The second annual San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books took place this past Saturday at Liberty Station. Last year’s inaugural event drew upwards of 10,000 people, and I’m pretty sure the 2018 version outdid that number. I got to sign my two award-winning novels, Freedom’s Hand and Stone Woman—and my twenty-something other books—at the San Diego Book Awards Association’s table. But the best part was running into old friends, colleagues, former students and clients. Here’s hoping this event continues for decades to come. I offer some photos from the day.