Welcome to Californio!

It’s here and ready to be read!

I’m proud to finally be able to say: You can order a paperback of Californio through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or pre-order the e-book (available August 2nd) for Kindle or Nook.

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If you live in the Santa Barbara area, or you’re planning to visit Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta (August 2 – 6), Californio is the perfect book to enrich your Fiesta experience.  You can find Californio at Chaucer’s Bookstore on Upper State Street, the Book Den, and Santa Barbara Presidio’s Gift Shop.

If you have a favorite bookstore in your own town you want to support, just give them the title, Californio by Darlene Craviotto, and ask them to order you a copy.

If you’re a member of a book club and would love to use Californio as one of your books, please contact me here at my blog for special wholesale pricing, and a guide for discussing the novel and California’s First Pioneers.

Thank you to all of you who have come to this blog, read my posts, and given me the confidence and courage to always write what my heart wants me to write. I would never have written this novel if not for the feedback, the kind words, and the connection that I’ve found here at this blog. I hope you enjoy Californio because I felt while I was writing it that we were all taking this journey together.  A writer always works in solitude, but is never really alone.  Our readers are always at our side, peeking over our shoulders and guiding us along. 

Thanks for always being there.  

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14 thoughts on “Welcome to Californio!

    • Thank you, Diane! I’m sitting on pins and needles while people are reading it. When your book gets published it’s like sending your child out into the world for the first time. You just hope and pray people will be kind to him (her).


  1. Hi Darlene,
    I hope this reaches you. Your blog is behaving rather strangely in my computer. It says: “This is embarrassing we can’t find what you are looking for.” Or words to that effect. This is probably happening because I’ve been away from home for six months and haven’t been doing much on line in that time. Anyway I’m home in Cairo again and you can be assured that I’ll be ordering your novel via the American University’s bookshop here. It is sure to be brilliant and I’ll spread the word.

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    • No, it’s not your computer, Yasseen or my blog. I wrote this post and tried to set it up to be published at a later date. And by mistake, it was published. I deleted it and had to write it again. That’s why you received that strange message. Sorry for the trouble! I look forward to your thoughts about Californio. It is a story that I have fallen in love with and hope it reaches the hearts of readers.


  2. I read your book, Californio. I absolutely loved it! I started reading and could not put it down! I enjoyed all the characters in the book. I could picture Petra and Felipe. Thank you for a wonderful experience and keep on writing. You are wonderful.

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    • Thank you so much, Patricia, for reading Californio, and it makes me so happy to know you enjoyed it. Please tell your friends and family about The novel, and if you can, maybe post a few kind words on Amazon. I wrote the story so that people could know about California’s first Pioneers – people who history sometimes forgets. As Rosa says; “Remember Felipe. And pass it on.” Siempre adelante!


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