Success! What a wonderful time I had reading and signing books yesterday at Red Rock Books in Ridgecrest, CA. It was so fun to see some old friends and make new ones, connecting with folks in many ways. We even sold out of MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN!
The event felt like a perfect blend of coordinated efforts from the bookseller and myself, resulting in a successful event packed with fun.
We had a beautiful paper flower craft activity the bookseller organized, in connection with Wildflower Weekend, a local festival.
A local baker provided gorgeous, too-pretty-to-eat cake pops that looked like bees and flowers, with the theme of MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN.
While while the bookseller was managing the store, I signed books, chatted with kids and adults, and did a reading. Author swag was also available for the taking!
Special thanks to Sarah Herrington from The Enchanted Whisk Bakery for the custom-made adorable bees and flowers cake pops (pictured) and Ann Rizzardini, owner of Red Rock Books (pictured with me) for hosting the event.
My favorite moments of the day–
1. When I saw someone reach for the last copy of the Garden story (knowing we’d sold out–I want booksellers to have that success).
2. When someone (an adult) walked up to me with watery eyes and told me that MAMA LOVES YOU SO was so touching it made her cry.
3. When a mom asked, “Will there be a PAPA book coming out too?” (I sure hope so!)
4. Talking to so many children. Love it! Kids are so uplifting!