To say our release party was a success is a HUGE understatement!
Over 70 people came to the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA to celebrate the release of my book, Whirlwind, and Killian McRae’s novel, 12.21.12 on Thursday. We were shocked, amazed, and supremely humbled at the turnout!
Friends, family, teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and online friends started arriving at 6 until the room we’d reserved was filled beyond capacity. The room was buzzing with happy conversation and soft music, played by my daughter, Megan.
The biggest surprise was the cake that Killian brought. She and her daughters made the cake from the cover of Whirlwind! And it tasted SO GOOD!
By the time Killian and I started our presentation, it was standing room only. We spoke about our books, our upcoming projects (yes, the sequel to Whirlwind is in the works), and the publishing process. Knowing so many had come to support us chased away the nervous jitters, and I managed to read a short excerpt from Whirlwind without stumbling over my words too many times.
Killian also read from 12.12.12 before we sat down to sign books. Thank you to everyone for being so patient! By the end of the night, all the books we’d brought were gone. Don’t worry, we have more on order to deliver to those who didn’t get one or couldn’t make it.
Thank you so much to everyone who came. Be sure and check out RobinDeJarnettFans for even more photos, and if you have some, I’d love to see them!
This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of dear friends Raquel Cochran and Julie Bounds, and my family, especially daughter and musician Megan and the love of my life, my husband Steve.
I am blessed to call Killian McRae as friend. She’s an amazing writer, full of humor, generosity, and compassion. Please check out her book, 12.21.12, and her website, killianmcrae.com.
One response to “An Amazing Night”
It looks like people had a good time. The cake…oh the cake. How creative and thoughtful of Killian and her daughters. 🙂