Kicking Off Literary Pasadena

Last night (April 11th), we launched our new short-fiction anthology, Literary Pasadena, with a party at publisher Colleen Bates’s house in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Pasadena (yes, that’s where our name comes from). We had a gorgeous spread from Jennie Cook’s and a great turnout of the authors (20 of the 29, as best as we could tell), plus journalists, significant others, and friends of Prospect Park. The weather was perfect, allowing for a backyard hangout, and it was great to see old friends connecting and new friendships forming.

Here are some photos, starting with a group shot of as many authors as we could herd together for one shot. L to R: Denise Hamilton, Erica Zora Wrightson, Samantha Peale, Michelle Huneven, Cynthia Prochaska, Christopher Horton, Veronica Gonzalez Peña, Ron Koertge, Dennis Fulgoni, Larry Wilson, Jill Ganon, John Vorhaus, Naomi Hirahara, Katie Vane, Gary Phillips, Patty O’Sullivan, Petrea Burchard, Dianne Emley, Wally Rudolph, Rachel Harper, and Scott O’Connor. So much talent in a few square feet!

LitPas group

Naomi Hirahara and Larry Wilson

Naomi Hirahara and Larry Wilson

Ron Koertge and Patty O'Sullivan

Ron Koertge and Patty O’Sullivan

Writer and actor Wally Rudolph reading an Exquisite Corpse created from the stories.

Writer and actor Wally Rudolph reading an Exquisite Corpse created from the stories.

A rapt audience for the Exquisite Corpse

A rapt audience for the Exquisite Corpse

Jill Ganon, Colleen Bates, Petrea Burchard

Jill Ganon, Colleen Bates, Petrea Burchard

partyshot

Colleen Bates, Jill Ganon, Katie Vane, and John Vorhaus

Colleen Bates, Jill Ganon, Katie Vane, and John Vorhaus

Publisher Colleen Bates communicates the modern way with young Penelope.

Publisher Colleen Bates communicates the modern way with young Penelope.

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