christmas.
Joand McCall and David Sheldon speaking to a
crowd of 82 invited guests.
Joan McCall signs books for designer Jay Jaxon
and Marianne Faeton.
Joan McCall, David Sheldon and bestselling
author Gary Quinn ("May the Angels Be With You" and "Living in
the Spiritual Zone").
Party guest John Livesay, motivational speaker
and author of "The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets."
Joan McCall and former Hollywood Reporter
columnist Jack Bradford.
Joan McCall, Rajushree Chapman and Greg
Writer Madeline Drake and actor Mel Novak.
by Jeanette Megnar
BOOK EXPO AMERICA
David Sheldon and Joan McCall with
creative and business partners Vee Gentile and Michael Mayro were special
guests a the Harbor House booth where they signed galleys of When I Knew Al: The Untold Story of
Al Pacino in advance of
publication of the book. More than 1,500 publishers -- from major
publishers, university presses, independents and audio publishers attended, as
well as over 500 authors and the medial. Sponsored by the American
Booksellers Association (ABA) and the Association of American Publishers.