|Signing books surrounded by donations for SafePlace|
|The cake I didn't get to try. It was red velvet!|
|Brooklyn, my lovely trailer actress.|
|My fellow Washington Author Peeps: Marissa Meyer, me, Daniel Marks, Megan Bostic, Kiki Hamilton and J. Anderson Coats.|
|Fabulous books donated for the raffle.|
|Thomasina talking about SafePlace|
I also collected donations and money for a wonderful local women's shelter, SafePlace. Thank you to Thomasina for coming in to talk about the shelter and thank you to SafePlace for all the work they do. Thank you to my publisher, Walker/Bloomsbury and my agency, Nelson Literary, for providing books for the raffle for SafePlace.
|My happy teen helpers!|
Overall though, it was truly one of the best days of my life. A dream I have had for so long finally came true.
Thank you to all who helped with my launch party; my husband David, my kids David the Younger, Sabrina, Zach and Daniel, special helpers Elizabeth, Chelsie, Monica, Ashlyn, Dallin, Jennifer and so many others. A huge thank you to Jane at Fireside Bookstore and her husband Ed for making this such a lovely night. I am truly blessed!
|My fabulous red shoes and Daniel Marks, um, lovely red shoelaces.|