Class of 2k8: Shhh....Everybody, come on in. Quickly. Keep the lights dimmed. We're throwing a cyber surprise party for Barrie Summy.
BECAUSE IT'S THE ACTUAL RELEASE DATE OF HER HUMOROUS TEEN MYSTERY I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES AND SHE HAS HER VERY FIRST SIGNING THIS EVENING!** (Classmate slaps hands to mouth and starts whispering) The actual date. And we have gifts to help her through the day. (points to pile of wrapped presents in classroom corner) Now, find somewhere to hide.
(Twenty-six creative classmates scurry to crouch under desks and behind chairs. The door opens.)
Barrie: Hello! (turns on lights)
Class of 2k8: SURPRISE!!
Barrie: (hanging onto desk for support) Wow, you guys. Just wow. (She looks super shocked.)
And here are the gifts...
a variety of utensils to sign your book
a really cute rhino stamp for next to your signature
adorable teal and purple ink pads
licorice because we know how much you love it
And...your very own book trailer for I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES!
Barrie: You guys are THE best! A million thank-yous!
**p.s. Barrie really is signing tonight. So, if you're anywhere near San Diego, go see her at Warwick's, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037, 6:00-8:00PM, Dec. 9, 2008