This is a photo from our latest book signing at Barnes and Noble Eastridge. We had a nice crowd for the first rainy day of the season in Northern California!
The last of the fruit trucks of the season are hauling plums and prunes and raisins to market in Northern California, and the San Joaquin and Central Valleys. It means autumn is here. Still, there is still a good-sized schedule of events coming up for CALIFORNIA APRICOTS. Stop by an event, and pick up a signed copy: then you can check that off your holiday shopping list! Coming up soon:
Saturday, September 28: Noon to 4:00 p.m. Saratoga Heritage Day: book signing and apricot nibbles at 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA. 95070. This should be fun as it includes folks in historic costumes along with goodies to eat. It is being held in one of the few cities in California whose entire downtown district was named in 1950 a California Historic Landmark. Join us!
I signed books at Andy's Orchard July 6, where his apricot tasting and tour attracted more than 400 people.
Monday, September 30: 2:00 p.m. Los Gatos Meadows, 110 Wood Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030. Phone: 408.354.0211. Author presentation and book signing.
Mr. Kenneth Bruce, our civics and American History teacher at Los Altos High, stopped by my book signing at Barnes and Noble, Stevens Creek, in San Jose, California.
Tuesday, October 1: 7:00 p.m. Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. 650-558-7442.
My classmate from Los Altos High School, Cyndy Henderson Riordon stopped by my book talk in Saratoga! These events are especially fun when friends drop in.
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. stanfordbookstore.com
Sunnyvale Author's Day at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum and Orchard. It was a great event, July 14.
Thursday, October 24: 7:30 p.m. Congregation Beth David, keynote speaker at fundraising event. Book signing and talk: 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA. 95070.
Monday, October 28: 6:30 p.m. Santa Clara City Library: author presentation. 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA. 9505. 408-615-2900.
With my friend Claudia Nord Campbell whom I've known since our kindergarten days at Loyola School in Los Altos. She surprpised me by stopping by my book talk and signing at Capitola Book Cafe. (She lives in Washington State!)
Wednesday, October 30: 6:00 p.m. Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA. (Sonoma County)
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.
Thursday, November 7: Noon. Union Church of Cupertino, Women's Fellowship Gathering. Author book talk: 20900 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA. 95014
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.
Wednesday, January 29: 7:00 p.m. Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper Street, Healdsburg, CA. 95448
Saturday, February 1: 2:00 p.m. Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Saturday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952 (The Librarian assures me I can get from this one, to the next one ... without making myself late!)
Saturday, February 22: 2:00 p.m. Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA. 95404
Meanwhile, see 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
Gosh it was nice in Capitola, CA, the day I was there. The Pacific was as pacific as could be.