Tuesday, September 22, 2009

hometown signing

So, on Saturday I had a booksigning at the B&N in my hometown of New Hartford, NY. Thanks to my mom, who spread the word (and bribed and cajoled, as well), there was a really nice crowd waiting for me.

So after a brief reading,I signed books for three hours!

It was so great to see so many people. My next door neighbor, whom you might recognize from The Ugly Vegetables as Irma came:
As well as my elementary school librarian, Ms. McCurdy from The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat:

There were a lot more, but my mom kind of had a hard time taking photos with my iphone! But, I won't complain because if it hadn't been for her there probably wouldn't have been that many people to take photos of anyway. Thanks, Mom!
(You might recognize her as Mommy from The Ugly Vegetables)


Mandi said...


I just stumbled on your blog and website and completely in awe of you talent. Your stories and and artwork are amazing and beautiful. My hubby and I have 3 bio kids and last May brought our daughter home from China (adopted) and are currently in the process of adopting a little boy from Beijing. We are hoping to travel in February or March.

I would love for you to e-mail me privately if you have time, I have a couple of questions for you that I would rather not put on a public forum.


kathytemean said...

I hope you see this. I plan to blog about your book, tonight on my blog www.kathytemean.wordpress.com and would like to put up the trailer for the book. If you can send me the code, I will be able to include it. You can send it to njscbwi@hotmail.com

Great book BTW. Really enjoyed reading it.


Anna Alter said...

Hometown book signings are the best, congrats!!

Grace Lin said...

Hi Mandi & Kathy,

thanks for your comments! I'm on the rd (vacation!) but I'll have my manager contact you. Glad you liked my book!