Book Launch Party Was a Hit!

My book launch party was so much fun. A lot of interesting people from all walks of life came and celebrated the launch of DEALING WITH DIVAS. I sold 20 books that day – and sent 25 more to Los Angeles for a party Matthew McConaughey’s mom was having the following week – had to reorder 100 from my publisher the next day!

Then I went into my local Barnes and Noble to set up when to autograph my shelf copies and they were already there to sign! So I did. Weird to see the book finally on the book shelf.

My firend Marcie will be scanning over pictures of the book launch party soon and I will put them on the site. She even had wine bottles with labels of my book cover that said “Book Launch” with the date. Very cool!

Book Signing

Hi there. My friend Marcie is giving me A TEA PARTY tomorrow to celebrate my book’s release. She went from a quiet little get together to a full blown PAR-TAE!!! Because she just got back from China, that’s the party theme, but we’re adding wine and bubbly and food and I will tell stories on myself and my brief encounters with celebrities and their assistants. Then sell and sign my book. It should be fun. I will report back with hopefully some pictures.

Meanwhile my book is going up and down on amazon.com. Lowest rating was #91, highest #12. Very cool.

Book is #37!

Today on Amazon.com my book is listed as #37 in the business/service section! That’s weird but I guess I should be happy it’s selling. I need to put my focus on that sector of the population I guess. The book is listed under SELF HELP in the bookstores, but I guess it doesn’t matter what it’s called as long as people read it and like it.

UK Documentary

I was interviewed earlier today in Los Angeles by a delightful TV production company from the UK called S2S about my book. The company is talking to all manner of celebrity assistants and/or people who work with celebrites, ie hairdressers, charity organizers, etc. I was thrilled to be included in the film. No word on when this will finally come out and be shown to the public. My guess is not before the end of 2009. Even so the S2S team made me feel that my little book has merit.

The Grammys!

Did you enjoy the Grammys last night? I hate to admit how many decades I’ve been watching that show?! Anyway, I always look past the stars to see if I recognize anyone working the red carpet – the assistants who are sometimes hired to help with traffic flow, etc. – but no one popped out tonight. Loved the start of the show – Alicia, Carrie, the Beatles – then the rest of the show, not so much.  Glad Foo Flighters sang but what about Panic at the Disco or Tool? I am technically an old fogie but even I was tired of Aretha Franklin (who use to be such a talent) – would rather have heard Cece Winans or Gladys Knight! Oh well. Enjoyed Josh Groban and Andrea B. And actually liked Amy Winehouse’s set, short as it was. Grammys are gone for another year.

Barnes and Noble

Guess what? My book will be featured on the NEW PAPERBACKS table from March 18 thru May 18 at the Barnes and Noble in Encinitas California – WHOOT! I just got the call. How cool is that???

IPPY Awards

OKAY FANS: I sent in my application! Let’s see if my book makes the finals.They won’t announce those until the first week of May, 2008. Just to be a finalist would be awesome!

The 12th Annual Independent Publisher national and regional Book Awards (IPPYs) is accepting entries for its annual IPPY Awards that honor the year’s best independently published titles. Entries are now being accepted in 65 subject categories and Best Regional Fiction and Best Regional Nonfiction categories in eight United States and two Canadian regions. All independent, university, small press and self-publishers who produce books intended for the North American market are eligible to enter titles copyrighted or released in 2007.

Started in 1996, the IPPYs were designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, the IPPYs recognize hundreds of the year’s best books, bringing them to the attention of booksellers, buyers, librarians and book lovers throughout the world.