Home again, home again, and I’ve had a busy few weeks!
First off, book launch party was a huge success!Had a great turn out of incredibly sparkly, masked people. I wore a sequined evening gown, a sparkly mask, sparkly jewelry, and if you look really closely, glitter in my hair. I’m not going to put people’s names on all these pictures because A) I can’t remember the names of lots of the dates/spouses (sorry!) and B) If I told you everyone’s names, it wouldn’t help you recognize them. I’ll only point out a few people because I talk about them a lot. Like here’s a covert shot of the wily and elusive, Angela Brown, one of my bestest blog buddies. I really apprecaited you making the drive, Angela, even if you did manage to hide from my camera! My mom snapped a shot of you behind me while I was pimping my book. And here’s my writing group from Houston, whom I thank in my acknowledgments and whose tiny feet I worship. Without them, I would have no book.
Don’t worry if you don’t see your pic here. Most of these will be going up on my facebook page as well. I’d like to thank everyone who came to my party and everyone who wished me well. The food was wonderful, the company was outstanding, and I sold out of books in the first fifteen minutes!
And after this wonderful event, I ran off to Provincetown for my first ever reading/signing for people I don’t know!Here’s VK Powell reading and me looking on studiously while Anne Laughlin moderates us. Listen to authors only in moderation. And then it was my turn to read, and I was very very nervous. I kind of raced through this one because it was COLD AS HELL in the library in Provincetown. I think someone turned on the air conditioner accidentally. Or WAS it an accident? To my left is Nora Olsen, whose dystopian
YA sounded particularly interesting. I had another panel, but there are no pics of that. It was in a lot warmer environment, and there were more people. We all had a hilariously good time talking about body parts and power tools. And then there was the signing. *Sigh* I’m spoiled forever. I need signings for the rest of my life. That’s Jennifer Lavoie to my left, Ali Vali standing over my shoulder and Shelley Thrasher seated to my right. If you ever need a creative idea on how to kill someone, just read Ali’s books. ^_^
Spoiled, spoiled forever! What’s been happening to you while I was gone? All good, I hope.
PS, Also, I did a vlog while in Ptown!