So many wonderful celebrations for the release of The Everafter. I can't thanks people enough for all the kind things they did to share this experience with me. My critique group celebrated with me at my house, and the amazing Ruth McNally Barshaw
drew several pictures to help us all remember the events by. It's always fun to be anywhere with Ruth. No matter where she is, she's sketching. So there are
lots of wonderful images of every critique group meeting, conference or party. One is, of course, the awesome image of the orchid (white--just like the one on the book cover) that the group gave me. I'm also fond of the image she drew of me opening the present given to me by the son of Deb Diessen. Because Twinkies play a role in the book, he thought it would be great fun to give me a box of those. It was fun, and I have to admit that I tried one for the first time since elementary! (See the top right...)
I'm also crazy about the picture of all of us. How does Ruth manage to caricature us so well?
I always love especially the pictures Ruth
draws for me of my daughter, and
here you can also see her
playing with the ribbons from my gift. She didn't give me a book release present, but she's the best present I've ever gotten for any occasion!