Monday, March 22, 2010

MY LAUNCH DAY CELEBRATION!!!

This is the post where I bore you with all of my launch party pics!





AWESOME raffle basket,
complete with engraved iPod!


Thank you Tam and Jacqueline, I couldn't
have done any of this without you!!!

Friends and family dressed up in their TBF T-shirts...
how cool is that???

There were Team Jay-ers...


My Mom...






And my youngest (not to be mistaken for me!)


And LOTS of great friends!!!!































Why, yes, I do have the cutest nephew!!!







Author Heidi Willis flew out from DC!









Fellow Tenners Mindi Scott and Phoebe Kitanidis
stopped by too!!!







My littlest fan (she was so excited she could barely stay awake!!!)







Some of my best friends in the whole world!


I may have been a little tired of having my picture taken ;)






A little BEFORE and AFTER!










All-in-all it was a great day!

Stay tuned, I'll post the after-party pics tomorrow!!!!!!!



(A special thanks to Kimberly Atkins and Heidi Willis for the photographs!)

35 comments:

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Wow--what an awesome event! Congratulations. I SO wish I could've been there, but sadly--until I figure out the whole 'teleporting' thing, I guess I'll have to wait for you to come to So Cal for a signing!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Wow! What an event! Congrats and happy release day!

Denise Jaden said...

Kim!!! It looks like it was such an AWESOME launch party. Yes, I'm feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't make it. Totally THRILLED for you though (and I want one of those t-shirts!)

Ella Press said...

Awesome pics! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

I want to go to one of these events one day *cries*. Why do I have to live in Arg right now?

Congrats on your release day!

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

That looks like you were having such a great time! Congratulations on you release day.... Squeeee
And my ohhh my I really want one of The Body Finder Tees!~

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

What a fun event! It looked like it was a blast-I wish I could have been there. I love the picture o everyone in their t-shirts-how awesome is that!

Amber Skye said...

Looks like a blast! Congrats on your big day! Do a little Happy Dance, because you deserve it :D

http://addicted2reading4evr.blogspot.com/

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Ah! OMG those pictures are so awesome and WOW what a crowd and the t-shirts! I'd have been all over the t-shirts. Congratulations that is too cool! Wish I could have been there, Kim!!!

Diane J. said...

Fantastic! What a great turn out you got. Congratulations.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Congrats! That party looked like so much fun!!

Book Addict Girl said...

OMG, how fun. I want a Body Finder shirt with Team Jay on the back. I'll pay for it, hahaha. Where can I get one?!

Me = LOVE JAY!

Mundie Moms said...

Congratulations!!! What a great turn out!!

Elie said...

Wow-looks like a great time. I have been using my street team gear to spread the word around here. The woman at the bookstore was thrilled to hear the book didn't involve vampires. LOL

ReggieWrites said...

OMG! OMG! Congrats Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The shirts are totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU HAD SUCH A SUCCESSFUL RELEASE PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, totally awesome release day celebration for sure! It looks like it was a lot of fun. I love those shirts too. They made me laugh.

ReggieWrites said...

And I noticed you were wearing the flower pin!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! =)))))))

BrittLit said...

Hooray and congrats. I will be reading this soon!

I Heart Monster said...

Super congrats! And thanks for all of the pics! I love to see pics from events like this, it makes me smile!

DJ said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited/happy for you and thanks for sharing the pictures!

Kristi Faith said...

That looks like a great turnout and an awesome time! Congratulations!!!!

Heidi Willis said...

That was such an awesome day!! I'm bummed I missed the other tenners! There were so many people there I missed a lot of them! I'll catch them on your next release, right? :)

I'm in the middle of your book and LOVING it!! I'm not at all pleased that I have so much to do and can't just completely blow it all off to finish it up! (It may be a late night if I can stay awake! That flight is killing me still!-- but so worth it!)

Heidi Willis said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you I put some pics up on my blog too...mostly the same ones from facebook, but with a running commentary. :)

Jen said...

Yay how fabulous!!!! It looks like you had such an amazing time! Can't wait for my wonderful pictures!!

I received my book in the mail today and can't wait to start it!!

storyqueen said...

Congratulations! What a great event!

(I LOVE the T-shirts!!!)

Shelley

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Very cool! And I huge congrats!!!! I bought my copy :)

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Congratulations! The pictures are lovely. I wish you the BEST with The Body Finder. You create a GREAT story and I can’t wait for the sequel.


Sincerely
Michelle

Precious said...

Awesome event! You really had fun! It was so great to see that lots of people were there to support you! I really like the Before and After shot of the shelf. The Body Finder was grabbed out of them and shoved under very eager reader faces. :) Congratulations!!
The T shirs were amazing!! *coughs* I wish there's a contest for T shirts. *coughs* :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh this looks like the most amazing book launch EVER! So many people! So many books! Exactly how it should be! We're totally taking notes...

And I SO want a TEAM JAY t-shirt! Awesome.

Little Ms J said...

Love it! I want a Team Jay shirt too. Very cool and what wonderful friends!

Book Monster said...

Ooh you went all out one this,lol.

Dwayne said...

Amaaazing - congrats, Kim! :) I hope you come by the UK too :)

Lynsey Newton said...

What a great event! Now if we can only get you to come to the UK and repeat that!!! Looking forward to reading the book, it's sitting next to me...staring at me, begging to be read!!

Kimberly Derting said...

So I DIDN'T bore you with all my pics??? Good, cuz I have more!

I can't believe how popular the TEAM JAY t-shirts are! I may have to work on that ;)

Candace said...

Oh I wish I could have been there! I plan to be at Powells for your Portland signing if everything goes right. I'm so excited to get the book (and read it!) and hopefully get some stuff for a giveaway on my blog! I've seen your book all over the blogosphere and heard so many rave reviews that I'm DYING to read it!
Candace
http://candacesreadingblog.blogspot.com/

Heather B. Moore said...

I hope it's a huge success--that and your book overall. I've recommended your books to many. I'll be here in Utah reading it :)