Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Launch Party Photos

It was a packed house at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland on Saturday night for the Artifact book launch party. Special thanks to everyone who joined me in person as well as to all of you who let me know you were there in spirit!

The party was a joint celebration for the release of my debut mystery novel and for completing a full year of cancer treatments. I'm happy to report that both activities were a success. Artifact is making more of a splash than I imagined, and my doctors can't find any evidence of cancer left in my body! Here are some photos from the celebration:

The fabulous bookstore staff.

Views of both sides of the store as I began my reading. 

Business manager (er, husband), with Sophie Littlefield and Juliet Blackwell. 

With Terry Shames and Sophie Littlefield. 

With my youngest fan. 
(And yes, in case you were wondering, the book is kid-friendly; the little one here is younger than my target audience, but the book is a traditional mystery that would be considered PG-rated.)

The bookstore's children's book room doubles as a signing room. 
After getting my book signed, many attendees bought books for their kids! 

In the signing room with Andrew MacRae and Pat Morin. 

We served a selection of Scotch whisky from the region of the Highlands of Scotland where the novel takes place, and had ARTIFACT coasters as a take-away.

The party was so much fun that it inspired me to get back to work on the next book in the series!


  1. It was a terrific event, Gigi. Almost too big for the bookstore!

  2. i was SO proud of you! you were just as lovely as a charming speaker as you are the rest of the time.

  3. Gigi, it looks like you all had a blast and I'm so sorry we didn't make it!

  4. Love the photos, Gigi! I was there in spirit. Wishing you many, many sales. Can't wait to see you in Cleveland at Bouchercon! I'll have to et my autograph then. :)

  5. Thanks for celebrating with me that night, Terry and Sophie :)

    Dana, we missed you, but I hear the SinC event that afternoon was fantastic! Terry shared tips with me.

    Thanks Susan -- looking forward to seeing you soon.

    Thank you, Hank!

  6. Gigi! Congrats on a great launch for ARTIFACT, and on a fabulous launch. I'm looking forward to Jaya's next appearance (in more ways than one!).

  7. Hi, Gigi --

    A hearty congratulations. I've followed your adventures in getting published on the Guppy website, and I'll thrilled for you. Wishing you lots of success in your writing career.


  8. I'm excited for Jaya's next adventure, too, Diane :)

    Thanks, Grace! I've learned so much from the Guppies, who played a big role in getting me here.

  9. Congratulations, Gigi! It looks like it was a wonderful event and well-planned. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  10. Congratulations. I'm sorry I had my event in Apple Hill which was fun since we were surrounded by pastry. But no scotch and no Gigi:-( Your launch looks like a total blast!

  11. Thanks, Betsy :)

    Cindy, that's the problem with having so many talented friends -- that you're off at wonderful events of your own!

  12. Congratulations Gigi! I just started ARTIFACT & was instantly hooked. Every book needs a good Russian...


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