The Book Release/Whirlwind Week: A Photo Essay

So now that it has been a few days and I can finally collect my thoughts, here is all that went down in one of the most amazing weeks of my life:

First, I had a radio interview with Gary Zidek of WDCB (click here to listen to it!)

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Then, that night, my author copies came in the mail! Super happy about that.

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Worked all week, then it was finally time for the first event: the signing at City Lit Books on Saturday, November 22.
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It was just about 5 PM and not too many people were here yet. My mom, dad and husband were, and I got to chat with the wonderful owner of City Lit, Teresa Kirschbraun.

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Next, my two college best friends Ali and Danielle, and godchild Rachel walked in the door, having surprised me from Ohio and Colorado! (Cue tears)

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Then, 28 women from my moms’ group filed in, wearing hot pink “Lisa Doyle Fan Club” t-shirts, after coming in from all over the country to surprise me! (Cue shock and awe)

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So I finally pulled myself together and gave a reading and signing for a standing-room-only, sold out crowd! Click here for a video.

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Then we had an amazing after-party at The Owl, a fun bar in Logan Square. (Pictures are not fit for public consumption, sorry!)

The next day I got to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville and saw this awesome sign:

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Then, we set up for the signing. Again, the treats were probably just as much of a draw as the book. (Thanks, Aunt Mary Ann!)

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Then, colleagues, friends, family and book lovers started to arrive.

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The reading began:

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And people seemed to like it 🙂

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Signed a bunch of books for happy people:

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And then there were no more books to be had! (Don’t worry, you can still get them at Barnes & Noble’s website)

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Oh yes, and I also got to sign the post of authors at Anderson’s. I purposely chose to sign right by Liane Moriarty because I adore her books.

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So that was the weekend in a nutshell! I will certainly post about future events. I hope you join me one day soon!

 

 

 


One thought on “The Book Release/Whirlwind Week: A Photo Essay

  1. Yes, quite a whirlwind, and you stayed poised and collected all through it! Thanks for letting me share in this memorable event!
    Aunt MA

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