Thank you Barnes and Noble for hosting THE SPARROW AND THE TREES book launch! I had a wonderful time sharing my picture book, making adorable binoculars with the kids, and signing some books!
A look back at preparing for the BIG day!
The invites: (Thank you Donna Farrell for the wonderful design!)
Craft activities! (Thank you to my wonderful husband and daughter for helping me! And thank you Sue Gagliardi for sharing your wonderful binocular making idea!)
And coloring pages from inside the book provided to me from my illustrator. (Thank you Susan!)
Treats! (Who doesn’t want a chocolate lollipop, right? and these match my book with the birds and trees!) My daughter and I made these a few days in advance. (Hint: Keep them in the refrigerator, after all they are chocolate. And chocolate melts.
The décor! (My terrific friend Sue Gagliardi sent me this tree and sparrow and my wonderful husband painted it for me. I ordered some silk fall leaves online to scatter at the base of the tree for sparrow to perch on.) I think it is a perfect addition to my signing table.
Drum roll please…
The BIG day is here!! Yippie!!!
The reading! SO much fun!
The activities! I loved interacting with the kids.
And Barnes and Noble had me sign plenty of copies that they placed an ‘autographed copy’ sticker on before I left. They also let me take home the display posters they set up for me. Talk about a souvenir!
Thank you everyone who shared this big day with me!
And a special thank you to my amazing husband and daughter who shared with me every step of the way. I couldn’t have done it without you!
And to my wonderful mom for always being beside me and supporting my dreams (sorry mom, I didn’t get a picture of you…I will next time, Promise!) and my great nephew, Bentley, who made the day super fun!
And thank you to my cousin’s Christy and Stephen. I am so glad you both were here to share the day with me.
My sons are just as amazing but I don’t have pictures of them, they were unable to attend but were with me in spirit…so thank you both for all of the love, support, and well wishes.
And a final THANK YOU to Jane (the events coordinator at Barnes and Noble) and Heather (my publicist) and Katie (my editor) and Arbordale (my publisher) for all of your hard work!