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Meeting readers is so FUN!

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Last week I drove to the cute little town of McMinnville, Oregon to meet with a group of 11 and 12-year-old girls to talk about my book, IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES. We sat in a circle, and the girls discussed the book with a nice lady named Linda. She asked them what they thought of the various characters, and she asked them to share their favorite parts, among other things. It was one of the coolest things I've done as an author. After their discussion, they asked me some great questions, like is Willow a made up town and if so, did I base it off of any real towns (the girl asking thought it sounded a lot like McMinnville!)

When we were done with the book discussion, a nice lady named Celeste, who owns Celestial Cupcakes in Newport and drove all the way to the event to share her cupcakes with the kids, helped the kids decorate cupcakes. Her daughter worked all day to recreate the cupcakes on the cover of my book in a nice display. If you look closely, she worked hard to get all the details right - the colors, the decorations, everything! Wow!!



Here's a picture I snapped while the kids were doing the decorating:



So much fun!! Thanks Anna at Third Street Books, for having me, and thanks to Celeste for bringing your wonderful cupcakes to the event.

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meredith_wood
Apr. 5th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a day made in heaven, Lisa!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
It was indeed a wonderful event!!
lalam
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
That is awesome, Lisa! I wish I was 12 and could've been there! I'd be in heaven! The cupcake display is AMAZING!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
ha - Yeah, many days I wish I was 12. Those were the days, huh? :)
lisanowak.wordpress.com
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it really was!!
annemariepace
Apr. 5th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I don't like eating cupcakes that much, but I do enjoy looking at them when they are lovely and those are! It sounds like a terrific day!

I need to steal L's copy so I can read it. I think she hid it in her room somewhere. I know she read straight through it.
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
I like looking at them too.

I hope L enjoyed the book. :)
sheela_chari
Apr. 5th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
How great, Lisa! Sounds like it was so much fun! I think writing a cupcake book was brilliant!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
It was a lot of fun. (and I hope I get to write at least one more cupcake book - fingers crossed!)
deenaml
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
What a great event!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
It really was fabulous!!
koalatees
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Aw, the cupcakes look pretty and delicious!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
I know - I love that cupcake display!
lkmadigan
Apr. 6th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh Leese.

It looks SO WONDERFUL!!!!

They made "your" cupcakes!!!

*swoon*
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 6th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much for sending Anna my way. She is a great lady, and her bookstore is SO CUTE!!! It'd be a great place to do a YA group event, I think!!
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