Guess where I was on Thursday!?
I made a day trip from Sacramento, California to the kind-of-not-too-far-away city of Concord, California –to visit the home of C&T Publishing!
It was a beautiful day for a drive, the traffic was not that bad, and I enjoyed driving my way past fields and small towns and golden hills dotted with scrubby oak trees.
This is the land where I grew up, and I took in the sights, the colors of things I remember so well from growing up in Northern California.
Oleanders are in full bloom, blossoms being tossed in the breeze down the medians in the center of the highway. Vibrant pink-red and white.
So many memories in this part of the state!
I parked my rental van along the curb about a block up, and as I neared the entrance, excitement building, I couldn’t help but stop and take several deep breaths of something so unmistakably California:
I’m inside!! This is the reception area!
Do I ring that bell?
I look around and decide to take photos first! Ha!
This is the wall of current releases! So many other authors names are on beautiful covers that appear here ---looks like some other displays are changing as there are boxes and stuff showing progess.
In the not too far distant future ((but what still feels like forever –)) My next book cover will hopefully appear here!
I was graciously greeted, and handed off to go meet everyone –the behind the scenes view at C&T Publishing!
The design team cubby farm!
And yes, there are quilts and blocks EVERYWHERE!
Ruthmary brought in several scrappies to hang around and show me!
In her cubicle!
A scrappy tumbler….these are so on my radar lately!
But THIS is where all the shipping action happens!
This is where individual orders are put together for shops and those ordering from the C&T website. I love the smell of ink on paper!
Cases & cases on pallets!
The place is enormous and it is fun to get a glimpse of just what happens behind the scenes in publishing and distribution.
5 of us went out to lunch, to get to know each other and to strategize over upcoming projects and to welcome me as part of the C&T family. It does feel like a family.
And I’m so happy to be a part of it!
Back on the home front –just a couple of days before I leave for Vermont on Wednesday!
There is a ton to do between now and then –including seeing that macular specialist for tests on Tuesday. Jeff is my designated driver as they are going to dilate my eyes and I won’t be able to see well enough to drive home.
I’m hoping for some answers. I need answers –and keep those good thoughts, wishes, prayers coming!
I’ll keep you updated!
Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!