Friday Fodder: West Hollywood Book Fair Edition

This Sunday I’ll be at the West Hollywood Book Fair.  Will I see you there? 

Sunday, September 29, West Hollywood Book Fair 

bookfair_sidebar1The book fair runs from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  At 3:30 p.m., I will be on a panel titled “Telling My Story: LGBT Memoir” and I will be signing books immediately afterwards.   Admission is free, so stop by and say hi! 

Here’s more event info:  The 2013 West Hollywood Book Fair is one of Southern California’s largest and most eclectic literary events.  Taking place at West Hollywood Park & West Hollywood Library, it will feature 13 stages, hundreds of acclaimed authors and artists, exhibitors, live performances, culinary demonstrations, children’s theater programming, and workshops for all ages.  The day will end with a very special in-the-park screening of Singin’ in the Rain with Debbie Reynolds.

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photo-21In their issue that hit newsstands today, People Magazine named Raising My Rainbow a “Good Read!”  It’s fun (and surreal) to see my book in a magazine like People, but more than anything it’s exciting that it introduces the topic of gender creative kids to such a large, mainstream audience.  


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Next up for me after this weekend’s West Hollywood Book Fair is… 

Tuesday, October 8, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

misc-lori-duronAt 7 p.m., I will be speaking at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library in the Main Meeting Room.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Parents of gender nonconforming children are invited to a special visit with me at the library from 6 to 6:30 pm. This session is free but sign up is required; parents can email Robin Fosdick at to register.

An extra special thank you to the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Hilton Garden Inn for sponsoring this event.


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7 Responses to Friday Fodder: West Hollywood Book Fair Edition

  1. May I simply just say what a relief to find someone that
    genuinely understands what they are talking about over the
    internet. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    More people need to look at this and understand this side of the story.
    I can’t believe you are not more popular since you certainly
    have the gift.

  2. Steph Stitzell says:

    Thank god for People’s Great Reads or I may never have found your book, which is wayyyy more than great–it is fabulous!! A must-read for everyone! If only there were more families like yours, the world would be a much better place!!

  3. Hi – when I started reading your book I couldn’t believe u were talking about someone other than my son Kai – right down to the monster high lunch bag.
    He was 2 1/2 when I thought it was the little einsteins he loved but it was June and her ballet skirt and from there the doll collection and “dress ups” started. I never cared that he loved these things it was some family members that told him to take it off because it bothered them ! Well I soon squashed that and told him to be who he wanted to be and no one else’s opinion mattered . If they were bothered then it was their problem . I have a lot more to talk to u about by email or text if u have time so try and get ahold of me by email if u feel like it . Kai is now in grade 2 with his twin sister Kate so things are changing and I can explain other peoples insecurities to him easier these days . Take care and I love the book it’s hard to put down ! — Kelly

  4. Felicia says:

    I will hopefully be at the library on Oct. 9th when you talk to service providers. Looking forward to it!

  5. NotoriousDSG says:

    OMG!!! You’re in People!!! You’ve made it to the top of the middle American reading list and that is no small feat!! Congratulations again!! It’s always wonderful to see the universe rewarding the hard work of good people!!

  6. emilyformosa says:

    Yesterday I was browsing the San Francisco library’s online e-books and there it was – Raising My Rainbow. Too cool!

  7. riselikeair says:

    Best wishes at the book fair! I think what you are doing if fantastic for everyone. I know it can’t always be easy. Thank you for continually reminding us that our job isn’t to make our children into something they aren’t but to support them to be themselves and all they can be.

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