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Happy Birthday, FLASH BURNOUT!

This is how I feel today:




And this way:

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(Flowers from friends)

My book signing yesterday at Powell's was absolutely wonderful. SO MANY people showed up for me! They kept having to set up more chairs. (Don't be too impressed ... I think 95% of them already knew me.)

I gave my little speech and it went pretty well, although I got distracted when I was throwing chocolate at people, and skipped part of it. But no one noticed, so it was okay. My FAVORITE part was when our 16-year-old friend Nathan did the reading - I could NOT STOP SMILING the whole time he was reading. I got to hear Blake's voice in an actual teen boy's voice!! He did an awesome job.

My friend Suzanne Young wrote up such a perfect post about the day that I really don't think I can improve on it. Stop by her blog to read more - there are pictures! (Ours came out weird and grainy.)

I couldn't fall asleep last night because I was just lying there in the dark, smiling, remembering the day.

Thank you to everyone who showed up!

P.S. OH!!! Please go to Jama's blog and enjoy her photo-inspired post! Jama, I <3 you!

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carriejones
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
I am SO happy for you!!!! And for the reading world.
lkmadigan
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Carrie!

*pashes*
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lkmadigan
Oct. 19th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, Melodye.

I'm proud of you, too!

And one day I'll be smiling through my tears when your book is born.

xo
soniag
Oct. 19th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have BEEN THERE!!!!!

Congrats!

A smash success!

I am AGLOW with delight!

Have some cupcakes.
lkmadigan
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, SoniaG, my dear!
lisaalbert
Oct. 19th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome, Lisa! Congratulations!!!
lkmadigan
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, Lisa!!
jbknowles
Oct. 19th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so happy for you!! And I can't wait to get my copy.

xo
onegrapeshy
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS! I just blogged about you. :) xx
dlgarfinkle
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful party!
jgurtler
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yowza! Congrats on release day!!!
13r3asonswhy
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
I'm looking forward to reading it.
lkmadigan
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!!
robinellen
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
This is so exciting -- it's such a beautiful book!!
tracyworld
Oct. 19th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on a magical day, Lisa. I'm going to get a copy of your book and cannot wait to read it!
lkmadigan
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, Tracy!!
azang
Oct. 19th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Congrats! And Happy Book Release day!
jo_no_anne
Oct. 19th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
YAY! Congrats on your release!!
cmfletcher
Oct. 19th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
It was a beautiful, fun debut, Lisa--well done!! Now I can't wait to read the book--Nathan's reading was incredible.
lkmadigan
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Thanks, Chris! Wasn't he just the BEST?
shellijohannes
Oct. 19th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
yay! congrads on your new baby!
lucky_life
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Lisa,
Belated congratulations on FLASH BURNOUT's big debut!

I've not been on LJ at all, but was just reminded that I needed to re-up and then started checking on my friends and lo and behold, realized I was not too-too late to chime in with how happy I am for your wonderful success. And I gather you have another book coming out as well in 2010! You're amazing. I can't wait to read FLASH BURNOUT. Seriously. I am struggling for words...

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