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Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Release Checklist

Making sure I have everything for tomorrow:

Tiny dragon finger puppets to give away--CHECK.

Close-up of tiny dragon finger puppets.

Huge bag of potato chips for a door prize--CHECK.
(There are potato chips in the story!)

Silly cup for summer slurping fun--CHECK.
(Perfect for when you are feeling thirsty on a road this away, too!)

Beach ball for door prize--CHECK.

Assorted adorable mini-bookmarks--CHECK.

Extra crowns for visiting royalty--CHECK.

Okay, so, um, all that is missing is me...and YOU, of course!

See you at Barnes and Noble, Oceanside, between 4-8.

Gratuitous cover shot.
I am reading at 5:30 and 7:00.  Drawings for silly stuff throughout the evening.  And even if you don't buy the new book, buy something great to read over the summer.  20% of all sales benefit Jefferson Elementary School!!  Yay!!

And special thanks to Connie, Jo, and all of the people at Penguin who helped assure that we would get the books on time!!



Janet Johnson said...

It looks like so much fun! Wish I didn't live on the wrong side of the country. :(

Have a great time!

Wendy Sparrow said...

Oh, I wish I could be there too! Le sigh. I'll be there in spirit. (Which is rather creepy if you think about it... so don't.) Have fun!

Jess said...

I wish I could be there to see you live! Those finger puppets are great~ my two-year-old has one that she has christened "the Me-Me monster." She runs around the house with it, following people and shrieking "ME-ME-ME-ME-ME!"

Hoping your audience is well-behaved, attentive, and just a little bit crazy :)

Kelly said...

Have a wonderful book release day tomorrow!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh, how fun! Wish I could be there!!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Hey, we have one of those dragon finger puppets! I have no idea why we do. Anyway, good luck at your book release:)

Myrna Foster said...

Congrats on your book release, Shelley! I wish we could be there to see you. My kids would love it almost as much as I would. Good luck with everything. You're one prepared story queen. :o)

MG Higgins said...

Congratulations on your release! So much cool stuff you're giving away ... I wish I could go. (The cover is adorable, BTW.)

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh I love the dragon finger puppets! If were within 1000 miles I would totally stop by and snag one of those! I hope you have a wonderful experience and meet lots of great people. I also wanted to let you know I loved your query letter is a poem post (from way back last fall or something so much) that I mentioned it in my post today! :)

Kelly H-Y said...

AWESOME! LOVE all the items on your checklist ... my kids would SO love to be at your book release. I'd love it too. I'm so thrilled for you ... you must be on Cloud Nine!!

storyqueen said...

Thanks everyone!

It was a lot of fun. A tiny girl won the bag of chips...the bag was almost as big as she was!

They kids were was a great event.

Hopefully pictures to come!

Lydia K said...

Hope it goes well! You are well prepared, I see!

Also, can I have one of those finger puppets?

Just kidding. Actually not. ;)

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh, I wish we could be there! My kids LOVE The Good Knight and his little dragons. Can't wait to see pictures!!! CONGRATULATIONS!