Reading Report from Readers' Books, Sonoma, CA:
I should have done this earlier, but here's the news that fit to print:
We had a lovely time, we missed you a lot, but we were glad you sent flowers.
I think there were about 75 people there, all gorgeous and Californian.
Lilla Weinberger gave a kind and generous introductions.
Andy and Lilla provided a nice spread of cheese and wine (very Sonoma) prior to the reading.
I was nervous, but the reading went smoothly - the crowd was made up of all the Sonoman's in the world,
some of them were the following:
Artist, Beverly Prevost
Artist, Jim Callahan
Artist, John Curry
Artist, Janice Crow
Friends, The Gilmores
Author, Darryl Ponicsan
Friend, Charla Gray
Friend, Matt Smith
Friend, Erin Smith (sans the two babies)
Swordswallower (no joke), Tobias Weinberger
Pilot, Chris Price - he's really a pilot folks!
Tarny Baldinger, poet, Ukrainian advocate
Old neighbors, Ken and Carol
And many more lovely friends and strangers.
Thanks all for coming and for buying books!!
I'm "sponsored by people like you."