Happy SEA Launch, Heidi Kling!

How do you top off a wonderful weekend that started with a Giant’s win over the A’s, a Saturday am 5K race in SF (I was the team photographer/ cheerleader, thank you very much), our college kid’s b’day lunch celebration (Happy 20th G !), and a 1-1 World Cup US vs. England tie? ( USA! USA!)

Our next stop was the launch of amazing debut YA author Heid R. Kling’s SEA (Putnam/ Penguin Young Readers 2010) at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto, where we ran into a mutual pal Christa, who flew down from Portland for the occasion! SEA hit the shelves on June 10th and look who else turned out for the launch party–

More children’s authors and SEA fans, like Linda Joy Singleton (one of my crit group pals) and Cynthia Omololu , plus Heidi’s entire writing group–including Debbie Duncan and Cynthia Chin-Lee.

Also in the house–of course, was hostess-with-the-mostess Jennifer Laughran aka @literaticat and Not Your Mother’s Book Club @NYMBC. I only wish I’d gotten a pic of their cool cup cakes–tiny orange Converse and sea creatures–and the Indonesian food!

When my YA launches (thinking postively here–I am fully aware I need a contract first, OK?), I now know how to Par-tay. Congrats Heidi! The adventure begins!

4 Responses to “Happy SEA Launch, Heidi Kling!”

  1. seaheidi

    Thanks Erin!
    This is awesome! So great to sea you. 🙂

  2. Shari Green

    I would've LOVED to be there, but since I live way up yonder in Canada, it just wasn't possible. Instead, I'm living vicariously by reading all the blog posts of people who were able to go, lol. So thanks for posting this! 🙂

  3. Erin Dealey

    Sorry you missed it Shari–but you have a good excuse. The commute is a bit much from CA to CA. : )

    And of course SEA is now available everywhere…

    Dare to love!

  4. Pat

    Wow! You are very busy, Erin! Your life sounds very exciting.

    I love the word "literaticat."