Bethany’s latest book is Truth with a Capital T (Delacorte, 2010)(ages 9-up), Brian’s is Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences (Candlewick, 2010)(ages 12-up), and mine is Holler Loudly, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton, 2010)(ages 4-up).
Huge thanks to Mandy, Madeline, and everybody else who worked the event!
Take a look at these amazing cookies, homemade by Anne Bustard (thanks, Anne!), who also helped out at the refreshments table! Can you guess which cookie(s) goes with which book?
And here’s a closer look at the cake–complete with our book covers in frosting! Thanks to Brian and his wife, author-illustrator Frances Yansky for coordinating the cake!
Here’s my husband, author Greg Leitich Smith, getting the PowerPoint up and running for our presentations. Thanks, Greg!
I never got a full count–but the room was at standing room only, and I think there are only two copies of Holler Loudly left in the whole store. A lot of guests stocked up with all three books for their own reading and/or holiday gift-giving. Brian and Bethany were signing like the wind!
Writer-teacher Jerri Romine (pink & jeans) with Bethany (in black), Carmen (behind an adorable young reader), writer Donna Bowman Bratton (white & jeans), DDD authors April Lurie and Shana Burg, and Frances.
April (all in black) with YA librarian Michelle Beebower. Note: I’ll be joining Michelle’s crew at the “Fangs vs. Fur” event, starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the University Hills Branch of the Austin Public Library.
Later that evening, Greg and I returned to the store for the BookPeople 40th Anniversary Party!
Penguin Young Readers sales rep Jill Bailey with YA author Varian Johnson.
Happy anniversary, BookPeople! Here’s to 40 more years!
Last weekend, we attended a Writers’ League of Texas joint author event that featured P.J. “Tricia” Hoover, signing The Necropolis (Blooming Tree, 2010) and Jacqueline Kelly, signing the paperback edition of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Square Fish, 2011).
Congratulations to Tricia, Jacqueline, and Kari on their new releases!