We Held A Party...
And all the people came!
Icona Social Club is one of those funky little cafes and art spaces. It has a coffee and juice bar, a tiny stage, and an small library-like space upstairs, overflowing with worn armchairs and couches. It felt like the perfect place to hold the launch party for UNCOMMON MIRACLES. The entire event was very much a community affair. We had people in their eighties, authors, game designers, teenagers and tweens, and all the rest of my local community both on and offline.
My daughter and two of her friends manned the book-sale table and managed to prevent one enthusiastic soul from purchasing six copies. My son and his friends sold raffle tickets for a charity raffle we held--the prize was, of course, a copy of the book. We even had a jazz trio made up of the local high school band director and two amazingly talented students.
Prior to the event, I put together an Art & Excerpts display for the second floor library. With the help of my local copy shop, I printed and mounted some display-worthy images and excerpts, which we also gave away at the end of the night.
Over fifty people showed up! Which was almost as surprising as how short I look in most of the pictures, even the ones where I'm reading from the stage. And I felt so tall in those, uncomfortable, 3-inch heels . . .
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