If you're in L.A. area, save the date and check out the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. It takes place April 24 and 25, 2010 at UCLA campus. Directions and details on the festival website.
It's always one of my favorite events.
Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Play It Forward (January 2015), Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007), and Down For Whatever (July 2005). www.FrederickLSmith.com