Tottie and Dot Book Launch Wrap-Up!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

And ... we have launched!

Our Tottie and Dot book launch party at Dymocks Canberra was a sunny, bright, colourful, sweet affair--with kiddles dressed to the nines, kooky wigs, a lemon drop tree, butterfly strings and marshmallow tea goodie bags.

We began with a book reading but before I began, I just knew we needed something 'more'. 

Ta-da! Dot!

But before I could go on with the book, I thought maybe something (or someone) was STILL missing ...

Ta-da! Tottie!

I love that my kids don't get embarrassed by my shenanigans. Ella (behind us) is cool as a cucumber.

We had a gorgeous book reading, then the kids got busy with swapping around the Tottie wig, and I got into signing books. The kids got busy with their colourings and word searches and making butterfly strings--which were just stunning.

Huge thanks to everyone for coming out on Father's Day! and to Alison and Richard of Dymocks Canberra for hosting us in their utterly gorgeous store. To Nicole Godwin, creative helper and photographer extraordinaire and to my family - Ian, Ella and Riley for helping set up, too. More thanks to my dear Sylvia for the stunning flowers and for taking extra photos, and to the darling Jennie for providing the lemon drop tree and turning up with her Ralph Lauren family!

What a lovely time I had reading and being silly and signing books and chatting to adorable kids. The reaction to this book has been so overwhelming, and it's so heartwarming to see the passion people have for children's books. Our kids' book industry is alive and well, let me just say that!

I think the story was engaging!!

Steve and Suzy--Dymocks gorgeousness

with the gorgeous Alison from Dymocks, moonlighting as Tottie

my two gorgeous friends who never get tired of my book launches!! -- Jennie and Sylvia

with my babies, Riley and Ella

with my new friend, helper and photographer extraordinaire - Nicole Godwin

flowers from Sylvia--Tottie and Dot flavour!

Jack Heath snaffles me for one of his podcasts--
check them out at Unwritten Rules

And to sum it all up ... Nicole captured exactly how today made me feel (below). I so love writing books and I love even more connecting with my readers. Books, kids and pink wigs. What more could an author need?

If you would like the chance to win a very special Tottie and Dot prize pack, be sure to enter the T&D Drawing Comp; click the poster below for more.

Today is also the big Blog Blast celebration - click the poster for the full schedule!


Dani and Nick said...

Stunning........stunning stunning stunning. Those children's faces, your face, Ella and Riley's pride. I love everything about this post. Congratulations on yet another amazing achievement. X

Unknown said...

Looks like it was wonderful! Congratulations!!!

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh it was just such a lovely event, thank you & mega congratulations on a completely adorable book. Love Posie

Em Callaghan said...

I wish wish WISH we could have made it Tan. I was so looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing the fabulous snaps...just gorgeous!

xx Em

Chakriya said...

We loved our first book launch - thank you Canberra Writers Centre and Tottie and Dot! Love the fairy princess in the tiara and her pesky little brother.

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