I’m thrilled THE TIARA ON THE TERRACE is officially out in the world! This book took a while to write; I had some personally sad times that made it hard to channel the necessary silliness and sense of fun — but once I found my stride, I had so much fun — and I hope readers do, too. I’m very proud of it — and its universally positive trade reviews I’ve been forgetting to brag about here.
I was so grateful for (and overwhelmed by) its parade-worthy send-off this week. Over 250 people packed The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena to enjoy root beer floats (to honor the fictional Winter Sun Festival’s literal “root beer float” parade entry) generously donated by Mother Moo Creamery, play spy games, decorate mini-floats, and make silly faces in the photo booth run by Russell Gearhart and talented YA debut author Ingrid Sundberg.
Audiobook narrator and voice actor Amanda Philipson joined me to perform excerpts from the book — thank goodness. She brings the cast of characters to live so much better than I could reading.
I won’t be forgetting that day any time soon.
If I’m quiet here in the next months, it’s because I’m busy traveling and writing! Hope to catch some of you in either San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Cincinnati, New York, or Connecticut soon and looking forward to the road trip:-)