Corona Library

On Saturday, Cadillac and I headed up to the Corona Library to do a program. Corona is a city in Riverside County (I think) that used to produce a lot of oranges. The city was built around a circular road (a crown, i.e. Corona) and therefore has many big beautiful Victorians and other houses.

We got there a little early, so we went over to the Corona Heritage museum.

That’s why I know the bit about the oranges and the crown.

They had an old-timey storefront set up


and a thrift shop. It is not a Farmer’s Market. I don’t know if there is a Farmer’s Market there sometimes but today it was a thrift store.


They also have an Arts Colony, so we went to the gallery and looked at their paintings and sculptures. Outside the gallery was a lawn with this nice gazebo.



Then I went over to the library, where I met Andrea Tarr, the head librarian. She also writes for Library Journal and wrote the review for The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns for them. Thankfully, she loved the book, or it might have been an awkward meeting! She is pictured interviewing me. Yes, we were outside. In the desert.

The Corona Library is huge and has at least two big rooms and does lots of different types of community programs. Yay libraries! (But still buy my book so you can have it forever!)

There was a full house and they sold out of books. Yay! You just never know how many people will show, so it’s always nice to have lots. And they were a great audience. They laughed at my jokes!


Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

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