It's been four weeks since the launch of Remembrandt, my young adult suspense novel. I feel like this month has been whirlwind of successes and lessons learned. Overall, I feel very positive about all the feedback I have been given and I am loving my young adult and adult fan base that I hope continues to grow and grow! Since I know there were a lot of you who really wanted to be at the book launch, but couldn't, I am happy to share with you the events of the night and smattering of photos galore (taken by the budding photographer Kelly Dearth of Delicious Reads & my father-in-law).
|Chatting with my own James Bond (aka, my hubby) beforehand! This awesome man was also my wingman/cameraman for my recent "spy experience" video at Deseret Book.|
|My marketing director, Garry Mitchell from Walnut Springs Press, and I making plans!|
|I'm literally in love with my cover poster (printed from none other than good 'ol Costco).|
|My introduction of Remembrandt and the back story on why I wrote the book (more to come on that in future posts). Whitney from The King's English, the best little bookshop in all of UTAH, introduced me to the group before this, but somehow we didn't get a picture of it.|
|I tried to make jokes as I answered questions at the Q&A portion of the launch. I never said I was a comedian.|
|Two members of my writing group, Riveting Writers, Brooke Hargett & Amy Beals. These gals are going to be BIG!|
|Because I love giveaways I had to do one of my own!|
|These BEAUTIES on either side of me - Kelly & Kellie - have been some of my biggest supporters and continually let me indulge in all things book related! You'll often find us stalking other authors or stuck with our faces in the pages of a book.|
|FYI, my boys hate dressing up with a passion, but they all sported their bow ties without complaint. We could never figure out how to tie Jeff's correctly, so he was going for the "relaxed" spy look.|
|Yeah, I know you all want your very own book cover pillow. My cute writing group got this gift for me to open at the book launch. It's still sitting on my night stand. I think it will have to go with me to all of my book signings!|
FYI, thanks to everyone who nominated me for the Whitney Award. I am an official "nominee." I won't find out until February 9th if I am a finalist, but I already feel like I've won because of the great support I've felt so far.
If you still haven't gotten a copy of Remembrandt for yourself, stop by The King's English (1511 S 1500 E, SLC). I know many of the Deseret Books in town were sold out earlier this week, but The King's English still has copies (even a few signed ones)! Or make it easier for yourself and order a copy online at Amazon.com or DeseretBook.com.
Happy Holidays everyone! Now sit back, put your feet up, and read!
P.S. If you've already read Remembrandt or are going to read it, please add your star rating or reviews to Amazon.com, DeseretBook.com, or GoodReads.com (just use these links). Let me know if you add a review (You can do it anonymously and you don't have to write a ton - just a sentence or two or even just a star rating would make me over-the-top happy. You can copy and paste the same review to each site). Those that post a review before I release my single of "Remembrandt Song," will get a free download of the song :).