It’s Par-Tay Time

I know, I know… I said no more writing-related posts for awhile…but I changed my mind. Because my book releases in just FIVE weeks (March 1st!) and I’m planning a party.

And, of course, all of my bloggy friends are invited.

It was my husband’s idea. He thought that it would be crazy to let book release day come and go without some sort of celebration– and from there, it evolved into a big soiree where pretty much everyone we know is invited.

Anyway, we’re having it at Max’s Wine Dive in downtown Austin. We chose Max’s not only because it has a really cool name and really good food, but also because they have a huge downstairs called Max’s underground that’s decorated with local artwork. And, they provide the food. So, basically, I can just show up in my maternity muu-muu and look cute and let them do all the work. Sounds like a great party, eh?

Anyway, I want to extend the official invitation to all of my bloggy friends: you’re invited. Please come! Head on over to the event invite to get more details and to RSVP. We’re ordering up lots of yummy food (caramel bread pudding bites anyone?), doing giveaways, hanging out–and get this– you might even get to meet my editor Rebecca who is flying in from New York for the occasion!

If for some reason you live in Oregon and can’t make the 2,345 drive to Austin on a Tuesday night, come by my blog on March 1st cause we’ll be throwing a virtual party– complete with giveaways and pictures of yummy food.

See you there!


  1. So excited for you!!

  2. That's definitely a reason to celebrate! Congrats!!

  3. I so wish I could drop by!!!! How wonderful for you. It sounds spectacular!!!!

  4. HahaHA, I DO live in Oregon. No prob–I can be there (not). I will see you for the virtual party. Celebrate, yeah!


  6. Erin, I think your husband rocks! A Release Party is an excellent idea, and the one you're planning sounds awesome. I actually got goosebumps when I read that your editor is flying in for the occasion. How cool is that?!!

    I wish I could join the fun, but dashing over from California isn't exactly doable. I will, however, join in the cyber celebration.

    Happy party planning!

  7. I would LOVE to come!! But the last time we went to Texas, it took about 24 hours to get there. :)

    I GOT YOUR BOOK TODAY!!! I'm soooooo excited!!!

  8. I will SO be here! Wish I could be THERE!!

  9. Sign me up for the virtual party! I am also known to show up unannounced and unexpected!

  10. How exciting! It seems I'm so close and yet so far away -maybe I can at least attend it virtually šŸ˜‰ Congrats!!

  11. Erin, I sure wish I could. I would be there with bells on.

    I'm already loving the book! I got it today. I will let you know once I post a review. Thank you!!!

    I'm so very proud of you getting your book published.

  12. So excited for you, thanks for the invite, I'll be there!

  13. That sounds like an awesome idea! I am sure you will have a fabulous time. I'm still debating what to do for my release – I would love to have a celebration with my family and friends, but it's a tough time of year to get everyone together. So I haven't made plans yet. It's sad. I'm hoping things will come together and I'll be able to do something.
    Enjoy your celebrations!

  14. woohoooo! Rejoicing with you Erin. What a sweet time. Wish I could eat a couple of caramel bread bites with you.

    …and I'm SURE your mama-mumu is adorable.

    Make sure to include me on your blog tour. Did I already send you my home address?

  15. Congratulations!!

  16. This sounds fun! I wish distances weren't quite so prohibitive in the southwest. :-)

  17. We're so there!

  18. Can't wait!

  19. Congrats, Erin!! How exciting! wish I could fly out to be there… Have fun celebrating!

  20. All the very best with that and congrats!!!

  21. Isn't that SO COOL??? Wish I could hop aboard a plane and come!

    My first release was celebrated at a "Mom & Pop" style Thai restaurant. Following my third baby's signing this week, we're doin' Italian–a ladies-only event!

    The current plan is to share with each friend what they have meant on my writing journey. (Haven't told 'em that part:)

    Have a great time, Erin!!!

  22. Your husband is right … don't let this day pass! Glad you are making a party of it. Wish Austin wasn't so far away. I'm looking forward to reading your book. wb