Wow–has it REALLY been more than 2 weeks since KEEPER released? Where does the time go????
Okay, well, so this post is RIDICULOUSLY overdue but… hey, better late than never, right?
First up–the So Cal Launch Party!!!!
I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the turnout. This is really only about 1/2 the crowd–there were so many people! It was SO HARD not to cry! Especially since there were so many kids. Here's a group shot of just a few of them:
I'd done three school presentations earlier that day–and miraculously some of them came. Plus a bunch of local writer friends brought their kids.
AND an amazing teacher I'd met at the SCIBA events I've done came and brought a bunch of her students–many of whom had already read (and loved) KEEPER. They were pretty much the cutest things ever. Here's one of my favorite pictures, from before the event even started, when they surrounded my table to ask me questions. LOVE.
I tell you, getting to talk to kid readers makes all the stress and deadlines and exhausting travel soooooo worth it. It's hands down the best part of my job!
And I have to take a minute and give a HUGE shout out to the amazing ladies at the B&N where I did the launch. Not only did they run an AMAZING event, but they went so above and beyond! They'd made a special “Lost Cities” cafe menu:
And one had even come in costume, in a cape and gown like the Foxfire Mentors wear (she'd even changed her name tag to say Lady Barbara. I TOTALLY geeked out when I saw it)
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