Monday, October 6, 2008

Gimme 5... Things About My Book Launch Party

Yesterday was my in-person launch party held at a local pizza parlor. Having thrown too many parties in the past that nobody attended, I was worried this might happen again.

It didn't! But maybe the idea of free pizza and cake was the deciding factor? Well, at least for the hubbies and male signif. others in attendance. So here are five things I really enjoyed about my launch party:

  1. The BEAUTIFUL cake with a picture of my cover frosted onto the top, and it tasted great too. BIG MWAH to my CP Cathy D. for getting it for me!
  2. Feeling the LURVE! I got to celebrate with so many friends and former co-workers, some I'd known for over twenty years. Many I had not seen in years.
  3. The fact that TWO MEN actually showed up of their own volition (not there because of a spouse of girl friend), my hairdresser, and a former co-worker and long time friend, James.
  4. Having two complete strangers (Okay, they were friends of a friend but we'd never met) ask me to autograph a copy of my book.
  5. Finally, after all those years of writing and being rejected, and after almost 13 months of waiting after The Call, feeling like a real live PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
P.S. More pictures to follow!

12 comments:

Gillian Layne said...

Cindy, it's so beauuutiful! I'm really glad you had a good time--you deserve it!

And I'm SO enjoying the book!!!! (Only one condom....poor, poor planning...;))

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

THANK YOU GILLIAN!

Ah Ha! I see you have reached the infamous p. 157!

So happy you are enjoying the book. When you are done, please do share with me what your favorite scenes are, and I'll tell you mine! :-)

Wish you could have been here on Sunday, but I realize it was a bit of a drive from your house just for pizza and cake.

AC

terrio said...

That cake is gorgeous! So wish I could have been there. Haven't found the book yet. Grrrr....but still trying. Can't wait to see the rest of the pics (and get to p.157!)

Jane said...

I wish I could have attended. It's not the free pizza and cake, it's the great company.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Terrio,

Sorry you haven't found the book yet! GRRRR is right! My other friend Terri S. (who lives here in my city) was just called by B&N that they FINALLY have her pre-ordered copy in.

Hope you are all settled into your new place by now.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

HUGS, Jane!!!

The party would have definitely been more fun if YOU could have been there!

One of these days, we will all descend en mass on you in NYC and we will have a BLAST!

AC

terrio said...

Never fear. I'm NOT giving up. I need to try that B&N down the street again tonight.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio,
Please let me know when you FINALLY get it! I'm anxious to know what you think!

Same to you Jane and Gillian. Be sure to email me and let me know how you like the story.

AC

Helen said...

I love the cake I so wish I could have been there and so glad you had a ball you so deserve it.

I am still waiting for my copy to arrive I am hoping it won't be too much longer I am dying to read this book.

Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Helen,
I'd have LURVED to have you here! Talk about a FUN TIME! :-)

The books are just now showing up in the stores here in Nor Cal so I'm not surprised you don't have yours in Oz yet. PLEASE PLEASE let me know how you like the book once you do read it!

AC

Helen said...

Aunty Cindy
I will let you know how much I loved it because I know I am going to love it and I will even send a photo when it arrives.

Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

YAY on the photo!

I hope the rest of you will send me a piccie too! I'll be posting some of the party in the next day or two.

AC