Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Party in New Mexico

Caroline, Kimberley and Me
I love meeting blogger friends in person and being able to attend the book release party for Caroline Starr Rose's debut, May B, was definitely a treat. Especially since not only did I get to meet Caroline for the first time, I also got to meet an another New Mexico author/blogger/friend: Kimberley Griffiths Little.

I've been to quite a few book signing events and I have to say I was impressed with the crowd at Caroline's event. The only author I know to even come close to having that many people attend is Maggie Stiefvater. Pretty impressive for a debut novelist!

And what a great presentation Caroline put together. It was fun to hear her read a few passages from May B and even more fun to see the original sketches from her cover artist and hear how the process went. My kids were thrilled with the punch bowl full of Jelly Belly's. I swooned over the cake with the book cover. Isn't it pretty?

After signing books for more than an hour and a half (yes, the line was that long!), we went out for guaco tacos and sopapillas. Mmmm. (Why can't anybody make good sopapillas outside of New Mexico???) It was a great way to celebrate the day.

I'm so glad I got to share part of this experience with my agent-mate and so excited to see what she does next. Congrats Caroline!!!


Laura Pauling said...

Sounds terrific! I'm so happy to see Caroline's book finally make its debut!

Unknown said...

I forgot you and Caroline are agent-sisters.

That's awesome about the big turn out. Nothing worse than having a party and barely anyone shows up. Though it's not so bad if the only one to show up is the hot dude. The hot single dude (assuming you're single too). :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome that you got to go to Caroline's book signing. And that it was so well attended.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Hi there! It was so fun to meet you in the flesh, Ms. Peterson. You have a lovely family and impeccable taste in food. We had snow in the mountains on Monday (only rain in the city, though). xo

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

It was GREAT to meet you, Sherrie! And so much fun to chat! Have fun reading with your kids - and good luck on your revisions, too. Can't wait to hear FAB news!:-)

Krispy said...

Looks like it was a fun time. Love the cake!

Kelly Polark said...

I love book signings! And even better when you meet up with buddies!
And the cake looks scrumptious!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Oh, how fun! Congrats to your friend! It's so awesome to meet friends you've made online. Hope one day I get to meet you! :)

Sherrie Petersen said...

Laura: After all she went through, I'm really happy that this debut day came, too!

Stina: It was awesome to see such a big crowd show up for her party, though the only cute guy I noticed was my hubby :)

Natalie: We had fun and I think she did, too.

Caroline: Thanks for introducing me to the guaco tacos! Perfect complement to the sopapillas. J was glad to hear that you only got rain so she didn't miss out on any snow :)

Kimberley: I'm so glad we got to chat, too! And I'm crossing my fingers for good news, too :)

Krispy: Wasn't the cake gorgeous? I wouldn't have even wanted to cut it if it was mine!

Kelly: I love book signings, too. I'm going to another one tomorrow!

Michelle: I hope we meet one day too! One day it will happen. I have no doubt :)

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Wish I could have been there! Looks like a wonderful party and I'm so happy for Caroline.

Glad that you got to attend. And yes, that cake is amazing. We had a book cover cake for K.M. Walton when we hosted her launch party earlier this month.

Susan R. Mills said...

Sounds like fun! The cake looks yummy.

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