Sunday, April 01, 2007

Launch Party Recap!

Because I have the most wonderful publisher in the world, they threw a pre-publication launch party for my upcoming release, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos. It was held at the amazing Storyopolis, which if you have never visited you must plan on doing so, soon. Fabulous book store.

I was very awed and humbled by the support of my amazing friends, family, and fellow authors. They even pretended I was articulate when my publicist made me speak! (Oh, the horror!)

I also got a chance to meet my darling publicist, Jenn, (whom I love in spite of making me talk in front of a crowd) and my agent (pictured), otherwise known as my creative anchor was there as well. (Just behind Erin's shoulder you can see me hugging my adorable nephew with my sister looking on.)

The incredible illustrator,Yoko Tanaka, who did all the spectacular artwork for the book was there. She was the most lovely woman! She did the coolest thing, too! She made a stamp of the cat from the book, out of a potato! And stamped everyone’s book with more of her original artwork along with her signature! It was a huge hit!

Signing my wonderful friends' (Kim and her adorable mother) books.

And then we had to futz around for one last group picture...(Oh, and that's Jenn, on the far left.)

Ta da! Although next time, we'll all practice looking at the same camera!


Cherry Red said...

It was a very nice evening. Everyone was really nice and we had a great time. I'm very much enjoying reading Theo. I'm reading it very slowly because I don't want it to end. :)

I'll have to tell mom we're on your blog, Robin. She'll get a kick out of that.

Congrats on a successful launch party,

Anonymous said...

Robin, it was such a good time! And Blake and the rest of the folks at Storyopolis were just fantastic. I want to go back and spend hours browsing and looking at the artwork there. Congratulations on an awesome launch--I'm expecting big things from little Miss Theo!


dee said...

I wanted to be there so much, but you know, that whole continent between us thing just got in the way. Husband could not understand why I needed the van for 6 days to drive out to Cali to be there for a book launch. Silly man, I told him you guys would do it for me ;) ~!

I'm loving Theo, and so are my girls. We'll be over on her site soon, as soon as I can overcome the fear of little fingers on my new laptop. lol

Natalie said...

Congratulations, Robin! It looks like everyone had a great time! I've read some bits from your MC's blog, and I'm looking forward to reading the book. :-)


cynjay said...

Yay! I so wish I could have been there and now I feel like I got a taste of it. I was thinking about you all day and wondering how you were feeling. It's such a beautiful book - congratulations