The book launch on Tuesday night was a huge success! We had a steady stream of people all evening long, the entertainment was great, and it was so nice to see friends and family all gathered to support us. If you'd like to see the broad array of pictures taken, visit the Valor blog at this post and this post.
I'd like to re-post a few here that are more specifically geared to my experience at the launch. First off, here is my awesome critique group, who comes out to support me in everything I do. I'm so blessed to have friends like these.
Back row: Nichole Giles, Keith Fisher, and Heather Justesen. Front row: Kimberly Job and me.
Me with Kimberly - not only is she a member of my critique group, but we are now both published with Valor.
The two of us with Karlene Browning, who used to be Kimberly's Young Women adviser as well as having been a blog friend, and then a real friend, of mine for years.
My cute table decorations. Notice the overabundance of doilies. Very Relief Society, don't you think?
Signing a book.
Thank you, everyone, who came out and made the launch so successful. It was so much fun to see you all! And thank you to those who brought socks for Operation Sock Hop. You make Arlette so happy, and she's a hard person to please. This project will continue throughout the entire run of the Secret Sisters series, so feel free to bring me socks at any of the events where I appear.
As a last note, I held a drawing for those who signed up for my mailing list that night. The winner is Jenn Johansson. Jen, I'll mail those cute striped socks out soon!