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The BookFest

Why do we fall in love with characters we know aren’t real? Why do we love stories?

This intimate conversation explores why we love stories and how they tap into our psyche at a primal level. Why do we fall in love with characters we know aren’t real? Why do we like suspense and thrillers? What is it about a great plot that makes us swoon? Find out as New York Times bestselling author James Rollins and New York Times bestselling author and neuroscience expert, W. Craig Reed, unravel the truth about the allure of fiction.

  • W. Craig Reed, author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Spies of the Deep, The Seven Secrets of Neuron-Leadership, and the critically acclaimed Red November.
  • James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers including the bestselling Sigma Force series Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, and more.

AWM SoCal enjoyed panels with best-selling authors, live readings, fabulous giveaways and chat sessions with our favorite writers at The BookFest Fall 2020.

If you missed it, no worries. Now you can check out the content you might have missed or re-watch favorite panels!

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