In fact, I invite you to join me for an exhibition of the evidence.
It's a big book and authors fair that takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library in San Bernardino. Admission is free.
Almost three dozen local novelists, nonfiction writers, poets, journalists and cartoonists will be on hand to meet and mingle with the public.
I'll be there myself, but I'm way down on the list - partly because the list in alphabetical.
Ha! Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not one to sell myself short.
Book fairWhat: "Meet the Authors: A Celebration of Authors and Books," featuring almost three dozen Inland Empire writers
Who: San Bernardino Public Library
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. Sixth St., San Bernardino
More info: 909-381-8238, www.sbpl.org
And I will toot my own horn a bit more by claiming that there aren't too many local authors who write more than I do. After all, I have stuff in the newspaper, along with my picture, almost every other day. Clearly, I am your volume leader when it comes to local scribbling.
But that doesn't make me the best.
Believe me, the whole world doesn't wait breathlessly for my next column, the way it does for the next utterances of some of our other local writers.
For example, the latest novel by Riverside's Gayle Brandeis, "The Book of Live Wires," has been greeted with much fanfare because it's the sequel to her "The Book of Dead Birds," which won the coveted Bellwether Prize for Fiction in 2002.
Juan Delgado, who teaches at Cal State San Bernardino, is considered to be one of the great Mexican-American poets of our time, with many volumes to his credit.
Cal State's James Brown, who lives in Lake Arrowhead, is the author of two memoirs, "The Los Angeles Diaries" and "This River," that have gained national acclaim for their gripping accounts of his personal struggles with addiction, rage and other inner demons.
Paula Priamos, Brown's wife, is earning rave reviews for her own startling new memoir, titled "The Shyster's Daughter."
Patricia Geary, who teaches at the University of Redlands, won the prestigious Phillip K. Dick Award for Science Fiction for her second novel "Strange Toys."
Cartoonist and author Phil Yeh of Running Springs has earned the sobriquet "Godfather of the American Graphic Novel."
These are some of the talented people who will be at Saturday's event, and there are many others.
Albert Okura will be there. He's the founder of the San Bernardino-based Juan Pollo restaurant chain and author of the hugely entertaining book "Chicken Man."
Lara Rios and Julia Amante both will be there because they are the same person, who is one of the Inland Empire's finest Latina writers. Writing as Lara Rios, she is author of "Becoming Latina in 10 Easy Steps" and "Becoming Americana." Writing as Julia Amante, she is author of "Evenings at the Argentine Club" and "Say You'll Be Mine."
My friend Nick Cataldo will be there with his books about early-day San Bernardino and the pioneer Earp clan.
And I'll be there, too, with my two local history books, "Inland Empire" and "Mojave Desert," along with my novel, "Window Beyond the World," a ghost story set in the San Bernardino Mountains.
For a complete list of the almost three dozen local authors participating in Saturday's event, visit online at www.sbpl.org.
In addition to meet-and-greets and book-signings, there will be readings throughout the day on the stage of the library's Bing Wong Auditorium.
The event also will feature the library's new Digital Bookmobile and information on how to check out eBooks.