Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hidden Magic Book Release and Signing!

I have the coolest friends ever. They let me live out a life long dream: a Book Release Party and Book Signing rolled into one. It felt very surreal to see all those people I loved, mixed with a few strangers and realize they were there for ME, to celebrate that I had written a book. This book:

Toward the end, completely unexpectedly, I was asked to talk. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous that I was shocked that anyone would ask me to speak at my own Book Signing, but really...anyone who knows me knows that I do a lot better with the written word than the spoken word. But these crazy people really intended for me to say something! Luckily, there were a lot of questions, nearly all of them about this book:

I guess it is a tradition now, that when I publish a book we get a cake from The Bankery in Skowhegan, Maine. The cakes are incredible. People just stood around staring at this one. It's gorgeous stuff:

I even did a book reading, which was awkward, but fun: I read the section where Nico and Mariah demonstrate what happens when two dravani fall in love:

 A smattering of pictures. If I get more, I will add them.


  1. What amazing friends. Congrats again!

  2. How did your bring yourself to cut into that gorgeous cake? :D I'm so excited for you, Melanie. Congratulations!!