Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Launch, Cooper and Packrat

pre PS (huh!)  -Teachers, Librarians, Caregivers, Parents, Authors, Friends of children, have to let you know that Cooper and Packrat-Mystery on Pine Lake, has already been chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection!  Now on to the blog entry-

Oops! It's been a bit over a month since I've posted here. It seems quicker to post  notes and photos on FaceBook, as events occur. Not this time though. I've got my cheerleading pom poms in hand and need to shout out and share exciting writing news.

Yesterday was my friend, Tamra Wight's book launch. And what an event it turned out to be! It was held at her Poland Spring Campground where I go for writing schmoozes. Here are random photos and commentary...Ta Da!

Dave Wight celebrating his lovely's book with editor Melissa Kim.
Cooper and Packrat's crew- Carl DiRocco, illustrator, Tamra Wight author, and Melissa Kim, editor at Islandport Press, right here in Maine.
Must read my new book!
Tammy reads to the crowd.

Carl interacts with the kids and shares his way of coming up with the right illustrations for the book.
Ben Wight, who has been able to 'experience' first hand, the many jobs of Cooper's, lets the kids choose the lucky tickets for door prizes.
The kids create book illustrations, the way they see and hear the story
 Campfire with s'mores, of course.
Editor lady enjoys hers!
Oh, there's the real Big Joe reading about himself!

I'm here with our schmoozers.

...and my signed copy.
The biggest surprise for me was seeing my name amongst the acknowledgements!