Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Get Ready to Party!

Her son was one of my son's best friends in high school. In fact, her son and mine rowed together, roomed together in college, and still get together to this day in New York City, where they both live.

(Left to right) Her son, my son, and their mutual good friend

She and I attended many regattas together, visited each other's homes, and traded smiles at each other's children's weddings.

This same lovely lady now works at Barnes & Noble. When she heard about my upcoming book last year (while it was still in its infancy and nowhere near completion), she graciously offered to host my book's launch party at her store. I graciously accepted.

Fast-forward one year. I went to see her. My book's finally done. Are you still interested in hosting my launch party? I asked. She nodded enthusiastically. I smiled broadly. Thus, my party was born. And now it's officially official.

My sign in the Barnes & Noble window in Crocker Park

So, in a nutshell, I just wanted you to know it's coming up. Please mark your calendars and plan to make it if you can. It will be truly festive, I assure you.

Here are the nitty gritties:

WHO: I (the humble author) will be there to give a short talk and sign books. I will also be accompanied by one of my favorite chefs (see next).

GUEST CHEF: Karen Small, the popular and talented chef/owner of Flying Fig, will be there with samples of her signature fig scones (the recipe is in my book!).

WHAT: Short talk and book signing, plus dessert and coffee.

BONUS: Free gift with every book signed!

WHERE: Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Crocker Park), 198 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145

WHEN: Thursday, October 11, from 7-10pm

WHY:  Because I want to personally celebrate the release of my first book with you and to thank you for all your support!


Mary Manno Sweeney said...

Congratulations, Maria! Look forward to the party.

Maria Isabella said...

I look forward to seeing you there, Mary! Would also love to meet Keith as well. Hope he can make it, too.