I love book parties. There is always some wonderful surprise, whether it’s seeing a longtime fan, meeting a new one or simply getting great feedback from someone who has already read the book. Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Tupelo, the surprise came in small packages! The adorable Dunbar children showed up, with their mom, of course, and precocious little Ella, age 5, marched right up and started interviewing me. What a doll! Her mom then purchased a signed book just for her. Take a look at that grin on Ella’s face! This is a girl who already knows the value of a book, particularly a signed one.
Not to be outdone, Ella’s twin sisters, GraceLynn Jane and Felicity Diane, age 2, got in on the act. They got books, too! To keep till they are old enough to read, their mom said. That’s one smart lady!
We had food and fun and door prizes galore at the party. Two happy people went home with audio copies of The Oleander Sisters.
Winners of last week’s blog giveaway are Majorie Roberts and Dorothy Dauzat. Each of you will receive an audio copy of The Oleander Sisters with signed covers. I need your mailing address. Just click the contact button on this website and send me an email. Alternatively, you can send me a private message on Facebook. Just click on the FB icon on the Home page here.
Two lucky people who leave comments on this week’s blog will each receive a $10.00 gift card from the online bookstore of your choice. Winners will be announced here next Monday.
Sometime this week I plan to have free bookplates for The Oleander Sisters so those of your who couldn’t attend a book party can have a signed book. My grandson David deigns my bookplates. It’s had to believe that the little tow-headed cherub I used to pull around my front yard in a red Radio Flyer wagon is now a 6’4″, sweet-natured, handsome young man getting ready for his senior year in high school.
That’s it for this week. I’ll see you next Monday!