June 08, 2009

Printer's Row Book Fair

Thought I'd share a few pix from the Printer's Row Lit Fest Book Fair in Chicago.

I went on Saturday and sold some copies of Searching For A Starry Night in the Echelon Press tent. Despite the terrible weather (blowy and chilly, this is June?), it was a great event and fun seeing everyone again.

I grew up in Chicago, but the Chicago skyline never fails to impress. This view is coming south on the expressway.

It's always at least 10 degrees cooler by the lake. Considering that I don't think it even reached 60 degrees Saturday it was a little nippy, but that didn't stop book lovers from coming out. The crowds were pretty steady.

Echelon Publisher Karen Syed shares her opinion. (lol!)

Other "Characters"

Some of the other "characters," er, authors at Echelon/Quake:

Norm Cowie introduced brand new, freshly published copies of his new ya humorous vampire novel, FANG FACE, (due out in September).

I agreed to take a photo with him only after he retracted his fangs. Yes he is tall (and yes everyone is taller than me anyway).

Norm talks to a woman about his books, while Tim Broderick, author of the graphic novel, CASH & CARRY, does a credible imitation of explorer Stanley Livingstone.

Mary Welk, author of the Caroline Rhodes' mystery series, including A MERRY LITTLE MURDER.


  1. Looks like fun. Wish I could have been there.
    Lois Carroll
    JUST A MEMORY, a 5-star romantic suspense

  2. The pics are cool. The whole weekend was fabulous.

  3. Check you out with all your great photos! I so admire that about your writing style. You wre taught well and the reporter in you shines thru! And ANOTHER
    "pod sis" coomonality: shortness!!!!!

  4. Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

    aka The Southern Half of Evelyn David

  5. Hi Chris,

    It looks like you had a great time. As a born and raised New Yorker, I know that home town skyline feeling.


  6. How I wish I had my publishers close by to host something like this. I'm so JEALOUS!! Congrats on the books and signings. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  7. Great pics, Chris! Glad it was such a success.



  8. Hey do you know if dogs are allowed at the Printer's Row fest?


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