The EFA Orange County chapter hosted a booth at Anaheim’s Indie Author Day earlier in November. Local self-published authors, poets, and independent presses celebrated the world of self-publishing together at the Anaheim Public Library, while a poetry tent gave voice to the best of local poets. Anaheim Poet Laureate, Wendy Van Camp, organized.

(L-R) EFA member volunteers Marcella Lopez
and Marissa Dunham
Three women standing behind a table; the one in the middle holding up a book
(L-R) EFA member volunteers Cherie Kephart, April Jones, and Marissa Dunham
Three women and a man holding up an EFA tote and books
(L-R) EFA member volunteers Chelsey Drysdale and Debra Cross (holding up the signature EFA tote) with EFA booth visitors

In between shifts at the booth, EFA members explored all of the day’s activities. April Jones spent time among the panels listening to speakers, like Pam Sheppard, talk about the collaboration between author and editor. Debra Cross, a new EFA member, thoroughly enjoyed the day. Chelsey Drysdale loved meeting so many new people and even got feedback on her book proposal from a local independent press that attended. Cherie Kephart, Marcella Lopez, and Marissa Dunham spoke to many interesting local writers.

It was a valuable day among colleagues and everyone came away feeling refreshed!

Marissa Dunham
EFA Orange County Chapter Co-coordinator

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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