Thank you to everyone who came to my book party yesterday to celebrate the launch of Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to see you there.
|I had this vague, unsettling image in mind of Mary Richards (main character of the Mary Tyler Moore show from the 70s) nervously pacing her apartment, throwing yet another terrible party.
Thankfully, you guys showed up, and I wasn’t left feeling like a virtual fool.
More than 300 of you came by the launch–some of you several times. You came from all over the United States, as well as from Perth, Australia; Barcelona, Spain; Wassenaar, Netherlands; and Bathgate in the U.K. I’m honored you traveled so far! 72 of you signed my guestbook, and I’ll be printing out numbers and doing the random drawing today for door prizes.
You watched videos, played games, and chatted with me. Some of you went back home and told other people to come check it out. You said nice things in your comments and guestbook entries, and I felt like a star for the day.
P.S. All the activities will remain live on the ning for the time being. The only changes will be that live chat will be disabled, and the door prizes will have been already distributed. But feel free to drop by and Spot the Differences or leave a poem or whatever you like!