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A Bloody Birthday Affair

Karen Sommer-Shallet, Editor-in-Chief of DC Magazine, had a big splashy bloody day Thursday. As part of the Bethesda Row Literary Festival, last night she had a book signing for the True Blood Cookbook she co-wrote with Alan Ball and Giana Sobol. Thursday also happened to be her birthday.

Dessert options for her from her own cookbook: Blood red gelato, Seeing Red Bundt cake, Last Rites pecan pie or the Totally Surprised birthday cake.

In addition to Sommer-Shallet, the festival will include author Michael Wilbon for The Greatest American Sportswriting, which he’ll be signing at Equinox,  and “Law & Order: SVU” star Richard Belzer for his government conspiracy book Dead Wrong. Also in the mix will be the Georgetown Cupcake girls to Bravo’s Rosie Pope, who stars in Pregnant in Heels.

Correction: Sommer-Shallet’s birthday and signing were Thursday night. The rest of the signings run through the weekend.

See the lineup of authors and signings…

From the BrandLinkDC publicists:

7-9 PM KAREN SOMMER SHALETT: True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps

Bethesda Lane (between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street) 
Join DC Magazine Editor in Chief Karen Sommer Shalett, and contributor to True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps, as she dishes on the recipes inspired by HBO’s True Blood.

Friday, October 12
6-8 PM ROSIE POPE: Mommy IQ
Bethesda Lane

Join Rosie Pope, the star of Bravo’s hit TV show Pregnant in Heels, as the celebrity maternity concierge, fashion designer, and pregnancy guru signs her new book, Mommy IQ: The Ultimate Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy. 

Saturday, October 13
2-4 PM CHERYL & PETER BARNES:  Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaign, and Elections
Bethesda Lane

Join best-selling children’s author and illustrator team Peter & Cheryl Barnes’ for a reading and signing of Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections. Hear the story of one mouse’s dream to become the nation’s Big Cheese!

4-6 PM RICHARD BELZER: Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups
Bethesda Lane

TV star, comedian and conspiracy theorist, Richard Belzer, star of Law & Order: SVU, investigates the deaths of iconic Americans from Marilyn Monroe to the Kennedys—and draws new conclusions to the stories we’ve always been told. 

Sunday, October 14
1-3 PM KATHERINE KALLINIS BERMAN & SOPHIE KALLINIS LAMONTAGNE: Sweet Celebrations: Our Favorite Cupcake Recipes, Memories, and Decorating Secrets That Add Sparkle to Any Occasion
Bethesda Lane

Katherine Kallinis Berman & Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, owners of Georgetown Cupcake and stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, share their new book and serve up their favorite celebratory cupcake recipes and share their charming personal holiday memories.

3-5 PM: MAZ RAUBER & AMY REINGOLD: Capital Girls by Ella Monroe
Bethesda Lane

Come and meet the women behind Capital Girls, the story of four chic and popular DC BFFs that is taking young socialites by storm. Dubbed “’Gossip Girl’ but Washington-ized” by The Washington Post, Capital Girls is THE fashionable read of the fall.

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