Photo Gallery: Wish You Were Here Launch Celebration
There’s been a lot of fun involved with writing my first novel — and a lot of hard work too. This past Saturday was all about fun! Family and friends joined with me to celebrate the launch of Wish You Were Here — and the wonderful photographer Lisa Anne Meeter, of Lisa Anne Photography, took photos for me.
If you’re wondering how I felt about the day, this photo pretty much says it all: I had a blast! It was so much fun to be surrounded by family and friends who were excited about my novel. How could I not spend the day smiling and laughing?
Me with two of my dearest friends! Shari (middle) — well, let’s just say there wouldn’t have been a book launch party without her making it happen. And Sonia is my ever-faithful “Preferred Reader,” who gives me feedback on my novels.
This photo is one of my favorites! It’s me with my a-ma-zing agent, Rachelle Gardner. I thank God for blessing me with Rachelle’s influence in my life. (I also love how the photographer framed my wedding gown in the shot too.)
I enlarged the cover of WYWH and matted it. Guests signed it instead of a traditional guest book and I plan to frame it and hang it in my office.
I had lots of fun talking with people. I love the people God has brought into my life — and Saturday was a one-of-a-kind reminder that I have a lot to be thankful for. Oh! That ceramic plate on the table? My family made that for me. It looks like a stamp (think postcards & stamps, as in the postcards in WYWH) and says “First Edition” and has my book cover on it. It’s going on the wall in my office too.
This celebration included all that and more! I’ll be posting a photo album on my author Facebook page!
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