The Red Carpet launch

In case you missed the big event of the year, I had a fab red carpet launch at Changing Hands. This is the dress I picked up at thrift store when I realized . . . Oh, red carpet means I have to dress up too.

These next pictures are of me and my entourage arriving. Curse the paparazzi! They make my life a living heck!

Okay, that’s actually just my fantasy world. Hey, authors are allowed to have fantasy worlds. We even populate them and get attached to our characters. (Tristan is real! I know he is!)

Here we are posing for our adoring crowds. And yes, that is the Book Babe Faith, along with the lovely Babe Brandi and Babe Bethany. (We are all Babes.)

We took lots of awesome pictures of people posing for the paparazzi–and I will say that some of my friends and their kids are quite the hams, but since I wasn’t sure if any of them actually wanted their pictures posted on my blog, I’m just posting a couple from a woman who frequently trots her children’s pictures out on this blog.

Yes, this is Gaston, and this is what he really would do if paparazzi ever bothered him. (Actually, he would probably grab cameras and clang them together like cymbals.)

And here is my biggest fan–or at least my most up-to-date fan– since she reads all of my stories as I write them on my computer. Yesterday she asked me, “If you weren’t an author, would you be one of those mothers that does housework?”

The world will never know.

And lastly, this was my favorite picture. Babe Brandi appears to be a mild mannered book store employee by day, but she obviously has an inner starlet that is dieing to get out.


  1. Sara B. Larson
    May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Looks like a ton of fun! Wish I could have been there. Wishing you lots of success! I can’t wait to get my copy of MDL. 🙂

  2. Juju at Tales of
    May 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    These are awesome! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Melinda
    May 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I already read the book. Loved it. I loaned it to my 20 yr. old niece– she’s already read it too. And, of course, she loved it.
    BTW, my daughter is reading “My Fair Godmother.” She put you as her favorite author on her “about me” report for school. So you’ve got a fan even in the younger set– although she did feel compelled to warn me that there was kissing in the book. : )

  4. Janette Rallison
    May 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    You clearly have an awesome daughter! You should have her read Playing the Field; and Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws. There isn’t any kissing in those books. (I know, I can’t believe I wrote books without kissing either.)

  5. brendajean
    May 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Looks like the evening was a fabulous success and a fun time had by all. Wish I weren’t a couple of states away, but I was there in spirit:)

  6. Jackee
    May 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Cute! Sad I missed out. Thanks for posting those fun pictures… I’ll have to make the trip from Flagstaff next time!

  7. azang
    May 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Those pictures are great! And you looked lovely.
    So sorry I missed it.

  8. Jennifer J. Stewart
    May 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I can’t believe I know such a glamorous author! You looked great in that dress.

  9. Amanda
    May 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    “Tristan is real! I know he is!” LOL, I was talking about how mad Ron was making me in Harry Potter, and my husband’s cousin says “You know Harry Potter is just a book don’t you?”

  10. Janette Rallison
    May 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    What? No, I’m sure Harry and Ron are real . . .

  11. Aubrey
    May 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

    How fun! I’m so glad you had fun!

  12. msdarcy
    May 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    I am shocked that Playing the Field and the Pursuit of Free Throws didn’t have any kissing in them! Well, I loved them anyway 🙂 Glad you had fun at your Red Carpet event and your dress was gorgeous 😉

  13. Melinda
    May 20, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Janette– she has already read Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws. We won it at your book party. That’s what landed you as her favorite author. : ) My Fair Godmother just confirmed it– she stole it off of my nightstand!

  14. Erin Edwards
    May 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Great idea for the launch!

    Paparazzi and red carpet events – that’s what being a published author is all about, right?

  15. Anonymous
    May 21, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Dazzling! The red carpet launch, the babes, the elegant dress, the author, the book. Wish I could have been there. Since I couldn’t attend, I’m grateful for the captioned photos. Great fun!


  16. Asenath
    May 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Looks like fun!!

  17. Krista
    May 26, 2010 at 9:27 am

    You all worked that background. How fun!

  18. Margaret
    May 28, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Looks like you had a totally rad time! Sorry I missed it.

  19. Danyelle Ferguson
    May 29, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Love the pictures!!! Looks like you had a ton of fun. =)

  20. Laura Lofgreen
    June 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I love your thrift store dress. Goodwill? $1.00 days? You’re my kind’ve girl. Keep up the beautiful work and you look beautiful too.

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