|Two outta three ain't bad.|
I am relieved and happy to report that I did remember to go, and I did bring the sweets. The bit about Margo having the flu was real, unfortunately, not just because it meant she couldn't be there but also because it meant I picked up the cupcakes at Pinkabella, and not only did I get the two dozen minis, but I absolutely had to try today's Blueberry Pie flavor!
|Front side of the display|
|And the back!|
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Carolyn, Abby and Don--and Christian at the register! Abby went above and beyond because--wouldn't you know it--you gather any group of more than ten young children, and one of them is sure to pee his pants or throw up. In this case, we had barfing (this happened before I read the book, so don't blame Mia), and Abby valiantly took care of it because the show must go on.
And on it went. All the kids managed to follow and pay attention. We did some impromptu polling as we read. The results:
100% liked cupcakes
10% liked vegetables
0% knew what a rutabaga was
Thanks again for being a great audience and for your support of the book(s). I say books because two women showed up to buy my novels--for them the cupcake reading was pure frosting, so to speak. As a parting shot, I leave you with our book's placement. Uh huh, right next to Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing. The Leader of the Free World and your neighborhood authors and illustrators!
|Hangin' with the President|