Thursday, September 16, 2010

Personal Demons Release Day Recap! (aka: You guys totally rock!!)

The last few days have been a wild ride and I’m totally exhausted (in a good way). I woke up Tuesday to an exploding inbox and Twitter @replies with well wishes from so many of you! There were also tons of pictures of Personal Demons sightings!

This came from Tricia. It’s Personal Demons in the Redlands, CA Barnes & Noble:

And then there was this one from my agent sister, Ingrid, of Personal Demons hanging out on the shelves at Books Inc. in San Francisco:

My brother sent this one from Borders in Mission Viejo, CA:

And my buddy, Courtney Moulton (Angelfire, Feb 2011) sent this one from Barnes & Noble in Michigan:

I was so happy to see my book out there making friends with Maggie’s, Suzanne’s, Margie & Kami’s and Becca’s books. And so many others! There were so many pictures of so many books that, for a second, I thought the stores must have gotten me mixed up with Stephenie Meyer.

So, I went to work (yes, I still have a day job) all giddy and talked about my book to all my patients. (I may or may not have shown them all the pictures.) And then I rushed home to catch the first 15 minutes of my daughter’s volleyball game:

before I had to head to my local Barnes & Noble for my launch day signing:


My publicists are so sweet and surprised me by having a cake waiting for me at B&N. It was adorable, with devil horns on one side and angel wings on the other. I was stupid and didn’t snap a shot before it was decimated, but here it is:

My husband had this made for me. It’s all etched and hand painted. Beautiful.

Lots of wonderful people came out to buy Personal Demons, including some of my fab Tweeples. This is Molly (but call her Momo).

I came home and collapsed into bed without dinner (I sort of forgot to eat) and spent yesterday decompressing. (read: slept late)

Overall, Personal Demons launch day was fun and exciting. I want to thank all of you so much for your congratulations and well wishes. And a special thanks for those of you who found Personal Demons in the wild and snapped shots (and maybe even bought a copy). *hugs* I can never thank you enough for your support and encouragement! You guys totally rock!

So, as a thank you, don't forget you have a chance to win one of two grand prize pack, including a signed copy and an iPod Shuffle with the Personal Demons playlist! Today is the last day to enter the Personal Demons Amazing Race! Don't miss your chance! And thank you all soooo much!!

19 comments:

  1. Congrats, Lisa!! What an awesome day :)

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  2. Awww, wish I could have been at the launch! So glad you had a great day, you deserve it! My finished copy is winging it's way to me as we speak and I've put the ARC on a UK tour :) Review coming (it was AWESOME).

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  3. aw :) was the cake yummy? I'm on ch 6 (class is slowing me down -_- ) but loving it so far!

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  4. Thanks guys! I think I'm going back to bed for a while! ;p

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  5. Congrats again! And that bottle your husband got you is AMAZING

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  6. So cool! Good to know you're going to remember that day for a long time!

    ~Tere

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  7. Much Congratulations! The success of Personal Demons will be well deserved! You are a wonderful writer. I enjoyed your book immensely! And look forward to the release of Original Sin :)

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  8. Congrats again! Sounds like you had a terrific release day.

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  9. Congrats Lisa!... and that cake looked so yummy!! :)

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  10. congrats and can't wait to meet you when you come to Sac. Yummy looking cake.

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  11. Looks like the perfect day! Congrats!!

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  12. Congrats, Lisa! It's wonderful to see PD on bookshelves already!

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  13. I'm so happy for you Lisa! CONGRATS! :-D

    ps: that cake looks so cute :-)

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  14. LOve the cake and bottle! Congratulations again Lisa! :D

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  15. Congratulations! Ahh! There I am! It was awesome meeting you at the signing!

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  16. I'm living in London Ontario and no book store within 5 hours of driving has this book and i've been waiting for it for a long time. what should i do?

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  17. Anon--Chapters will order it for you if you ask. =)

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  18. thanks :) my friend bought it on her ipad and let me borrow it. and i must say it was well worth the wait it was one of the best YA that i've read. Congratulations

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