Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Shhh...Cyber Surprise Party for Barrie Summy

Class of 2k8: Shhh....Everybody, come on in. Quickly. Keep the lights dimmed. We're throwing a cyber surprise party for Barrie Summy.

Why?

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

10 comments:

Laura said...

Yippppeeeeee!!! Congrats! Cannot wait to get me a copy!

debra said...

Happy day, Barrie!!! KUDOS to you.

Jenny Meyerhoff said...

Have an amazing time at your signing!

TJ Brown said...

Have fun! Love the Rhino stamp... I have a lips stamp for my signings:)
Teri

Stacy Nyikos said...

Sign a million copies!!!!!!

nancy-v said...

I'll be there!
I'll be invisible though so you might not notice me.
Rock the house, my friend.
-Nancy

Regina Scott said...

I'll be with you in spirit, Barrie. Get it? In spirit? Well, your humor is funnier than mine anyway! Those folks in San Diego are going to have a blast!

N.A. Nelson said...

Woo-hoo! I love surprise parties, and licorice, and first book signings (well, ANY book signings really!) Have a fun and fantastic time tonight, Barrie! I'll be thinking about you...and eating licorice...(I snuck a pack from the surprise party-sorry!)

Nina

Barrie said...

Laura and Debra--thanks for finding me over here!

Jenny--I did have an amazing time!

Teri Brown--I like the lips stamp idea

Stacy--Random House would be very happy if I signed a million copies!

Nancy--THAT WAS THE BEST SURPRISE!

Regina--In spirit? I totally get it!

Nina--I'm always happy to share licorice with you.

Ellen Booraem said...

*Bursts into blog, waving streamers.*

SURPRI-I-I-I-ISE!!!!

*Realizes that she's late, as usual, and that everyone is standing around, glass in one hand, licorice in the other, staring at her.*

Sorry I was late, Barrie. Hope the reading rocked!

*slinks out.*