JASNA Southwest welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors to our booth at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the University of Southern California campus. Some 1,728 visitors stopped by our booth — up from 1,013 in 2017! Our “I’m a Jane Austen Fan” fans were a big hit, so much so that we ran out the first day. Author Melissa Buell was on hand Saturday morning to sign books from her “Holidays with Jane” collection, while Kate Rorick (“The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet”) greeted visitors and signed her books on Sunday afternoon. The event was once again managed by Emily Bergman with able assistance from Nancy Ramsey, Nancy Gallagher, Sonya Samuels, Carolyne Bardeleben, Carol Krause, Jane Boltz, Patricia Hamor, Glenda Pinney, Laura Bartak, Annmarie Thomas, Kelsey Ford, Carla Washburn, Jan Fahey and new JASNA Southwest members Lynn and Stanley Morris and Alison Morea and Alfred DiGrazia.