An interview with Daniel Acosta Regarding His Young Adult Novel, “The Iron River”

by Daniel A. Olivas
FROM: La Bloga

9781941026946_p0_v1_s550x406Daniel Acosta was born in Monterey Park, California, and grew up in Iron River’s Sangra neighborhood, across the street from the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks until his teens. After graduation from San Gabriel Mission Grammar School, he spent his high school years in Compton, California, at the Catholic Claretian Junior Seminary.

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Yallwest: Santa Monica

by Brian Dunlap

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This Saturday over 100 middle grade and young adult authors and presenters will converge on Santa Monica High for the 3th annual Yallwest Book Festival. It’ll be a day of panels, book signings, food trucks, bad jokes, rock ‘n’ roll, killer photo ops & general geeky shenanigans. YALLWEST and its sister festival, YALLFEST (held in Charleston, SC), are now the largest teen and middle grade book festivals in the United States.

This is the perfect event for the young book lover in any family.

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LitFest Pasadena 2018 and Schedule

LitFest_Long_Logo_TSThe city and Southland’s free books-and-authors festival returns for its 7th year with two days of panels, discussions, readings, workshops, performances, and literary activities. Over 150 authors and special guest speakers will appear in over 50 events from the afternoon into the late evening. LitFest Pasadena is held throughout the historic Pasadena Playhouse District at Vroman’s Bookstore, the Pasadena Playhouse, and other local establishments.

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018
1:00pm to 10:00pm
Pasadena’s Playhouse District
FREE

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