Legacy Books for the help and cooperation. And, of course, my wife Kay was the perfect hostess, keeping me calm (within the bounds of reason), serving cake, chatting with those who showed up, and in general making things go smoothly.
Every book launch party has to have a cake. Ours was a tres leches cake, and although I didn't go the whole nine yards by having it decorated like the cover of the book (come on, people--we're just going to eat it), it served the purpose well.
Here I am, behind the same desk and chair that Sara Palin used when she signed at Legacy Books. We didn't have Secret Service protection for this one, but on the other hand, we didn't have a crowd in line around the block, either.
But they eventually did show up--we found later that there had been a major wreck and traffic tie-up in the area.
This is just part of the group that attended.
I talked a bit about my journey to publication and answered some questions. Then we enjoyed coffee and cake.
And, of course, I signed some books--about 30 before it was all over.
My thanks to everyone who attended. Thanks, again, to Kay for all she did to make the event go smoothly. Thanks to Jan Kreider for some of the photos that appear here. And thanks to those of you who follow my blog who've already purchased Code Blue. I appreciate it.