Barbara Prag, our Peace Corps interpreter for the Poland chapter, takes us to lunch before our first book signing event in Long Island.
Paola autographs paperbacks at the Museum of International Folk Art's July 2004 Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Tessa Gordon)

Port Washington, New York: Dolphin Bookshop co-owner, Robin Ryan with Paola's son, Scott Sangster and his best friend, Michelle Yee, who fly from California as a surprise at our first author appearance.
Paola's infant niece, Eva Elton, attends the Peabody Museum slide lecture with her mother and grandmother--and a finger-painted hand print card.

The Voice of America studios in Washington DC.
After presenting at the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, we have lunch with Lynn Messner, head of the Peace Corps' Women in Development program.

We lecture, then sign books at the Tattered Cover where...

Toby's daughter, Beth Schroppel, surprises us by bringing a basket-full of bookmarks... made just for the occasion by her second grade students. (Toby's son, Bob Ochs, crafted a hand-shaped cookie cutter and brought sugar cookies to our Lovin's Books event in Evergreen the next night).

We present to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, an event cosponsored by the Global Fund for Women and Freedom from Hunger.

Linda Clever interviews Paola at a private book party in Mill Valley after Thanksgiving.

Members of Zonta, the professional women's association, give Toby a tour of the old library in Traverse City, Michigan, which local women are converting into a regional museum. Paola and Toby present a lecture and observe that the craftswomen in the book also sustain regional tradition and art.

Paola discusses the In Her Hands project with writer Eleanor Vincent at a book party
hosted by Ora Citron in Concord, California mid-November.