It started with our Not Your Mother's Book Club event with John Green & David Levithan, in celebration of their new book WILL GRAYSON WILL GRAYSON last Monday. C'est Madness!
Here's the deal with cramming this many people into a small space. It's hot. Hot, like JUNGLE hot. But the boys did well and signed about a thousand books and everyone was very exhausted and happy at the end of it all. Well, by "everyone" I mean, I was exhausted and happy and I think everyone else was too.
Heidi R. Kling, Bloggiste extraordinaire and author of the upcoming SEA, has a great recap of the event with loads of pictures posted, go check it out. (She even has a real camera with a zoom lens and all, much better than my craptastic phone cam.)
Then lots of other things happened, most of which I can tell you later. THEN, to unwind from all of that mayhem, I went to visit my family in Newport Beach. This is our yard.
Mostly I hung out with Puppy Huckleberry (brown) and Dog Sugar (springer spaniel), and read books. NOT manuscripts!
Oh and I got an iPad, which I am still playing with.
Now I'm home and slowly getting into the swing of things. Tonight is a ginormous PIZZA PARTY extravaganza, the launch party for Not Your Mother's Book Club Berkeley! There is a fantastic lineup:
Susane Colasanti (Something Like Fate)
Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty)
Michael Grant (Gone series)
Cynthia Jaynes Omololu (Dirty Little Secrets)
Beth Fantaskey (Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side)
I am so excited... must actually start getting ready soon!