Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Amy Alkon's syndicated advice column, "Ask the Advice Goddess", runs in more than 100 newspapers. She blogs daily at advicegoddess.com. Alkon's second book is Revengerella: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society.
Mary Higgins Clark is the best-selling author of 26 suspense novels and winner of numerous accolades that include being chosen by the Mystery Writers of America as Grand Master of the 2000 Edgar Awards. An Edgar award in her name was launched in 2001. Her latest novel is Just Take My Heart.
Carol Higgins Clark is coauthor, along with her mother, Mary Higgins Clark, of a best-selling holiday mystery series. She is also the author of 11 best-selling Regan Reilly mysteries and has recorded several of her mother's works as well as her own novels on audio. Her latest book is Cursed.