Monday, May 7, 2012

Book Launch Party for LOVE CHOSEN...What A Blast!

Last night was the launch party for my debut novel, LOVE CHOSEN, and I wanted to take a moment to send a huge SHOUT OUT to all of my friends and family who showed up to celebrate with me! Oh. My. Gosh! What a thrill!!!
But they say a picture is worth a thousand words (and I guarantee a writer did NOT coin that phrase!), so I'm posting some pics of some of the wonderful people who were there...

In case you didn't get this from my bio (which will tell you I have scads of kids), family is so very important to me. So, this is my grandma, Mildred Miller, who absolutely is an amazing woman!

Of course, I couldn't have done this by myself. There were some fantastic people who helped put it all together. Carrie (to the left, with me) made the most amazing invitations; Jennifer and Elizabeth (my go-to girls) ordered the cake, did some social marketing magic, and made my life easier (did I mention they're my daughters?); Dianne and Jerri, the wonderful sweet women who own The Stockyards (how did I NOT get a picture of them?); Cassandra and Kirk, two of my kids who work there, who flitted around helping everywhere (again, no pics of them...); and my Honey, who cut the cake and was his usual heroic self ;-)

My Honey, my hero...
Isaac, my grandson

Edna, Jennifer, and Edna's daughter,  Kimberlyn

Rachel and Stacy

Vicki and her daughter, Christa

Tracy and my other grandson, Bentley
(we share the grandsons, lol)

My amazing, supportive
Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Gary
Writer friends: Deb, Sunshine, Kaeli, and Paul...notice who is
MISSING? Vicki and Mike... Mike because he's visiting family and
Vicki because I promised, lol...

As I prepare to post, I notice how many people I didn't get pictures of but were there... I'm sorry guys :-( I know how much everyone LOVES getting pictures taken, lol...
Anyway, it was a fan-friggen-tabulous time! And I am so thankful for every one who came by or raised a glass from afar in celebration with me.
Marne Ann