LA Press Club’s Bad Mother Book Party

Silverlake’s El Chavito bar was packed Wednesday night with literary types, all there to celebrate journalist Nancy Rommelmann’s debut novel, The Bad Mother, which centers around the lives of Hollywood street kids. Rommelmann now lives in Portland, but she put in nearly two decades as an Angeleno, has written for the LA Times and LA Weekly, and remains a contributor to the LA Observed website. A book trailer for The Bad Mother can be viewed here.

American Idol beat reporter Richard Rushfield, Nancy Rommelmann, and David Rensin

Actor Taylor Negron and author Erika Schickel


truTV’s Mark Ebner and Jill Stewart of the LA Weekly

Also spotted in the crowd: AVN editor Sharan Street, former FishbowlLA contributor Kate Coe, television producer Jane Cantillon, Tim Cavanaugh of Reason magazine, film producer Barry Isaacson, and probably lots of other interesting people, but we ducked out early to hit Moonlight Rollerway‘s gay & lesbian skating party. Cause that is, um, how we roll….