Event Report: Liz Garton Scanlon’s Launch for The Good-Pie Party

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Liz Garton Scanlon launched The Good-Pie Party, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Arthur A. Levine, 2014) last weekend at BookPeople in Austin.

Liz did a PowerPoint presentation about her own experiences moving from home to home around the globe and then read the book, showing the illustrations on screen.

Liz greets guests in a dessert-themed dress with lemonade, pies and veggie snacks.
Pies donated by Royer’s Pie Haven — new in Austin (2900 B. Guadalupe).
Author Greg Leitich Smith and author-illustrator Emma Virjan
Liz chats with young readers and fellow Austin authors.
Authors Sam Bond and Cynthia Leitich Smith
Austin SCBWI founder Meredith Davis and Cyn
Liz signs her book for Greg.

Cynsational Notes 

From the promotional copy:

Posy, Megan, and Mae have always been the best of friends — but now Posy has to move away. 

Only their favorite activity can comfort the girls: baking pie! 

And when they realize they can host a good-pie party instead of a good-bye party, the sad situation becomes a sweet gathering for their entire community. 

The Good-Pie Party celebrates good friends, good memories, and the joy of the just-right good-byes.