No, I'm not picking my nose. Just going over my notes before the show.
I always enjoy going on this fun talk show that airs out of Portland, OR. Thanks guys, for a great time!
Wait a minute. You don't work here!
Book signing parties are always fun, and I love visiting all my local Barnes & Noble stores. I especially love visiting the Federal Way Barnes & Noble in Washington because my family always turns out. And they are so fun! As some of you know, my big brother has taken to coming in disguise. Last year he was a little old lady. The year before he looked like such a suspicious character the store employees almost called the police. But once they heard the laughter from our corner of the store they knew he was okay. This year he was a handyman, complete with ladder and tool belt and a fake wig and beard. And even though he called the store to make sure this would be okay, he received quite a few eyebrows when he walked in. Ever vigilant, one store customer actually checked with me to see if I had a brother who was wandering around the store in disguise.
Of course, I see more than my family. Old friends often show up and that is such a treat! Here Gerhardt catches up with our friends Dave and Sandie from the burbs.
New friends show up, too. At the Bellevue Barnes & Noble outside of Seattle, I had the opportunity to meet one of my Facebook friends and a loyal reader. Claudia came out
And, of course, we always have goodies and prizes. As you can see, we're staring to make a dent in the cookies! All the ladies took home chocolate roses and recipes for my Super Comforting Mac & Cheese. It was a busy and long day but oh, so fun. Thanks to all who came out!
We did so much laughing at this party. Why everyone is looking so serious in this picture I have no idea!
We had so much fun at our book launch party at The Loft restaurant in Poulsbo last night. A big thanks to Suzanne, owner of Liberty Bay Books, for hosting us.
We have got so much fun stuff planned for this fall, including a music video tie-in with the November release, "Merry Ex-mas". Here I am on the set with Santa. Is he the most perfect Santa or what?!
Summer was filled with fun and excitement. (Some of the excitement I could have done with out, but that's life isn't it? A mixture of sweet and sour.) And here is little Sheila enjoying one of the sweet moments: backyard croquet with old college pals on Labor Day weekend.