Thank you Sonoma County Historical Society for honoring Fog Valley Crush and Fog Valley Winter with your annual Editor's Award.
I thoroughly enjoy this active society's substantial quarterly magazine photos and features (and local history book reviews). Attending the annual luncheon and award ceremony was a first for me, this March. It was a pleasure to meet so many fellow history-lovers.
I was surprised to hear that there are well over 100 historical groups and organizations in Sonoma County alone. The Historical Society brings a lot of these groups together at this time of year and it is encouraging to hear of so much collaboration in the field of research and sharing of our county's richly layered history.
There are all sorts of ways to enjoy a membership with the Sonoma County Historical Society. Next on the group's agenda is a fascinating annual History Walk — 20 miles of fun, fine food, exercise and information from Healdsburg to Cloverdale on April 1st. Click here for more.
I'm back at my desk working on my next writing project, but I do have books still available. If you're in the Petaluma area, find them at Copperfield's Books (Kentucky St), The Find (Western Ave), Moj-San Gallery & Gardens (D St), Petaluma Home & Garden (Petaluma Blvd South), Petaluma Vistor's Center, Second St Flowers & Velvet Ice Boutique (Theatre Square).
Otherwise, order directly at www.fogvalleypress.info. Books are also available on Amazon, but please do consider the global footprint when ordering a local book — much better to purchase in town or directly from the book's website.
Note — This fall, I will have limited edition color posters available of the beautiful map created by illustrator extraordinaire, Nicky Ovitt on the back cover of Fog Valley Winter. I'll keep you posted on that.