As most of you know, I had a book signing event at Tia Chucha Cafe y Cultural yesterday. The place was located in Sylmar, CA A.K.A. "The Boondox."
It took me an hour on the freeway, and when I finally got there, there were mountains and hills all around. I got lost trying to find the store, and my map was useless because it only went as far as Los Angeles. So I called Tia Chucha for directions. They told me they were next to a Denny's. Luckily, I found the Denny's, but Tia Chucha was nowhere to be seen. So I drove around the parking lot a few times until, miraculously, I spotted it!
The event started at 1pm. At first, there was no one there. I thought the whole thing was going to be a bust 'til at about 1:20pm, a few people showed up. One lady even walked up to me and said that she came a long way just to hear me read from my latest novel, "Beyond the Gardens." I was so honored.
Even though the "crowd" consisted of about 5 people, I felt that hearing that one comment by that one fan made the entire event a "success" and it just made the whole trip to the mountains worth it. It only took one.