Valley Book Fest
Sherman Lee from the Hanford Branch of the King's County Library took this photo. I was one of about twenty plus authors who displayed books at the Hanford Mall.
Because I have lots of books, I always have to choose which ones I'll take. Because Hanford is only about an hour and 15 minutes from where I live, I decided my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series would be a seller her, but I also brought Lingering Spirit and the two latest of my Rocky Bluff series. As always, I was surprised by the books that interested people.
I had sent out notices about the signing to several friends who live in Hanford and was pleased when two of them turned up even though they had a problem finding me.
The Hanford newspaper and the library had done a lot of publicity and the Mall had banners outside letting people know we were there. However, most of the folks who stopped by seemed surprised to see all the books and the authors.
I love doing this type of event for several reasons. I love meeting new people and talking about my books. Who knows, one day they might become a fan.
At most of these events people come who are friends of mine who I don't get to see all that often. After we were through, a bunch of us went out to eat at a local and excellent Chinese restaurant. We had a great time.