Wow, hard to believe, but it has been a month since my new novel, Profusion, was released!
On Saturday (Sept. 30) I tried something I've never done before: a Book Release Party. Our local bookstore asked me if I wanted to do this. At first I was unsure, but then I thought, "Okay, why shouldn't I celebrate all those months of hard work?"
So I decided to run with it and just have a good time. Trish and I came up with some activities and fun snacks. We had a scavenger hunt in the store. People searched for animals from the Diffusion series that were hiding among the books. By carefully considering the clues, they found the specific books, and therefore the animals.
Our snacks were based on animals from the Diffusion books. For example, we had green tree pythons:
And we had New Guinea Crocodiles (made with Nutter Butter cookies):
And here are a few of the others:
I know, I know. It's all very silly. But it gets worse. Because I told jokes. Really bad ones. Examples, you ask?
What do you call a lazy baby tree kangaroo? A pouch potato.
Tree kangaroos can jump higher than a house. Because houses can't jump.
You know where kangaroos like to eat breakfast? At iHop.
I did a 15-minute reading from Profusion, and I even did a ventriloquist act with my stuffed tree kangaroo, Tupela:
Overall, it was terrific fun. But it involved a lot of preparation, so I'm not sure I'll try to do it again. But who knows? After completing my next book, I may be ready to celebrate all over again!
Everyone needs a creative outlet. That's why I write.