This would be Roberta Lannes, me and Jeff Gelb from yesterday's signing for Dark Passions: Hot Blood XIII at Dark Delicacies. I apologize for getting no good shots of the other signers - Cody Goodfellow, David Schow and Debbie Smith (Robert Rhine was also on hand to sign the mass market paperback of Dark Delicacies).
The signing was delightful, with just the right amount of folks - enough to keep us busy but not overwhelmed. Jeff told us the book is selling briskly (yay!), and there may be a volume XIV. Afterwards, we held a brief gathering of the San Fernando Valley chapter of HWA, with 8 in attendance (including the ever-fabulous ladyeuthanasia) for margaritas and chow at Mucho Mas. It was particularly thrilling to be sitting outside on the restaurant's patio as the sun set and realizing I was actually getting a bit chilly.