Friday, June 20, 2008

Day 5: Daphne's Real World Book Launch!

2K8ers love a good blog party, but nothing beats a debut author's first real world launch party!

I had my book party (Alive and Well in Prague New York) at the wonderful Bank Street Bookstore in my neighborhood in Manhattan. Friends and family braved fierce heat to come out and help me celebrate.

This is me and my super fabulous editor Jill Santopolo, who is an excellent author in her own right. She introduced my reading. I was pretty nervous about it but it was a sympathetic audience and they cheered me on. Afterwards I signed books.

This is my friend Keith Bunin who is a terrific playwright and screenwriter. He was one of a group of friends from high school who came out to show their support. It’s neat to have friend who actually knew me as a teen read my teen book!

Here are some other friends and my awesome-beyond-words agent Alyssa Eisner-Henkin. Writer Kathryne Alfred is in there too along with a couple of other friends. After the signing we headed out for food and drinks at a nearby restaurant.

And here’s another group that came out to support me: some Class of 2K8ers! This is me with Donna Freitas, Courtney Sheinmel and Nina Nelson.

It was so much fun to celebrate my book’s arrival in the world and I’m so grateful to everyone who came!

Thanks for a wonderful week, Daphne!


Anonymous said...

Yay, Daphne! And I love that last picture!

PJ Hoover said...

It looks like an utter blast!!!!

Tasha said...

Looks like tons of fun!!

Had to let you know....when I was at Barnes and Nobles yesterday I saw your book and then proceed to push the other books to the side and turn yours out so everyone got a good look at it!! Couldn't pass up a chance to give it the credit it deserves:)

daphne grab said...

courtney, i'm so glad you were there!

pj, i wish you were there!

tasha, i love you!!

Barrie said...

Wow! Looks like so much fun! And, I'm with you, how very very cool that a teen friend who's an adult writer was present for your teen book launch!!!