Elisa makes silly excited face with her huge book cover poster.
Elisa in front of where it all began: The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
Books books books galore
She smiles at the mic
I like to gesture when I read
Chris watching from the back.
I didn’t know I made faces like this. But, in my defense, I was reading about eating roadkill for dinner….
“I had the idea for a book in 2007. Ten years later, it’s finally here…”
Surprised by my parents who flew in from Florida in secret.
Vicki Chepulis, Krista Soukup, and me.
Mom takes the mic…
Sherry, Sonja, and Lina, with Ruth, Chris, and Wendy out of focus behind them.
Lina, Sonja, and me: the original writing trio
In front of a very supportive crowd
Signing the first of many books
It was a beautiful event
There were New York City-themed treats, including Bagels and Cream cheese and Egg Creams!
Chris and Elisa: small-town guy and city-girl making it work
More in front of the crowd.
It was a family affair.
Dad, Mom. and Mother-in-Law watching proudly
Small-town mother-in-law and big-city mom, getting along great
Amy and Amy: the best selling duo
Chris got me this cake.
The Cultural Center under brooding clouds
That’s me: reading my first book, at my book launch, in front of my peeps.
Many thanks to Krista Rolfzen Soukup of Blue Cottage Agency for the photos, among all the other things she does.