At Long Last… OUT!

Apr 29, 2013 | 2 comments

Book CoverToday, April 29th, is the day that Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula is available for sale.  I know that our local bookstores, as well as a number of other local businesses, will be carrying the book and I encourage potential buyers to buy locally if at all possible.

The sticking point at this very minute is that I’m not sure if books have arrived at all their retail destinations.  Even I ordered a few but they have yet to show up.  I counsel myself and my readers (I’ve already had several phone calls) to be patient.  UPS is no doubt on the way!

Meanwhile, here is a list of Book Signings and Events that are scheduled up down the Peninsula over the next weeks:

Saturday, May 11th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – a signing and book talk at Adelaide’s Coffee and Books in Ocean Park

Wednesday. May 15th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – a signing and book talk at The Picture Attic in Long Beach

Saturday, May 25th, 1:00–3:00 p.m. – a signing at the Grand Re-Opening of the Oysterville Store

Saturday, June 29th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – “Meet and Read with the Legendary Locals” at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco

Saturday, July 6th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – a signing at Bailey’s Bakery and Café in Nahcotta

Lately, I’ve heard some great ideas from people planning to get the book.  One person said they intend to get a copy at the first place they see it offered, read through it, make a list of people they want to buy copies for, go to one or mire book signings to buy for their list and then get them all signed.  (Great idea!  Keep the receipt for the first book so you can bring it to be signed, too.)

Someone else said that they are going to collect signatures of as many “legendary locals” as they can – sort of like we did for our high school yearbooks!  I’m definitely going to do that (if I can remember) with my own copy at each of the signings.  I’m thinking that’s where we’ll be able to ‘catch’ many of the subjects of the book all in one ‘swell foop.’

Bottom line:  I hope the book is well received and I hope that I get lots of feed-back about it.  People are already asking if there will be a Legendary Locals of the Long Beach Peninsula – Part Two.  I have no idea if Arcadia would go for such an idea.  I’m pretty sure it would depend on how sales go on this one.  But, for sure I know that we have enough legendary locals here at the beach to make a follow-up possible!


  1. Nancy

    Great to see that your blog is up and about again. I did miss my morning “viewing”….We are at the ready to purchase some books; for those of us not nearby, what would you suggest? We do have an Amazon account and/or? Whatever works best for the author. Congratulations, Sydney you have done it again. I am imagining all of your English teachers, from E Street Grammar School through Stanford University applauding you from their pink clouds.

  2. Stephanie Frieze

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, Sydney!


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