Last night was the extravaganza planned as a benefit for the Tulare County library by the Friends of the Library Association. I was honored to partake as one of 10 local area authors present to sign and sell our books. The arrangement in the enormous library was fantastic. We each had a large table with specially designed posters on easels. Very cool. There were gift baskets for auction, snacks and drinks, and a wide diversity of genres represented. Truly something for every reader. My only sadness was that the attendance over all was not what I would have hoped for a well-publicized community event for the cause of literacy. Seriously, what else is so important even on a Friday night that popping in to the library for a few minutes is impossible? Nevertheless, we had a great time.