Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Surrender Launch Party

I had a blast last night at Elana Johnson's Surrender Launch Party up at The King's English Bookshop in SLC.

*me, Kathryn Purdie, Michelle Davidson Argyle*

We started with a delicious Italian dinner with Elana and other writer friends then listened to her speak about her experiences this past year since Possession first came out.

She was hilarious as always, and I even won a door prize (Uglies by Scott Westerfield, a Surrender bracelet, and a purple hair match Elana's blue one).

*Can you see out matching hair strips?*

Then of course I had my book signed and can't wait to read it!

To celebrate even more, I am giving away a copy of Surrender to one lucky blog reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and June 15th. Extra points for following my blog and spreading the word via FB, twitter, or blogpost. Just let me know in your comment.

I'm going camping all next week and won't even have cell phone reception, let alone internet access. But fear not, I have a few blog posts scheduled. Tune in Monday to read about a time I didn't surrender (as part of Elana's Never Surrender Blogfest) and Tuesday and Thursday for the First Fight/First Kiss Blogfest. Though I'll be unresponsive to comments all week, I'll be back next weekend to catch up.


Cassie Mae said...

How fun!!! So jealous you met Elana! :)

Robin said...

I'm so in. Sounds like you had a ton of fun! I can't wait to meet Elana. And I'll be spreading the word.

Enjoy internet and cell phone free camping with the girls!

Dani said...

Loved, loved, loved Uglies! Hope you do to!

Sounds like you had a great time.

Unknown said...

These books look so good!!

GFC Shauna Buck


Jenilyn Collings said...

I wish I could have gone! It sounds like you had lots of fun. Good luck at girls camp!

Leslie said...

It sounds like the book launch was a blast! Wish I could have been there. I'm looking forward to going to one of the other signings this week though and picking up a copy.

Kelley Lynn said...

Camping!?!?! Have fun!!! Terribly jealous. How organized of you to have posts done! :)

Book launches look so fun. I wish some would come to the good ol' Midwest here. haha

jaybird said...

Italian food, books, author signing, cake...if I lived closer I would have crashed that party for sure!! LOL

Camping? For a week? You are my hero. I am NOT a happy camper. "Glamping" is much more my style...I am too high maintenance to make it in the outdoors. LOL

Hope you and the girls have fun!

ilima said...

Cassie-You should be! Haha.

Robin-Thanks for spreading the word. "Enjoy" is the key word. I will try.

Danielle-I loved it too. It's actually one of my comparables for my current MS.

Shauna-They are!

Jeni-We missed you! Thanks for the luck, I'm gonna need it.

Leslie-I got to chat with your sister which is always a blast too.

Kelley-I've been to signings but I think this was my first launch. It really was fun.

Jaybird-Haha. Glamping. Trust me, I'd much rather go to another book launch. Wish me luck.

Emily R. King said...

Fun! That was the yummiest looking cake book I've ever seen.

I'm so glad you had fun. I wish I could have been there to support Elana. Congrats to her!

Martin Willoughby said...

Glad you enjoyed it.

I hope your camping trip is even more fun.

Unknown said...

Book launch parties rock. Have fun camping and watch out for The Ghost of Wasatch Mountains. I hear she's a real killer.

Spreading the word now!

Kathryn Purdie said...

I had so much fun with you at this launch, Ilima! (And thanks for trading sandwiches with me at the pre-launch party.) I feel like a famous person just being in a photo on your blog! :-) Please come back alive from your camping trip!!!