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