Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fun at Barnes & Noble

My kids' school had a special Book Fair event at our local Barnes & Noble last night, and I was so proud of its success, I decided I needed to share! I think we've had these events in the past, but this time we decided to really give it a big push and see what would happen. We held it from 5:30 to 8:30, and had the following highlights:





Our fifth grade jugglers










Our middle school chimes group









Our ukulele and harp ensemble










And our teachers relaxing in the cafe






But the greatest part for me was meeting Danette Haworth, a local author that has recently published her first book "Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning". See my review here and my interview with her here. We were lucky enough to get her to do a "meet and greet" at the same time as our event, and I think we spent most of the time chatting about becoming a writer, her current blog tour, other Florida authors, and of course our obsession with Adam Lambert, the hottest thing that has hit American Idol in years. Danette's sister even kept us company! Here are some pictures of Danette:




I'm very excited because Danette is in the process of writing her second novel "Hotel of Blueberry Goodness". She's just finished her first manuscript, and is on pace for her release in 2010. I will be first in line!

8 comments:

Beth F said...

Thanks for sharing all the photos. This looks a exciting day for both the kids and one of our favorite bloggers! What a super time.

farmlanebooks said...

That looks like a great event! I wish I had things like that near me.

Melody said...

Sounds fun, and it's always great to meet authors, isn't it? Thanks for sharing with us!

ds said...

Sounds like a great evening! I'm especially intrigued by the harp and ukulele ensemble--not a combination you see every day. Looks like the author and her audience had fun.

Kaye said...

looks like a good time was had by all!

Mr. Chester said...

That looks like lots of fun. I was a juggler way back in elementary school myself. I can still do it, too. ;-)

P.S. I put Let The Right On In in the mail on Monday. It's coming Book Rate which can take two to three weeks, but it should be there in time for summer reading.

Matt said...

I'm excited to see that a chain bookstore is giving back to the community by hosting events like you have highlighted. :)

Iliana said...

How fun! I bet the kids had a great time. Don't you just love it when there are special events at bookstores? I love poetry readings, music, etc.