Book Successfully Launched! And Rockette-ing to New Heights

BOOKLaunch-4573 BOOKLaunch-4574 Thanks to all the enthusiastic bibliophiles (and beer drinkers) who came out to Arbor Brewing to support my book launch for LONG LEGS TALL TALES: A Showgirl’s Wacky, Sexy Journey to the Playboy Mansion & the Radio City RockettesYou ate, you drank, you bought books, and you worked those feather-boas like nobody’s business. I was amazed by the overwhelming turn-out and relieved we had enough meatballs for everybody. I appreciate all you birds-of-a-feather being willing to so closely flock together!

It was especially fabulous to have the event hosted by beloved radio personality John Bommarito from ann arbor’s 107one. If you ever launch your very own book, I highly recommend hiring someone really awesome to introduce you and make you look like a star. Thanks, John!

John Bommarito from ann arbor's 107one

John Bommarito from ann arbor’s 107one

And you can’t have a super shindig without some world-class music setting the mood. Keyboard master Neil Donato tickled those ivories until they were begging for mercy, and just when we thought the night couldn’t possibly get any more exciting, there was a surprise visit by Mark “Dr Sax Love” Maxwell. Enchanting!

Neil Donato

Neil Donato

Mark Maxwell

Mark Maxwell

We heard a few words of wisdom from my extraordinary editor and writing mentor, Ken Wachsberger of Azenphony Press. I simply could not have succeeded without such a kind, committed, and conscientious editor. (If any of you are writing a book, go out and get yourself a Ken right away!) He held my hand through the doubts and fears, pulled me out of the stuck places, and turned me into a writing ninja!

Ken Wachsberger of Azenphony Press

Ken Wachsberger of Azenphony Press

It takes a team to create, publish, and market a book, and I had a whole host of people helping me to raise this baby. Let’s cheer for my multi-talented book cover designer, Annie Capps–graphic artist and folk musician extraordinaire. Woot woot! And I humbly bow to publisher Tom Saunders of Glendower Media for sharing his wealth of marketing advice and insider info on the book industry. Of course, smooches go out to my handsome hubby Dave Boutette who knows how to put together a rockin’ event. And kudos to my kiddos who manned and wo-manned the book sales table. I think all the cash is accounted for…

Tom Saunders, Annie Capps and Friends

Tom Saunders (sitting), Annie Capps (standing) and friends

Dave Boutette

Dave Boutette

Book Sales Team

Book Sales Team

But the biggest applause of all goes out to all my friends, fans, and family who dug deep into their wallets and purses and Paypal accounts, pulled out their credit cards, and pushed the purchase button on amazon.com to take LONG LEGS AND TALL TALES to #3 AMAZON BEST SELLER in Broadway & Musicals category! Wowie! What a thrill ride!

Remember…your dreams don’t come true without the support of many fine folks. Here’s a rousing round of THANKS to my dream team. You know who you are. And if you newbies want to join in on the fun, you can buy your very own copy of LONG LEGS AND TALL TALES and then meet us back in the blogosphere. Right here.

For now, enjoy some bonus book launch pics below by photographer-musician Misty Lyn Bergeron.

Kick high! Be spectacular!

Kristi

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Kristi Lynn Davis

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Kristi Lynn Davis

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Kristi Lynn Davis

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