|Caroline, Kimberley and Me|
I love meeting blogger friends in person and being able to attend the book release party for Caroline Starr Rose‘s debut, May B, was definitely a treat. Especially since not only did I get to meet Caroline for the first time, I also got to meet an another New Mexico author/blogger/friend: Kimberley Griffiths Little.
I’ve been to quite a few book signing events and I have to say I was impressed with the crowd at Caroline’s event. The only author I know to even come close to having that many people attend is Maggie Stiefvater. Pretty impressive for a debut novelist!
And what a great presentation Caroline put together. It was fun to hear her read a few passages from May B and even more fun to see the original sketches from her cover artist and hear how the process went. My kids were thrilled with the punch bowl full of Jelly Belly’s. I swooned over the cake with the book cover. Isn’t it pretty?
After signing books for more than an hour and a half (yes, the line was that long!), we went out for guaco tacos and sopapillas. Mmmm. (Why can’t anybody make good sopapillas outside of New Mexico???) It was a great way to celebrate the day.
I’m so glad I got to share part of this experience with my agent-mate and so excited to see what she does next. Congrats Caroline!!!