How The Book Launch WentMarch 17, 2010
Oh, my goodness. It went past how-much-fun-do-you-think-I-can-stand right to THIS IS MORE FUN THAN DOWNHILL-SKIING WHILE KNITTING.
I've never skied downhill while knitting. I think that would be a mighty dumb thing to do, and I'm not encouraging anyone to do it. However, I think it would be FUN, and I can imagine (because I'm a big imaginer) that last night kind of felt the same way. (Of course, I think that winding balls of yarn REALLY FAST on the from the swift to the ball-winder is almost the same kind of thrilling, and I don't drive more than 70mph, so I might not be the person to talk to about excitement.)
But because you might not have been there (but 96 of your friends were! WOOT!), here are some pictures:
Me, outside Bookshop West Portal. FABULOUS place to launch a book.
Look at everyone! I was so wildly nervous they could probably hear my heart beating in my ears at the back of the room...
But then I started reading, and it was fun.
Lisa, Julie,and Sophie, of the PensFatales.
Before people lined up to get their books signed. And they really did! Line up, I mean! I signed for a long time. It was AMAZING and overwhelming and wonderful.
It was one of the best nights of my life.
Sisters and Gaynelle, my mother's best friend, who did a marvelous job of standing in for the little mama.
It was a wonderful, wonderful night. Oh, I love all this. Thanks, y'all, for being part of it.