Based in San Diego, California, Bharat Lall serves Pinnacle Hotels USA as president and chief executive officer. Outside of work, Bharat Lall donates to organizations including the San Diego Public Library.
Donations to the San Diego Public Library go toward sponsoring and hosting programs and events that benefit the community. To highlight the accomplishments of writers in the area, the library sponsors the Local Author Program, which holds the Local Author Showcase each year.
This year, authors in San Diego County began submitting their published books in September. Selected books will be exhibited in the San Diego Central Library lobby in February 2018. For the rest of the year, the showcase will be accessible online. Only books published in 2017 can be submitted; they will be available to the public for checkout in 2018.
The showcase also features Little Local Authors, for outstanding writers under 11 years old, and Teen Local Authors, for writers between 12 and 18 years old.