Monday, July 8, 2013

(Just Updated!!) Do You Know the Way to Hyderabad? Events List for "California Apricots"

At Andy's Orchard this weekend, the apricot tasting and orchard tour attracted four hundred people.

I honestly did not know it would get this big. I wrote California Apricots (History Press 2013) from my heart, using a fairly exotic fruit as the thread with which to weave the story of my valley.  I hoped a few folks would enjoy it. But today, with my book in its second printing, at my fourth event in three days, I signed books at the high tech company XiLinx, and one of them was to their Community Connection team in Hyderabad. That's an ancient city in India, one of the many places I did not expect my book to appear!

We've had eleven events so far and there are at least fourteeen more to go! Here's an updated list (stateside):

Sunnyvale Author's Day at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum and Orchard.

Saturday, July 27: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Stevens Creek:  book signing. 3600 Stevens Creek Boulevard, San Jose, CA. 95117. 408-984-3495.

Tuesday, July 30: 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books: author presentation followed by book sale and signing. 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA. 94025. 650-324-4321.

Thursday, August 8: 2:00 p.m. Saratoga Library: author presentation and book signing. 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA. 95070. 408-867-6126

Wednesday, August 14: 7:30 p.m. Capitola Book CafĂ©: author presentation and book signing with special "apricot menu" at the Cafe. 1475 41st Avenue,  Capitola, CA. 95010. 831-462-4415.

Sunday, August 17: In honor of the LAHS Class reunion weekend, Robin will be at the Los Altos History Museum from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. signing her books for members of her class and anyone else who might like a signed copy. The LAHM is behind the Los Altos Library at 51 South San Antonio Road, 94022.

Tuesday, August 27: 1:30 p.m. Peninsula Volunteers: author presentation and book signing. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Telephone: 650-326-2025. 

Wednesday, August 28: 7:00 p.m. Author talk, Channing House850 Webster Street, Palo Alto, California. (Two blocks South of University Avenue, between Homer and Channing. 

Thursday, August 29: 7:00 p.m. Books, Inc.: author presentation and book signing.  301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA. 94040. 650-428-1234. This one will be fun, as it is just before Labor Day Weekend, and Castro Street, on a Thursday evening, is a great place to stroll among the techies and dine at one of Mountain View's many wonderful restaurants.

Wednesday, September 4: 7:30 p.mMartin Luther King Library: author presentation. 150 E San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA. 95112. (408) 808-2000.

Saturday, September 21: 3:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Eastridge: book signing. 2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose, CA. 95122. 408-270-9470. (This was rescheduled from July: hope to see you there!)

Wednesday, October 2: Noon. Federated Woman's Club: lunch, author talk, book signing.  Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.  650-948-3553.

Wednesday, October 16: Noon. Silicon Valley Capital Club, Women's Luncheon Series: 50 West San Fernando Street,  San Jose, CA 95113. 408-971-9300 (the club is on the top floor.)

Wednesday, October 23: 6:00 p.m. Stanford University Bookstore, author presentation and book signing. On the quad at Stanford, 519 Lasuen Mall |Stanford, CA 94305 Tel: 650.329.1217.

Monday, October 28: 6:30 p.m. Santa Clara City Library: author presentation. 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA. 9505. 408-615-2900.

Sunday, November 3: 1:00 p.m. Mountain View Historical Society: author talk, book signing and reception. Mountain View Adobe, 157 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View. 650-965-0251.

Wednesday, November 13: Noon to 4:00 p.m. "Catch the Spirit" holiday event at the Los Altos History Museum. This is an annual fundraiser and gift event at the History Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House. I'll be there signing books at  51 S San Antonio Rd  Los Altos, CA 94022. (650) 948-9427.

Thursday, November 14: 10:30 a.m. Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Newcomers Club, Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Meanwhile, check out the reviews on Amazon, and the book's latest ranking. It changes by the hour based on their equations; but it is fun to see their data. 

California Apricots on Amazon

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1 comment:

Florida Beach Basics said...

How fun and rewarding - glad your book is a hit. marge