DMac Recaps the LA Times Festival of Books and YallWest

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Summer is Book Convention Season, and the Just Love team is out and about! (We’re also all traveling, so apologies for the delays on getting these recaps up. –el)

I had the busiest few weeks thanks to these two events, but it was so worth it to go! Sorry in advance for the wonky picture quality. It was SUPER sunny for both events and my phone camera is already not the best, but I did what I could.

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DMac Interviews Briana Lawrence, author of “I Am Magical”!

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MagnifiqueNOIR: I am Magical by Briana Lawrence is a black, queer, magical girl adventure that readers can’t stop raving about! Bree Danvers is a plus-size heroine ready to save her city from monsters along with her team, in this gorgeous novel perfect for fans of Sailor Moon.

After reading I am Magical (review here!) I decided to reach out to her on twitter! She was gracious enough to answer my questions and talk about her book, as well as what it’s like to be a black, geeky woman.

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MLB Pride Games 2018

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Happy Opening Weekend, baseball fans!

Major League Baseball (MLB) is one of the biggest sports in the United States, and has taken great strides in recent years towards inclusivity. In 2018, most (if not all) of the MLB teams will host a Pride event at one of their regular season games.

Maybe you’re a die-hard fan of baseball. Maybe you’re just looking for a nice way to spend a summer evening. Or maybe you’re just looking to get some cool rainbow merch with your local sports team on it. Whatever your reasons, we’re here to tell you all about the MLB Pride Games in 2018!

(Please Note: In order to get any exclusive Pride Game item(s), attendees MUST purchase a ticket via a special event code/link! Wherever possible, we’ve included information about how to buy these promotional tickets.)

Here is the schedule of confirmed Pride Games so far (with Home Team listed first):

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