Friday, February 29, 2008


Happy Leap Year Day! Here's a little from my book launch party on Tuesday...the results of my taking a leap of faith about 6 years ago. And what results! It was a grand time!

So the thing about being the guest of honor is that you don't really take photos. But lots of other folks did, so as soon as I get photos emailed, I'll be posting them. In the meantime.... One half of the crowd, taken right before I was introduced. Sold more than 150 books!

Signing books for Diane and Marleen.

With my flowers Leslie brought for me.

Don't know what the heck was going on here, but that is one glam photo!

Today, the Rocky Mountain News gave Orange Mint and Honey an A-!


Shauna Roberts said...

What a huge crowd! You must be walking on clouds. Congratulations on the good turnout and selling so many books.

Lisa said...

I was waiting for you to post on this. Congratulations on the A- review. I just commented on it. I was nice, but jeeze, the reviewer could have gotten Shay's age right -- that's ok, I believe I was very polite when I corrected the mistake in my comment.

I have more pictures and now that Karen has her excellent post out on the wonderful event and your pictures are up, I'll download mine and get them posted at my place.

Congratulations on a magical debut!

Gina Black said...

Oh wow. That's a LOT of books to sign. How absolutely wonderful!

Julie Layne said...

Wow, that night must have been a dream come true! I miss the Tattered Cover so much every time you mention it. (Sniff)

The look in that last photo--
very "authorly," I believe. I'll have to file that away to use some day. ;-)

I'm finally reading my very own copy of Orange Mint and Honey. Yay!

Lafreya said...

What a wonderful crowd. I'm reading your novel and it's wonderful.

Carleen Brice said...

Shauna, I'm still spaced out. That's for sure!

Lisa, Quite a few of the reviews have had mistakes, but as long as they get the title right, it's all good! I'm just glad the Rocky reviewed it!

Gina, My family let me sign their books over the next couple of days, so I probably signed about 200 books in 3 days. Not hard to do at all. :)

Julie, You know the Cherry Creek store closed (they opened a new location on East Colfax). This was at the LoDo TC, which is just as wonderful!

Lafreya, Thank you!!!

Ello said...

Woo hoo! An A-! I wish I was there. I would be so dancing in my seat excited to be there!

I am just beginning Orange Mint and am so happy!

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I am so loving you basking in the warmth of your well deserved and you are looking like you've been doing this for years!!

Rebecca Hickman: said...

I love your outfit and hairstyle.

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats, on what looks and sounds like a great signing.

Therese said...

Wow, fabulous in every way!!!!

Patry Francis said...

Leaping is my favorite sport and one you clearly excell at! Wish I could have been there!

Earth Angel said...

Lovely photos. I love the flowers and your hair looks very nice up.