Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rosie and I spent the day at the Central Coast Book and Author Festival, held every year at this time, right after the Cuesta Writers' Conference. Dennis Young, photographer, (DennisEamonYoungPhoto.com) was on hand to snap pictures of authors and their books. Thank you, Dennis! From 10 to 4, I talked to lots of folks out enjoying the beautiful day and the myriad books available for sale. I shared a table with Sue McGinty, murder mystery writer from Los Osos, whose second book, Murder at Cuyamaca Beach, was released last week. Rosie submitted to pets from just about everybody throughout the day. She's a good sport at these book events, always taking her popularity in stride with an air of indifference. We sold 24 books and were pleased as can be. For those of you who couldn't make the festival and would like to have Rosie's book, My Name is Rosie, go to www.mynameisrosie.com and order it online. On hand to help the writers set up and break down their tables were cadets from Grizzly Academy here in SLO. Thanks to Dominick Olgin in particular for his tender care of Rosie all day. I appreciated the help and so did Rosie. At one point, Rosie fell asleep with her muzzle on Dominick's boot. Really cute!