The Author Fair was an exciting event, sponsored by San Jose State University and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and held in the beautiful public library in downtown San Jose on November 15, 2015. Many authors appeared on various panels, and many more readers came to hear the presentations and shop for new titles, both non-fiction and fiction. I presented Boundaries: A Love Story on the Women’s Stories panel and talked about the strong female characters in the novel, including protagonist Kaia Matheson and her artistic aunt, Elisa Karadonis, and discussed their roles in this family saga involving cousins-in-love. Other female characters include Kaia’s career-obsessed mother Jean Matheson, and a children’s rights attorney, Chandi Gupta, both of whom were influential in Kaia’s life in different ways.
Christine also previewed her new novel, Weighing the Truth, about a female death penalty lawyer, and spoke about the conflict between family and career for working parents.