Brace yourself, folks, for a ridiculous number of launch party photos. I wanted them all up here so my wonderful friends could see themselves. You guys are the best and I love you all for coming.
But first, a shout out to my photographer, Amy Lopez. She is AMAZING. Here’s her photography website if you want to see more of her work. You should all hire her to shoot your wedding, or your family pictures, or your dog’s glamor shots, even if it means flying her across the country. Seriously, she’s worth it.
Just one of the teens who came and made me smile.
Check out my stylish Mom!
This is my REAL life friend Carmen. She’s not a violinist but she’s an awesome running partner.
Another fabulous teen reader/musician who came and made my day.
Is that THE Jacyln Dolamore? Why yes, it is. The author of MAGIC UNDER GLASS and MAGIC UNDER STONE was there, and she’s doing a signing on Saturday Nov. 12 for her brand new book BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY at Books A Million in Casselberry, 2-4pm. You should all go! She’s a brilliant writer, plus she’s very sweet and a friend of mine. Check out her website to find out more about her books (especially if you love fantasy!)
Yay, look at all my girls! I wanted to jump across the signing table and kiss every one of these sweethearts. Don’t worry, I controlled myself.
Cindy, you win the happy photo award! I think it has more to do with the joke your son was telling you than the book, but that’s okay.
Love this one.
That’s my photographer, Amy Lopez! She also came by earlier in the day to make sure I wore the right outfit. She’s like Rachel Zoe, except she’s not a miserable human being.
Becky, my partner in crime, and her beautiful daughters.
Who is that gorgeous man? And why does he have his arm around me? Oh yeah, that’s my husband (a.k.a. the guy I’m always making fun of on this blog/twitter/facebook/real life.) I’m lucky he’s such a good sport. I’m also lucky he puts up with all my artistic eccentricities. During law school I woke him up at 3 a.m. more than once practicing violin shifting excercises (which sort of sound like the noise a cat would make if you were swinging it around by the tail). Now I wake him up at 3 a.m. clicking on the laptop in bed. See? He really is a good sport.
Amy Hillis, my beta reader for VIRTUOSITY, and my other Rachel Zoe. Again, without the personality disorder.
Yes, she did dare to step on the violin case.
My favorite shot of the night.
Here’s one of the fantastic musicians who played before the launch began. Plus her supportive mom!