Christine Svendsen, CEO and publisher of Sapphire Books, said, “Having someone of Lee Lynch’s caliber is one of the reasons the LCLC has garnered the kind of success it is currently enjoying. We’ve brought the top writers in both mainstream and lesbian literature to the event every year and it just keeps getting better and better.”
The event, which drew lesbian writers and fans from across the country, featured literary workshops and intimate readings in a collegial and relaxed atmosphere. A Silent Auction raised over $500 to support the recently fallen Palm Springs police offers.
Svendsen added, “We’re already planning our fifth annual conference to be held next October, and every year it gets better. It really is a labor of love and we owe it all to our dedicated readers, publishers, authors, and community who attend the conference.”
Attending Sapphire Books authors included: BL Clark, Sandy Duggar, Isabella, Lucy J. Madison, Sallyanne Monti, Linda North, Lou Ann Smoot, Karelia Stetz-Waters, Shelley Thrasher, Susan Thompson, and Tara Wentz. Other attending authors included: Kim Baker, Renee MacKenzie, Annette Mori, Baxter Clare Trautman, and Darla Baker.