Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heartfelt Thank-Yous and Book Launch/Signing

A huge huge thank-you to Virginia of The Virginia Monologues. Virginia sent me a copy of her blog's template. Without that, I would never ever have figured out why the buttons and post titles weren't working on my blog. Seriously, you should've seen me comparing the html, line by line. I'm a closet engineer!

A shout-out also to PJ Hoover, author of The Emerald Tablet and fellow 2k8 classmate. PJ felt the panic through my email and checked out the blog html. It's so great having a techie you can count on!

I'm completely happy with the blog. Just love the design. Goofy Girl did an amazing job. And now that the buttons are working, I could hang out here all day long. But, uh, no, I can't. Life won't let me.

December brings an event that will be fun and nerve-racking all at the same time. Oh yeah, and there's Christmas too.

Here's the invitation to my real-life signing/launch party. Wow. This means it's really happening. As in, be there or be square. As in, I'll be doing a reading. Yikes. I guess it's totally cheating if I have Child #4 read for me? She is good, though. And she has shoes for it.

This is the front of the postcard. If you think it looks exactly like the front cover of I So Don't Do Mysteries.....you're absolutely right. Love that cover.

Here's the back of the post card. It's actually very clear in real life.

Of course, you're all cordially invited. It's at The Yellow Book Road, San Diego's indie children's bookstore. We're having an Open House, Sat., Dec. 20, 3-6pm. With wine, cheese & crackers, kid snacks and door prizes.

We could definitely have some blogger fun, couldn't we?

24 comments:

Amy said...

Glad you figured out what the problem was. Isn't it terribly satisfying to know (even with help) that you CAN figure out what's broken and then FIX IT?

The site is gorgeous. And I love your cover, too.

Can't wait for release day!

Sarakastic said...

Virginia rocks, the person not the state. I've never been to the state so it might be ok, but it probably pales in comparison. Also both you & your new blog rock too.

laughingwolf said...

grats barrie, you engineer, you ;) lol

sorry, unable to attend, unless you have one in the halifax, nova scotia area? :(

should be fun, though!

Mac and Cheese said...

Love the new look! Enjoy the launch!

beckylevine said...

Oh, what fun. You will keep us posted if/when you decide to head up to the Bay Area, right? Two children's bookstores within 20 miles of me!

TJ Brown said...

YAY Barrie! I am so excited for you! And love the new blog digs!
Teri

JaneyV said...

Oh if only I could go! It's so exciting for you Barrie (and I expect, a little nerve jangling too). Please take lots and lots of pictures so that we far-away bloggers can be part of it too!

PJ Hoover said...

You give me way more credit than I deserve! But I'm so happy it's fixed!

Bina said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog layout! It is awesome! And man I wish I could come to the book reading, but you now, I'm in TN and you are in CA so it's not very realistic.

Charles Gramlich said...

I thought it was just me. I kept getting only comments no post when I visited your site. Glad it's all straightened out.

Congrats to you, of course, as well.

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Amy said...

It's times like these I hate living in Ohio... I want to go to your signing SOOOO BADLY :( Please take tons of pictures and have lots of fun! I can't wait to pick up my copy :)

brian_ohio said...

Dang! I WISH I could be there, Barrie.

I can't wait to read that book. Finally!!!!! A great Christmas present from me to me.

You'll have a ball even if I'm not there.

gabe said...

Aren't you going to have a busy, wonderful Christmas?Your new look is super and I wish you lots of warm and fuzzy times.

Kathy Holmes said...

Hi Barrie - I just wandered over here and I love your new blog design!! Good luck on the reading - I can't wait to get my copy of your book.

Ms. R said...

I love your new look! It is perfect.

Chantal said...

If I was in San Diego I would most definitely go! Have fun!

Monnik said...

I love the new look! It's great! And I can't wait to read the book.

Have fun at the launch party! Be sure to tell us all about it!

Annie said...

Am LOVING the new site!

It's a wee bit o' of a drive for me to come to your reading (say 18+ hours) but if I could I sure would! Best of luck. I know it will be AWESOME.

Angela said...

Wish I could come.
I know it will go great though.

So excited for you

Alyssa Goodnight said...

It sounds perfectly lovely! I wish I could come, but I hope you'll tell us all about it!

~Virginia~ said...

i'm so glad your blog is finally up and running the way you want it to! :) it looks awesome! and again, my part in this was microscopic, but you're totally welcome! :)

Barbara Martin said...

Wish I could attend, but alas the distance. If you have a book signing in Toronto I will certainly attend.

kim said...

I'll be there in spirit.

Well wishes from Wisconsin :o).

Love the new look of your blog.