Vanessa Lanang will be appearing at the Always Running Book Festival on Saturday, May 28th from 12-5 p.m. at the MKM Cultural Arts Center, 11401 Chandler Boulevard in North Hollywood, California. Copies of Vanessa’s YA fantasy novel, Fireheart, will be available for purchase. Stop by her table bookish giveaways and to get your copy signed.

Fireheart is about a young woman named Kaliyah whose mother was slain by a dragon. Dedicating her life to avenging her mother’s death, Kaliyah trains at the Drakon Akademie, a dragon slayer school, to fight dragons in preparation for the Dragon Wars, a battle for the control of magic. But during the course of her training, she realizes the truth about the history of dragons and humans is far more complex than it was taught to her. Eager to escape the school’s corrupt teachings, Kaliyah ventures into the Magical world of Tarsus with fellow recruit, Ryu. With dangerous lies uncovered at every turn, Kaliyah and Ryu’s worlds converge, stoking the flames between them. But one dark secret they both share could rip them apart.

The Always Running Book Festival is produced by the Los Angeles Poets Society and will be celebrating the 30 th anniversary of the memoir Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez.

Several vendors will have food and beverages for purchase. For more information about the festival, visit