Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One Down, One to Go!

Is it Tuesday already? *wipes sweat from brow*

It can't possibly be one week since my book launched already, can it? Seriously?


This past week has been amazing, exciting, terrifying and mind-blowing all wrapped into one nice pink cocktail called A BUMP IN THE ROAD's release week. I've already had one launch party here in Chicago and this Saturday I'm doing it up Ohio-style in Cincinnati for Book Launch Party v2.0. Because one launch party just isn't enough, right? (Says she who still is sporting dark under-eye circles from Saturday.)

Now, I know this post is supposed to be about fathers, but I'm going to hijack it a little and talk about my launch party. But, I will make it relate to dads--watch how I can bring it full circle!

The evening was fabulous--we had about 50 people there at any given time. It was a good mix of family, friends and acquaintances. Borders was there selling books and I think they nearly sold all of the books they brought. I signed a bunch, feeling very strange as I wasn't sure what to say i.e. "I hope this book lives up to your expectations" or "Warning: Four letter words inside" or "Makes a great coaster when you're done reading!" Mainly I just scribbled stuff about my gratitude for their attendance. I think.

We had the event at a trendy, fun restaurant and bar. One of my favorite parts of the evening was when the valets chose to park my friend's Toyota CRV outside the restaurant--much like you would an expensive Ferrari or BMW. Then, the valets proceeded to lean against her car, chat and text all while we watched them from about ten feet away. It was awesome and so much more exciting than talking about how I found my agent.

I would post some photos, but they're all on Facebook and I'm having some kind of social-networking related computer issue and I have no idea how to pull them off my Blackberry. So, the pics will have to wait until later tonight.

Anyway, it was a fabulous event and I can't wait to do it all over again on Saturday.

Oh, right. Dads. Full-circle.

Here goes: My dad is the best dad ever because he picked up the bar tab at my launch party! Woo Hoo! Love ya Dad!

Edited to add:

Me with my very large book cover poster at the party:


Jillian Cantor said...

Love the picture!! You look fabulous!! And what you thought about writing inside the books made me laugh :-)

Lisa Patton said...

You sure do look fabulous, Maureen. You go girl! Keep up the festivities and keep us posted!!

Lesley Livingston said...

Way to go, Maureen's Dad! And - how smokin' hot do you look in that dress!! Yow!

Tracy Madison said...

Aw, Maureen--you look beautiful! What a great sounding launch party! And geez, if Cinci was just a couple of hour closer to me, I would've joined you at the Ohio party! :)