Celebration of the Whales
We've been gone all weekend. We went to Oxnard primarily to attend the Celebration of the Whales at Channel Islands Harbor--but we spent a lot of time with our two daughters and their families who have homes in Ventura County.
Of course attending the Celebration of the Whales was part of my promotion for An Axe to Grind which is the latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. That series was born because of the Oxnard P.D. though the setting has been fictionalized and moved up the coast a few miles so Rocky Bluff P.D. could be a smaller beach community, more like the one Oxnard once was.
For those people who took the time to stop and talk to me about my books, many were intrigued by the fact the Rocky Bluff P.D. series was inspired by the Oxnard P.D. and the beach area of Oxnard.
Oxnard is an intriguing place with it's wealthy community down by the harbor and all along the beach front and the much poorer areas inland. Though quite ethnically mixed, a large part of the populations is Hispanic. Oxnard is also an agricultural community which grows all sorts of fruits and vegetables and also flowers--but the area is famous for it's huge and wonderfully delicious strawberries.
We did well at the Celebration of the Whales. On one side of me some ladies sold women's clothing and on the other side, a man sold make-up made of minerals. The only other author, several booths away, was selling children's books.
Hubby and I took turns standing at the front side of the booth handing out my business cards--which of course, have my website and a picture of my book on the front. And yes, I did sell books and folks signed up for my monthly newsletter.
We had a great time at the Celebration of the Whales and visiting our family. Next up is another trip to Morro Bay and the Coalesce Bookstore on Main, Sunday, March 28 from 1-3.