The 21st annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicked off Saturday at the USC campus, bringing more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians and chefs who shared their love of books throughout the weekend. I was honored to be part of a dynamic event which included former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi, YA author Ransom Riggs, religious scholar Reza Aslan and Newbery Award winner Kwame Alexander. Guest speaker Arianna Huffington was a big hit drawing crowds of listeners. It was absolute heaven for book nerds! The two-day festival — the nation’s largest — ran all weekend long. Festival-goers enjoy live music, workshops, cooking demonstrations, Q&A sessions, children’s activities, travel talks, poetry readings and live street art. The event was a wonderful success with long lines of spiritual enthusiast and book lovers patiently waiting for their signed copy of Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic. I’m taking some time to share some of the images taken by supporters at the event. Do enjoy! If you didn’t get to attend, please keep eye on our events page for upcoming booking signings with Hay House at I Can Do It! Conference near you!