I got myself invited to The Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day Weekend. I’ve never been to a book festival before either as a reader or a writer, so I’m very excited! The author line-up has just been announced, and it’s amazing! Some writers whose work I’ve already read and enjoyed will be there, including ZZ Packer, Joshilyn Jackson and Lee Smith, and some other writers whose forthcoming books I’d already pre-ordered from Amazon, such as Cristina Thompson (white woman married to a Maori) and Randa Jarrar. There will also be some big league writers and TV stars like Ty Pennington, host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Version” and Kathy Reichs, whose mystery series inspired “Bones.” And, since it’s an election year, there’ll be some political types like John Dean (remember Watergate?) and Ernest “Fritz” Hollings. I’ll be on a health & wellness panel to discuss Love You to Pieces, and an international panel to talk about Losing Kei.