|L to R: Rene Holderman, Gail DiRe, Christy MacDanold, Deanna Meyerhoff, Rene Kirkpatrick, Mary Harris, me, Stesha Brandon, Lauren Meyer, Suzanne Perry, Mary Jo Huelsemann, Jane Morck, Patti Johnson|
On the one nice day out of the past 180, over a dozen area booksellers joined me at my home for a tea party to celebrate the launch of The Friendship Doll. I brazenly stole the idea from my good friend, Karen Cushman, who had done a similar event to launch her wonderful Alchemy and Meggy Swann (by the way, Karen, when I was walking the cobblestones at the Tower of London, I could certainly identify with Meggy’s “wabbling” over those uneven pathways!)
|Imitating the flower girl at the Royal Wedding|
It was a fun afternoon and a great way for me to thank these positive and loyal indie booksellers for their support of me and my books. Special thanks to Mr. Random House for sponsoring the afternoon’s refreshments!