Locals share stories, works at Local Author Day | Featured

EL CENTRO – Colorful displays leapt off of booth backdrops, book covers, comics and skateboards at the inaugural Local Author Day here at the Imperial Valley Mall on Saturday, July 8.

Fourteen local authors gathered together to share both their various works for sale, signatures and conversations with passersby at their individual booths, which were set up in a racetrack-type oval of tables near the mall’s Food Court. The authors all either currently live or were raised in the Imperial Valley, with some from surrounding areas of the desert.

The event came together as the brainchild of a former long-time Imperial Valley Press reporter, El Centro resident and author Darren Simon, in collaboration with the Imperial Valley Mall and the other local authors who jumped on board for the event when they heard about it.

From the mall’s perspective, the event was “an effort to highlight local authors and the joy of reading,” according to a press…


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