Thursday, November 17, 2016

STARR FALL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY

Dear Alison, 

I'm still in the afterglow from Starr Fall's Book Launch on Sunday. My family and friends gathered at Mountaintop Lodge for an afternoon celebration. First, I had a surprise guest. Actually, it was really a surprise because I didn't have my glasses on and I was like, "Oh, someone's early for my party." Then I put on my glasses, and it was DONNA BOOCK all the way from FLORIDA. 

Donna surprised me!! We cried. Well, I cried!!

So many special things happened Sunday. One of them was your speech. You made me all weepy--I'm glad I went first because I almost didn't get through my speech without all your praises swirling around my brain! (Being called a Bull is a praise, right?)

Sunday allowed my universes to collide. Here are my BFFs all wrapped up in a hug--Do you see my tentacles wrapping around and reaching out to all my people?

KIM'S UNIVERSE IN ONE PLACE!
Lorraine, Alison, Kim, Donna, and Jen

Isabel Bandeira drove up from New Jersey. I love her and her book Bookishly Ever After. We've been writer pals since SCBWI EPA Pocono Retreat in 2013!

Isabel and Kim sharing some writer love. Real love too;)

The KidLit Ink group also came to support me. Pictured here is Patricia Thomas, Me, and Lindsay Barrett George.
Gayle C. Krause and Jan Cheripko snuck out before pictures. How dare they?

I write about food in all my books, and though many of the events I write about never happened to me, the food is ALL me. This food was Starr Fall inspired. Christian bakes blueberry muffins for Starr for breakfast at the cabin and she eats s'mores for the FIRST TIME! She's so lucky! I was too, because I sampled one of these babies and WOW!!!





My Mom and Dad with their favorite daughter. (I should note I am their ONLY daughter, but still, you know I'm their favorite;)


Loads of friends and family came to support me. Notice the Starr Fall swag sticker!!

Jen came all the way from Long Island and it was her birthday!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIF!!!


My running buddies also came. We don't run anymore, unless of course, you count running towards a sale or a dessert tray (Which we all know we do;)
Cindy and Teri were my captive audience during hundreds of miles on the asphalt.
INSERT EVIL LAUGHTER HERE!!!


Lorraine and Isabel hit it off. Soul sisters from parallel universes that collided when Starr Falls!

Starr Fall Swag Prepping! My kids made sure that everyone had a sticker, they handed out postcards and bookmarks liberally and everyone signed the Memory Book.

YOU SIGNED DIDN'T YOU?!?!


So Alison, I glow like a shining Starr, and just think, in two days, we will be together with Donna again at the Writing Barn in Austin getting our writing groove on. Four days of writing and BFFs--Life can't get much better!

Oops, I should add that if you haven't picked up your copy of Starr Fall, here's the link: Starr Fall Amazon


Sharing the writing love one letter at a time,
Kim