Book Birthday!

Today at my book launch I felt grateful as I read my story to a throng of supportive people. After Storm Electra ravaged the boston area, I didn't expect much of a showing, but people came!
It only took me 38 years to become an author!  All those years of reading and writing and reading some more paid off.  Now my book is on the shelves of my local bookstore, available at character publishing and soon to be available on Amazon.
Although the cake was red when we went to pick it up, that mishap was quickly resolved.
My son James took some fantastic and artistic pictures.  
Several writer friends showed up too! 

  Thank you to all of you who who've helped me along the way.  
I feel privileged to know you.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Kirsti! I'm so glad we could be there. Congratulations again. It is a blessing to know you.

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  2. Love your umbrella!! I'm so happy for you, Kirsti!

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  3. Congrats congrats!! So exciting. :D Your book looks adorable.

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    1. Thanks Meg! I'm sure that our AWP book club will help me hone another story!

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  4. How marvelous, Kirsti! Congratulations again to you!!

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  5. Can you hear me singing from Texas?! Happy book birthday to you! Happy book birthday to you! Happy book birthday, dear Kirsti! Happy book birthday to you! I loooove the pictures! You were on my mind so much today! I can't wait to see you in May! You are an amazing writer and person!

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    1. Thanks for reading and thinking about and critiquing and brainstorming with me all these months....you're a brilliant help!

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  6. How exciting!! Your are such an inspiration and the cutest in pink rain boots!! Love you!!

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  7. Congratulations on your book launch and successful book signing day. Very exciting stuff!

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    1. Thanks Alayne! Being part of your sub six FB group has helped me continue to submit, so that I can get some of my other stories out there! Thanks for starting that group!

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  8. Happy Book Birthday! It looks like your book launch was a success (and lots of fun!). Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Dana! It was really wonderful.

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  9. wow! 38 years? I'm going on 35 from the time I decided I wanted to be a children's book author. But, I've been super serious at it for about 5 years now, so hopefully I'm getting close. Congrats to you!! Wishing you continued success!

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    1. Well, I've kind of always wanted to be an author, but I got serious about it 3 years ago. I was just lucky that someone wanted one of my stories so quickly. I'm realizing how hard it is, now that my other stories are getting repeatedly rejected. I feel blessed to have one book and I'll just keep working towards getting other stories out there!

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  10. So sorry to have missed it! Totally iced in here. Will Raindrop become a snow crystal? ;-D Glad you had such a marvelous crowd. The lovely woman who manages those events really keeps those children under her spell!

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    1. Cathy, I'm sorry you couldn't come, but that's New England for you! Hopefully we can meet in person soon!

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  11. Congratulations Kirsti! It looked like a wonderful celebration for a fantastic accomplishment.

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    1. Thanks Jeana. It was a great celebration!

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  13. Congratulations. It looks like it was a fun time!

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    1. Thanks Stacy! It was a lot of fun!

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