RACE CAR DREAMS vrooms into Barnes & Noble in Winston Salem, NC and he is one super charged race car!

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!)

invites

 

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!

tshirts kids-shirt baby-shirt

Check out the cool tote bag! It came it really handy for toting all the loot!

bag

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!)  

poster1     poster2

The Race Track for some super charged speed racing! 

racetrack

And the TOY CAR! Isn’t he adorable!

with-his-book

******************************************

VROOM!! VROOM!!!

The BIG DAY IS HERE!!

Packed up and ready to vroom!

packed-up

Before the crowd, I got some pictures with my husband, daughter, mom, nephew, and niece at my signing table.

dsc00380 table-2 table3

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.

dsc00390   family3

More family members arrive throughout the afternoon!

dsc00406  dsc00408 famliy2

As did some wonder local author friends! Thank you Ena Jones and Stacy McAnulty for coming! It was so much fun meeting you!

sharon-ena-stacy

LET THE FUN BEGIN!

READY, SET, GO! It’s Race time! The race track was a huge hit with all the kids.  

dsc00376 dsc00382 dsc00383

dsc00393 dsc00398  dsc00440

dsc00441 dsc00465

The Toy Car made for lots of fun photo ops! And was an instant attraction when shoppers entered the store.

car1 dsc00404 dsc00384

dsc00439  car2  dsc00482

Story time! (Thank you to a wonderful audience! It was so much fun sharing RACE CAR DREAMS with you all!)

reading-4 reading-3 reading-2

reading-5 reading-1 reading-8

The signing! (Thank you to everyone who bought a book! I hope you enjoy it!)

dsc00389   dsc00481   signing-2

dsc00433     dsc00475  signing-3

signing-5  dsc00469-2 dsc00396-2

signing-6  signing-7 dsc00474 signing-5

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!

at-sign-1

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

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “RACE CAR DREAMS vrooms into Barnes & Noble in Winston Salem, NC and he is one super charged race car!

  1. Wow, Sharon!! Race Car’s Book Launch is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful photos! How I wish I could have been there!! Love the cool pit crew shirts and awesome goodie bags! The race car track is such a fun idea and the kids look so happy with the adorable toy Race Car! What fun! I love how sweet your family is – right there with you celebrating and sharing their love and creativity! So happy for you, Sharon!! Yay for Race Car Dreams!!

  2. I love that you have a pit crew! And Race Car there in ‘person’ was a great idea. He looks like a star. Congrats and may you sell a bajillion books and make readers happy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s