So when I learned Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls was going to be published in June, I knew exactly where I wanted to have my book signing. MX Publishing sends exclusive shipments to independent booksellers who give pre-publishing signings. The signing went very well. I'll skip now to pictures of the evening. An evening of great fun, I have to add. It felt like one big party! You can see in the background what a great bookstore this. (Side note: MX specializes in Sherlock Holmes-related books, so if you're a Sherlockian, you can find lots of good reads HERE. )
|This is Maddy. She was the perfect Imogene!|
|And this is her father, Steve Johnson, who made the trailer|
|Friends and neighbors|
|Fellow teachers and writers|
|JaNay and Rosi, fellow writers. JaNay|
wrote the fantastic PB, Imani's Moon.
Between them, Julie, with whom I
used to teach. Next to Rosi, Bob,
from a former group. In front, one of
my art students, Miranda.
|Nancy, David, & Naomi were in a|
former writing group. Nancy is in one
of my current groups. She wrote All
We Left Behind, which I'm reviewing
next week. Naomi's book, Landfalls,
is coming out in August.
|Then there were my super cool|
teacher friends from Elder Creek,
where I used to teach.
|Next to Rosi, another writing group|
member, Paddy, and her two boys.
Super-teacher Julie at the right.
|In pink, our fabulous house-sitter, Dana.|
She's going to have a little boy, soon.
Next to her, in maroon, Bethany, a school
librarian who's had kind things to say
|Erica (tallest) and Vanessa|
are wonderful artists in my art
class. Sofia is still too young,
but I hope she'll join in the future
|Even my dentist came! (green shirt). That was so kind of him.|
And Kari (wearing cap; hubby Bill by her side) organized my
school visit to Matsuyama Elementary School, April 17.
That was another wonderful event. The kids were super!
And there you have it! A wonderful evening, surrounded by books and friends in a wonderful location, with my wonderful husband taking pictures. What more could you ask?
Meanwhile, check out the links above, and come back next week for my review of Nancy Herman's book, All We Left Behind, a deeply moving story about the Donner party, through the eyes of Virginia Reed.