By Dennis Moore
“I am thrilled to see how many local author submissions we received this year. It is an honor to highlight the diverse and abundant talent we have in the San Diego region. Thanks to all our authors for sharing your expertise and inspiration with the community. It is this type of sharing that helps the library fulfill its mission! - Deborah L. Barrow, Library Director, San Diego Public Library
March 5, 2012 (San Diego)--It was with these sentiments that I joined so many other authors at this 46th Annual Local Authors Exhibit on February 3, 2012, many of whom have been profiled in the East County Magazine. I visited with such illustrious writers and authors as Joshua Graham, Linda Loegel, Anat Tour, Sam Warren and Zohreh Ghahremani.
This annual and private event saluted authors who had books published in 2011 with a band, acknowledgements, and all the pageantry befitting their works. We each received medallions that I am sure we will wear with pride around our necks.
Our special guests were the 2012 One Book – One San Diego honoree and local author of Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani, and local author and co-founder of San Diego Writers, Inc., Judy Reeves. Live music was provided by the Zzymzzy Quartet. Refreshments were also served at this reception.
I hope to have another book published in 2012 so as to participate in the 47th Annual Local Authors Exhibit, and I encourage other authors to do the same.
Dennis Moore is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild and the author of a book about Chicago politics; “The City That Works: Power, Politics and Corruption in Chicago.” He is the book review editor of SDWriteway, an online newsletter for writers in San Diego, and a writer and book reviewer for the East County magazine, along with having been a freelance contributor to the San Diego Union-Tribune Newspaper and EURweb. Mr. Moore can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow him on Twitter at: @DennisMoore8.