Tuesday was a crazy mix of normal--packing lunches, dropping kids off at school, realizing I was supposed to make cupcakes for open house, buying them instead...
And surreal--walking into Barnes and Noble to see Moonglass on the shelf for the first time. I had my sweet five-year old daughter with me, and at the moment I was about to burst into happy tears in the middle of the Teen Section, she brought me right back to reality with this:
"Mama, can we GO now? We have these at home. And I don't even like your book anyway. It has no pictures."
Yep. Nothing like motherhood to keep you grounded.
But then there was Saturday, and a launch party I will never forget. So many of my friends and family came down to the Cove to celebrate, and that was like a dream. And to prove to myself that it wasn't, I have pictures!
The Crystal Cove Store
Happily signing one of the almost hundred books the store sold that day!
Fellow writer friends and Bookanistas: Shannon Messenger, Christine Fonseca, Gretchen McNeil, Kirsten Hubbard, and LK Gardner-Griffie.
The backyard at my house, Pre-Party. You don't want to see the After.
The best-tasting cake I've ever had.
Everything about this day was perfect, and I couldn't have possibly asked for more. I have to give a special thanks to my husband Schuyler, who hosted and BBQ'd for the ENTIRE party. We're talking a hundred people! He is nothing short of amazing, and I feel like the luckiest wife on the planet!