Sunday, August 29, 2010
Launch Party Recap
"Emmett, I'm filming you!" my husband sing-songed, joking around with our four-year-old nephew.
"No you're not!" Emmett giggled ... before promptly flipping backward over the arm of his chair and crashing to the floor.
This was only one of the many exciting events that took place during the LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE launch party!
Taylor Books in Charleston, WV, is a wonderful, cozy bookstore. Yesterday, it was packed with people ready to celebrate the release of my new novel. I was touched by how many people came. High school friends. Writing group members. Family, of course. But the coolest thing was when strangers walked up, wanting to talk about, and buy, and read, the book I wrote!
In addition to reading a chapter of LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE and signing the books that were purchased, I also collected books for Hanover Public Library in southern West Virginia. They lost much of their children's section in a flood in June. It was wonderful to see people buying cherished children's books for kids I used to teach. I hope to collect many more books for this library, and I'm really grateful to everyone who already donated.
Oh, and don't worry. After his fall, Emmett bounced back up, ready to take on the world. His plan?
"When I'm a grown-up guy, I'm gonna be a 'offer' like you! I'm going to write a scary story about scary pirates! It'll be scary!"
I can't wait until THAT launch party!