|Publisher & author, Shirin Yim Bridges|
Our booth did attract quite a few passersbys. Albert Nguyen (the illustrator) did a "Draw me a Princess" activity which, naturally, was quite popular with the little girls. My friend and fellow "goose", Gretchen, and I were assigned the task of roaming the book fair and handing out postcards to girls and their parents inviting them to have a "princess" drawn. Interestingly, the activity also attracted a group of tween boys who hovered around until the last of the girls left, then asked Albert to draw them a few "boy" pictures—Spiderman, Ninja Mutant Turtles, to name a few.
|Super postcard hander-outer geese,|
Natasha Yim and Gretchen Maurer
|Illustrator Albert Nguyen drawing a princess|
for an attentive "fan"
Towards the end of the day, the rest of the Dastardly Dame ladies (the authors of Goosebottom Books' next series The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames) showed up, and we trooped off to Cabianca, an Italian restaurant in a picturesque Victorian in downtown Santa Rosa, for a fine Italian meal.