A few weekends ago, I had the treat of my life.
I'm going to be leaving San Francisco the week before The Disappearances is published, so an incredible group of Bay Area book bloggers decided to get together and throw me a mini-launch party before I go. I will never forget this night!
Christy and Nancy, the most generous and amazing bloggers behind the Tales of the Ravenous Reader blog, planned a night at Petroglyph in San Jose for snacks, books, and painting pottery.
Check out the slideshow below for some pics! A special thanks to HMH and my publicist, Michelle, for providing the ARCs!
The bloggers and book friends in attendance--please give their links some love and follows! You want these people in your life! ;)
Fellow authors, when you are in the area, make sure you get a chance to meet this group and film an interview with Nancy and Christy.
One of my very favorite things about the night was Nancy's surprise Disappearances-themed "disappearing" mocktail. If you click through the Instagram post below you can see it on the last slide. It was SO clever--and it tasted good, too. (Maybe if we are lucky she will share the recipe with us...)
Last night was one of the best nights ever!! An absolutely incredible group of local Bay Area bloggers threw a soft launch for THE DISAPPEARANCES since I'll be leaving before it officially releases. The generosity, creativity, and kindness of this group absolutely blew me away. A special thank you to @diamondxgirl and @ravenousreader for organizing the whole thing. 💖💖💖 Everyone go check out their fabulous blog, www.talesoftheravenousreader.com!! #thedisappearances #bookstagram #yabooks #authorsofinstagram #blogger #writerofinstagram #petroglyph #currentlyreading #gratitude #findbeautyeverywhere
And check out the plate Joss painted and all of the girls signed. It turned out SO well!
What can I even say? The Bay Area is known for its unbelievable book community. Between the local authors, booksellers, and bloggers I met this year, I was so incredibly blessed by my time here. Thank you for your kindness--I will miss you all and can't wait for an opportunity to come back and visit some day!