John and Annie Bidwell: The Long and the Short of It is now available! It will be in the General’s Store (the gift shop) at Bidwell Mansion starting next weekend. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other places that will be carrying it are Made in Chico and The Bookstore on Main Street.
If you want to get a copy into your eager little hands, and you live in Chico, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will arrange for me to deliver, or you to pick up, your very own copy.
The cover price of the book is $16.95. Direct sales are $17 a copy, sales tax included.
This has been a fun project. It was a pleasure to work with Steve Ferchaud, who is not only a fine illustrator, but also a delightful human being. He had plenty of imaginative ideas for extending the text and enhancing the appeal of the book. Wait till you see his two-page spread on Bidwell Park!