The Kobo Live team spent this past weekend at LA Times Festival of Books, an annual event at the University of Southern California. The festival is the largest book fair in the United States, attracting more than 150,000 book lovers each year.


We always look forward to this event – not just because we get to spend the weekend outdoors, but because it has two jam-packed days of authors and performers. LA Times Festival of Books gives readers the opportunity to meet some of writing’s greatest authors like Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jess Walter.


This year, we were lucky enough to be joined by five amazing authors who all brought their own flare to the Kobo booth.  Amber Dusick, blogger and author of “Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures”, joined us on Saturday to speak to readers about her book, her kids, and the attention to detail – or lack there of – that goes into her crappy pictures. She even drew one for Kobo!



We were also joined by Leslie Margolis, author of One Tough Chick, who took us through a Where’s Waldo style activity and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, author of Timmy Failure: Mistakes were Made, who spent the afternoon drawing images for fans, and even created a drawing just for Kobo!




































Micah Player, illustrator and author of Chloe, Instead – a story about Molly, who just can’t seem to adjust to her new baby sister Chloe. Chloe, Instead is beautifully illustrated, and Micah added to our collection of art from the festival, with these unique images of Chloe and Kobo.






Celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder also came visited the Kobo team to share her health secrets. Kimberly’s best-selling book, The Beauty Detox Solution, is full of tips that keep clients like Drew Barrymore and Fergie looking their best. Kimberly developed a smoothie recipe for us at the fair, which was a big hit for such a hot day! We’ve included the recipe below so you can make it at home. 



Thanks to the team at LA Times Festival of Books and to all the authors who made it such a great weekend for LA’s most passionate readers. See you next year!