Friday, January 16, 2009

A Moment Certainly! Embarrassing - Not So Much!

I hope my fellow Girls will forgive my breach of topic etiquette, but I would like to post about a moment that was not exactly embarrassing. Last night, I had the official Launch Party for WONDROUS STRANGE! (The Canadian edition hits the shelves this week).

And it was not embarrassing. Not in the least. It was, in fact, pretty darn awesome!

You can read an account of the event posted by the marvelous folks at Indigo here.

Here is the marquee outside the Dominion on Queen, where the party was in full swing and the room was jam-packed all night, in spite of sub-zero cold!

Here I am reading an excerpt - I suppose that might have been embarrassing, if I'd stumbled over my own words or barfed from nerves or something... sadly (for the purposes of this topic) I did good (or so I've been told!).

Here I am celebrating with awesome fellow authoress, Adrienne Kress, she of the freshly-released TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE! Check her out - she rocks!

This is me signing for some of the lovely young ladies who came out. I think I spelled everyone's name right so, again, no embarrassment (but a mighty, might hand cramp by the end of the night - I signed for over 2 and 1/2 hours!).

I even had a flock of Faerie-winged fans show up to help me out! Aren't they lovely? And all taller than me.

And I was interviewed by the national television stations BRAVO and SPACE! Haven't seen the footage yet, but I don't think I embarrassed myself... Here is SPACE producer Mark Askwith asking me a few questions about the book.

All in all it was one of the best nights of my life! But not really embarrassing. I didn't fall over or spill on myself or anything. Sorry.


Kimberly Derting said...

Wow, Lesley...what an amazing experience. You deserve it, Wondrous Strange was...well, Sonnylicious. And more!

Congrats, and here's to future successes!

lisapatton said...

Lesley, how fabulous! I'm so happy for you and wish we all could have been there to celebrate with you. A TV series??? This is beyond wonderful. You go girl!

Jillian Cantor said...

This looks awesome, Lesley! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us, and ooh I hope you post more about the TV series!! Congrats :-).

Tracy Madison said...

Lesley! It looks like you had an amazing time! Wow, how much fun (and how cool) that you had so many people show up. I'm so happy for you, and you so deserve it...Wondrous Strange is wondrous. :)

Maureen Lipinski said...

Wow! That's so cool!

And you are much, much luckier than I am. Because I totally would've spilled red wine all over myself. And I probably would've been wearing white or something.