Party in New Mexico

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!!!

11 thoughts on “Party in New Mexico

  1. I forgot you and Caroline are agent-sisters.

    That's awesome about the big turn out. Nothing worse than having a party and barely anyone shows up. Though it's not so bad if the only one to show up is the hot dude. The hot single dude (assuming you're single too). šŸ˜€

  2. Laura: After all she went through, I'm really happy that this debut day came, too!

    Stina: It was awesome to see such a big crowd show up for her party, though the only cute guy I noticed was my hubby šŸ™‚

    Natalie: We had fun and I think she did, too.

    Caroline: Thanks for introducing me to the guaco tacos! Perfect complement to the sopapillas. J was glad to hear that you only got rain so she didn't miss out on any snow šŸ™‚

    Kimberley: I'm so glad we got to chat, too! And I'm crossing my fingers for good news, too šŸ™‚

    Krispy: Wasn't the cake gorgeous? I wouldn't have even wanted to cut it if it was mine!

    Kelly: I love book signings, too. I'm going to another one tomorrow!

    Michelle: I hope we meet one day too! One day it will happen. I have no doubt šŸ™‚

  3. Wish I could have been there! Looks like a wonderful party and I'm so happy for Caroline.

    Glad that you got to attend. And yes, that cake is amazing. We had a book cover cake for K.M. Walton when we hosted her launch party earlier this month.

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