I had a pretty busy day yesterday. I visited family out of town and spent time with my niece, Ella:
Later in Tacoma, Ella and I had lunch with my husband, sister, mom, and grandma. Then a few of us headed to Borders for Kimberly Derting's THE BODY FINDER launch party. She did a short talk and reading, and there was a great turnout! Mandy Hubbard and Phoebe Kitanidis (author of the forthcoming WHISPER) were there as well.
Here's Phoebe and me waiting in line to get our books signed:
And here's me with Kimberly:
Later, my sister and I headed to Third Place Books where Carrie Ryan had a reading/signing. This was my first time meeting Carrie. I'm pretty sure I follow her on Twitter and FB, but I don't think we'd ever communicated directly. Anyway, we have the same agent, which was my conversation lead in. Carrie was SO TOTALLY NICE and even gave me a hug and posed for this picture:
I also got to meet book blogger Sarah of Sarah's Random Musings at Carrie's signing. I don't have photographic evidence, but I think she might! It was funny because Sarah and I had both been at Kimberly's event earlier in the day but didn't run into each other there because there were so many other people milling around.
After that, I saw my husband's band, Alabaster, play. They had a great turnout, too! (No pictures because I was tired of dragging my camera around by then.)
So all in all, a pretty eventful day, yeah? Yeah!