Camp Extravaganza = Success

May 11th, 2011 by Terra | Filed under Summer of Firsts and Lasts.

To celebrate the release last week of The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, my friends at Little Shop of Stories threw a truly awesome Camp Extravaganza party for me. We had ice cream (all three flavors on the book cover, or course), camp crafts & games, plus a fantastic talent show that included some of the members of the girls book group I lead, the local improv troupe, D.U.C.K Improv, plus my friend Vincenzo Tortorici and my own husband’s fabulous magic trick! (I read as part of the talent show too.)

Here’s how some of it looked:

It was terribly fun and fabulous (especially having made Camp Callanwolde t-shirts beforehand). All in all, a terrific weekend!

And then! I got the news that Amazon has included The Summer of Firsts and Lasts in its Summer 2011 Reading List! If you’re looking for something good to read, check it out, because there’s a ton of great stuff on here!


Songs in my Head Upon Waking in the Last Week:

“Nightswimming,” by REM; “Nightswimming,” by REM*; “This Tornado Loves You,” by Neko Case; “Mykonos,” by Fleet Foxes; “Foreground,” by Grizzly Bear,” “You Don’t Love Me,” by Matthew Sweet; and “Goodnight Lovers,” by Depeche Mode

* Yes you got that right–two mornings in a row with the same song. But it was the release week of SoFaL, and this song is on the soundtrack I made for the book!


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