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...and the other shoe drops!

posted Oct 5, 2011, 8:33 PM by Kristen Caven   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 9:34 AM ]
Over 4000 people came to my October first book launch of The Reason She Left! There was dancing, face painting, tons of great food, and even an alpine horn player. 

Okay, very few people actually KNEW they were at my book launch...they were enjoying Oaktoberfest... but I did sell my first book, right in front of the beer tent!

In the evening, I spoke to an intimate audience of brilliant colleagues as a "Local Literary Light" at a fundrasier for the MacArthur Metro. Then I jetted off to the APE Aftermath party in San Francisco, dreaming of winning an amazing prize for one of my mini-comics.

A smiling yellow moon laughed at me all the way across the bridge. A beautiful warm night. Only in my mind was the party all about me—but I was just excited to be there.

It's a lot of work writing a book! A lot of love, a lot of time, a lot of responsibilities ignored... I'm glad to be done. Now the annoying part starts—trying to sell a few copies! (Buy one, please?)

The four cool hipsters who actually knew it was my book launch >>

A few more highlights of the Big Pretend Launch/Party Day:
  • a free acupuncture treatment at the festival
  • I made it all the way to the big red button at the top of the climbing wall
  • An awesome intro to my presentation by Metro Man (my favorite local superhero)
  • hanging out in what might be the world's most loving minicomic library (see photo, above)
  • support from my two favorite  book stores: Laurel Books and Isotope Comics Lounge
  • seeing all three (yes, 3...) of my new publications on the new releases shelves... together!