Last night I went to a book event at Reader's Books in Sonoma, just off the square. Kathleen Hill, Sonoma's First Lady of Good Food, is the hostess and interviewer, and we had a blast.
The funny thing is that the bookstore thought there would be very little interest but they had to keep adding chairs as the crowd grew. We had 47 people, which isn't bad for a Wednesday night for an event in a bookstore about beans! You can't tell from the photo but the crowd goes all the way over to the right, blocked by the bookshelves.
What was amazing (and flattering) to me was that so many of the guests knew recipes from my previous books. This event was to promote my new book, Supper at Rancho Gordo, but there were lots of questions about my previous books. It's great to produce something but it's even greater when you have people consuming it.