Good morning! Another Saturday is here! Saturdays are my FAVORITE day of the week. The work week is over and usually Saturdays are a day that I have something fun going on.
Speaking of Saturday’s, last Saturday was no exception. After spending the afternoon in a Writing seminar, I sped away to a local gas station where I changed into a dress and went to congratulate my friend Julia Lee at her book launch.
I walked in almost an hour and a half after the launch had started due to the seminar and I was surprised (and excited!) to see how full the room was with people!
I had talked a bit about Julia the week of her book launch for her book Seven Stones when I interviewed her, and then reviewed her book. Julia is so fun and easy to chat with that she is one of those people that when you meet her, you want to read whatever she has written to see if that personality shows through.
She is like a room full of champagne bubbles.
The event was a lot of fun, the venue, Prairie Bay is known for delicious and unique horduerves such as artichoke chicken pizza, and apple and goat cheese skewers. It was amazing food and great conversation as I waited in line with my friend Christy and chatted up what else? Books.
What a great first signing! The event was a lot of fun, I caught the tail end of it and had a glass of wine with Laurel from our Library and then went home after a long and productive day.
Today… I leave in about an hour for the library where a few of us are meeting to start hauling some of the books for the April book sale from the library to the venue we will be using. I am kind of excited to start this process and as there are SO MANY BOOKS this time and we are moving off site every little bit we do helps take the pressure off of the big push in a couple of weeks.
You can read Julia’s fun blog here where she talks about the book, the excitement, life stuff, and great recipes!
24 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Let’s Get This PARTY Started!”
I love author events! This one looks like fun…and thanks for sharing.
It was fun! You could not help but be excited for her!
Sounds like fun. And have a good time dragging the books from place to place. I know such a lot of hard work goes into those library sales. Love the tulips in the Julia’s coffee cup picture.
They are work for sure. I believe the tulips are from her signing, she had a beautiful bouquet there.
This looks like a fun book launch, Sheila! The pics add a lot to your post. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks – it was hard to get good pics while waiting in line but I managed a few shots 😀
Look like a fun event!
It was a good time 😀
I’m a room full of champagne bubbles?! That is the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard (you are SUCH a writer!)! Thank you, Sheila! Reliving the event through this post was so fun! It was just incredible, and I am so glad that I got to share it with friends like you! And I’m glad my Coffee Cup pic was up to scratch. 😉
LOL! You have to still be floating on air! 😀
How fun for an author to be received this way.
It was so cool! Julia did a wonderful job of getting the word out – I had a cute invitation in the mail that I think I will save FOREVER!
It’s fans like you that make it fun too.
Ahhhh, thanks! 🙂
I love when there’s a great turnout at an author’s event!
Me too, it was so exciting to see the outpouring of friends and family. The support for Julia was amazing!
Great to hear the turnout was great and the event was a success.
Congrats to Julia!
I checked out her blog – love love love the picture at the top of her blog of the book!
I do too!
What a successful book launch! And I love how you describe her as “A room full of champagne bubbles.”
That is the downside of living in a place like Hilo, Hawaii. Not too many cultural events of that sort.
This looks like it was wonderful 🙂 Author signings are the best!