Wednesday, June 10, 2009

launch

So the flowers were made, the bags were filled and the sugee cookies were plated.Now all I needed were people! Would it be a disastrous empty room filled with goody bags and echos?

At least I knew my blue rose girls would show. But would anyone else?

YES! Yippee, a full house!

Now, my little speech about some of the background of the book. Just hoping I am coherent:

Then, reading an excerpt (some kids read silently along, so cute!):
Followed by a mad dash for cupcakes to see who won the coins:

While I signed books:

The sugee cookies were eaten (though it took a little encouraging):

And even the paper flowers found new places to bloom:
A lovely, lovely launch.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon could not have had a warmer welcome. Thank you all SO much for coming!

6 comments:

Irene said...

Thank YOU!!! It was a fantastic party. Congratulations again!

Tricia said...

Hi Grace,
It looks like it was a wonderful party. By any chance have you seen Booklist's post on the Top 10 SF/Fantasy for Youth for 2009? WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON is on it! Congratulations.

Here's a link to the article.
http://booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=3516193

Best,
Tricia

Amy said...

Congratulations Grace! Wish I could have been there! I'm moving back to HK next month so maybe I'll have to host you again. I'll be at HKIS upper primary (grades 3-5)!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks everyone! Stay tuned for the online launch. It will be at my facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Lin/87861184226?ref=ts

So, please join up!

Amy, I would LOVE to visit Hong Kong and see you again!! Really, it was one of the best trips of my life.

Marjorie said...

It lookes like it was a lovely party - Congratulations! Thank you for sharing all the great photos.

We're looking forward to hosting you on your blog tour for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh, I am curious, how the tasters like the Chinese cookies? :P Great launch, it's a fulled house!