During the launch I did get a little Academy Award-ish when it came to recognizing my daughter Holly and her husband who had come all the way from Nanaimo (the book is dedicated to her; as a child the first thing she read in any book was the dedication), my ex-colleague Namrit Uppal who did the lovely poster promoting the event, Stella who did the catering (really, that's her name - yeah for the Stellas of this world!), and Vancouver Kidsbooks (South Surrey store) who handled the booksales, and absentees Sophie Vecchiato (MM405's first kid reader) and my editor at Orca Book Publishers, Sarah Harvey (who is launching two new books hereself later this month.).
And of course I had to mention the wonderful people at Surrey Public Library who co-sponsored the event by providing the venue, helping with promotion, and cheering me on every step of the way. What good friends!
"Three people bought six books each!" said Maggie B. of Vancouver Kidsbooks; she sold so many I had to dig into my own supply to make sure everyone who wanted one got a copy of Meeting Miss 405.