Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Red Carpet launch




In case you missed the big event of the year, I had a fab red carpet launch at Changing Hands. This is the dress I picked up at thrift store when I realized . . . Oh, red carpet means I have to dress up too.


These next pictures are of me and my entourage arriving. Curse the paparazzi! They make my life a living heck!



Okay, that's actually just my fantasy world. Hey, authors are allowed to have fantasy worlds. We even populate them and get attached to our characters. (Tristan is real! I know he is!)
Here we are posing for our adoring crowds. And yes, that is the Book Babe Faith, along with the lovely Babe Brandi and Babe Bethany. (We are all Babes.)


We took lots of awesome pictures of people posing for the paparazzi--and I will say that some of my friends and their kids are quite the hams, but since I wasn't sure if any of them actually wanted their pictures posted on my blog, I'm just posting a couple from a woman who frequently trots her children's pictures out on this blog.

Yes, this is Gaston, and this is what he really would do if paparazzi ever bothered him. (Actually, he would probably grab cameras and clang them together like cymbals.)


And here is my biggest fan--or at least my most up-to-date fan-- since she reads all of my stories as I write them on my computer. Yesterday she asked me, "If you weren't an author, would you be one of those mothers that does housework?"


The world will never know.


And lastly, this was my favorite picture. Babe Brandi appears to be a mild mannered book store employee by day, but she obviously has an inner starlet that is dieing to get out.

20 comments:

Sara B. Larson said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Wish I could have been there. Wishing you lots of success! I can't wait to get my copy of MDL. :-)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These are awesome! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

I already read the book. Loved it. I loaned it to my 20 yr. old niece-- she's already read it too. And, of course, she loved it.
BTW, my daughter is reading "My Fair Godmother." She put you as her favorite author on her "about me" report for school. So you've got a fan even in the younger set-- although she did feel compelled to warn me that there was kissing in the book. : )

Janette Rallison said...

You clearly have an awesome daughter! You should have her read Playing the Field; and Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws. There isn't any kissing in those books. (I know, I can't believe I wrote books without kissing either.)

brendajean said...

Looks like the evening was a fabulous success and a fun time had by all. Wish I weren't a couple of states away, but I was there in spirit:)

Jackee said...

Cute! Sad I missed out. Thanks for posting those fun pictures... I'll have to make the trip from Flagstaff next time!

azang said...

Those pictures are great! And you looked lovely.
So sorry I missed it.
Angela

Jennifer J. Stewart said...

I can't believe I know such a glamorous author! You looked great in that dress.

Amanda said...

"Tristan is real! I know he is!" LOL, I was talking about how mad Ron was making me in Harry Potter, and my husband's cousin says "You know Harry Potter is just a book don't you?"

Janette Rallison said...

What? No, I'm sure Harry and Ron are real . . .

Aubrey said...

How fun! I'm so glad you had fun!

msdarcy said...

I am shocked that Playing the Field and the Pursuit of Free Throws didn't have any kissing in them! Well, I loved them anyway :) Glad you had fun at your Red Carpet event and your dress was gorgeous ;)

Melinda said...

Janette-- she has already read Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws. We won it at your book party. That's what landed you as her favorite author. : ) My Fair Godmother just confirmed it-- she stole it off of my nightstand!

Erin Edwards said...

Great idea for the launch!

Paparazzi and red carpet events - that's what being a published author is all about, right?

Anonymous said...

Dazzling! The red carpet launch, the babes, the elegant dress, the author, the book. Wish I could have been there. Since I couldn't attend, I'm grateful for the captioned photos. Great fun!

Juanita

Asenath said...

Looks like fun!!

Krista said...

You all worked that background. How fun!

Margaret said...

Looks like you had a totally rad time! Sorry I missed it.
Margaret

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Love the pictures!!! Looks like you had a ton of fun. =)

Laura Lofgreen said...

I love your thrift store dress. Goodwill? $1.00 days? You're my kind've girl. Keep up the beautiful work and you look beautiful too.