Monday, April 5, 2010

Meeting readers is so FUN!!

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.


  1. Great fun. Your story definitely demands cupcake making at any sort of meeting for it!

  2. oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing I've ever heard of!