Today feels like the day after my wedding. I'm filled with smiles and gratitude for a perfect launch. Here's a few pictures that my husband took. Thank you, everyone, for coming and celebrating with me. Apparently, more than 85 or so people showed up.
|My sister's stupendous idea to put my book cover on the cake!|
|People arriving. That's Jennifer Haigh in the beret.|
|Joyce Walsh (L) good friend and BU Professor of graphic design talking with my dear old friend Mark, from college days|
|Me and my bro!|
|Ms. Leora Skolkin-Smith, author of the supreme, Hystera, who came up from NYC!|
|Crowd scene, old and new friends everywhere|
|Roger Gordy, who took my author photo, and my 8th grade teacher, the splendid Mr. Kunitz. Those who came to the reading will know how important he was to me. What a surprise to see him!|
|The incomparable Evan, events mgr at Brookline Booksmith, introducing me. Evan is a talented writer. I loved how he captured the essence of my novel in about 50 words.|
|Author answering questions|
|Thrilled to see Randy Susan Meyers, Julie Wu and Dawn Tripp!|
|That's Julie Wu (pic by Randy S. Meyers)|
|Night Swim book cover on display.|
|Signing fun! Those flowers are from my other sister, who sent them from California.|
Ms. Daphne Kalotay!
My hubbie and his sunny smile (photo by Roger Gordy)
|My sister, Lynne, who planned this party and put it all together so beautifully. Love her!|
Closing with a short essay I wrote for my publisher's blog, part 3 of my In a Word Series. Click on the word: "Thanks"