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:"






Host Lois Weinstock, David Sheldon and Joan McCall. 




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.









Joan McCall and host Lois Weinstock









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 Chapman. 

Writer Madeline Drake and actor Mel Novak


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David Sheldon and Joan McCall with creative and business partners Vee Gentile and Michael Mayro were special guests at the Harbor House Books 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.


                                                                                                               Photos by Jeanette Megnar




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