Thank you Barnes & Noble for hosting RACE CAR DREAMS book launch! Race Car, myself, and my entire family had an amazing time sharing my book, the adorable toy car, and racing some fun cars!
A look back at preparing for the BIG day!
The invites! (Thank you Donna Farrell for the wonderful design!)
Apparel! T- shirts for the pit crew! We even had one made for our soon to be Granddaughter! Can’t wait to see her in it come January!
Check out the cool tote bag! It came it really handy for toting all the loot!
Giveaways! Goodie bags filled with stickers, tattoos, bracelets, racing flags, bookmarks, and trophies! (Thank you to my wonderful husband for placing all the stickers on the flags and trophies for me! And helping to stuff the goodie bags!)
And posters!( Thanks you to my fantastic daughter for helping me to roll them all up for easy transport!)
The Race Track for some super charged speed racing!
And the TOY CAR! Isn’t he adorable!
The BIG DAY IS HERE!!
Packed up and ready to vroom!
Before the crowd, I got some pictures with my husband, daughter, mom, nephew, and niece at my signing table.
My sons and future daughter-in-law arrived. Now that the entire Race Car Pit Crew is here, it’s time for some more pictures of us all decked out in RACE CAR DREAMS apparel.
More family members arrive throughout the afternoon!
As did some wonder local author friends! Thank you Ena Jones and Stacy McAnulty for coming! It was so much fun meeting you!
LET THE FUN BEGIN!
READY, SET, GO! It’s Race time! The race track was a huge hit with all the kids.
The Toy Car made for lots of fun photo ops! And was an instant attraction when shoppers entered the store.
Story time! (Thank you to a wonderful audience! It was so much fun sharing RACE CAR DREAMS with you all!)
The signing! (Thank you to everyone who bought a book! I hope you enjoy it!)
Before we left, Barnes and Noble had me sign plenty of copies that they placed an ‘autographed copy’ sticker on before I left. They plan to share RACE CAR DREAMS during story time soon! I was also invited back next year for BULLDOZER DREAMS! YAY!
They also let me take home the display posters they set up for me. Talk about a great souvenir!
THANK YOU to my amazingly supportive family for all of your love, support, and encouragement. Without you none of this would be possible. Thank you to my writer friends, near and far for always being there with me for drafts, revisions, and support. I am forever grateful to you all. Thank you to my hard-working, fearless agent, Jessica Sinsheimer for always believing in me and giving me the most amazing advice. Thank you to my editor, Julie Matysik for all of your hard work and for being such a pleasure to work with. Thank you to my publicist, Cassie Drumm for working so hard on my behave and getting lots of exposure for RACE CAR DREAMS. Thank you to my publisher, Running Press Kids for making my dream come true in acquiring the ‘vehicle dreams’ series! I look forward to many more books with you! And thank you Barnes & Noble for hosting a fun-filled book launch for me and Race Car!
Next stop for RACE CAR DREAMS on his speedy tour will be Chick-Fil-A in Mount Airy, NC. I hope to see tons of race fans there! As there will be a real, live race car joining us, too!
One last thing, Running Press Kids is still hosting a giveaway for FIVE copies of RACE CAR DREAMS over on Goodreads, so head over and enter if you haven’t already!! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/203229-race-car-dreams?utm_content=button&utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_shelved_book_29101496