Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New sketches!

I'll admit to you, internet- I don't know how celebs do it. Two weeks of book signings and interviews, and I was pretty much SPENT. Don't get me wrong- it was great getting out and meeting new people, and I love book signings- and I am EXTREMELY appreciative of all of the positive response I've been getting for Olympig. But when push comes to shove- I am an introverted hermit at heart, and attention makes me sweaty. So I've spent the past few weeks hiding in my studio, working off my Olympics hangover, and drawing, drawing, drawing! I have a few exciting projects coming up that I'll share soon! But for now, a few sketches to ease my toes back into the public sphere...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More OLYMPIG! events!

I lived out one of my life-long dreams last weekend: I had a book event at the world-famous Powell's City of Books! 

We even had some international athletes! France AND Canada were among the nations competing that day. It was tons of fun, and as I said, a dream come true.

And Boomer made the window display!

Afterwards, just like a true athlete I celebrated my victory with an ice cream cone. Have you noticed how I reward myself with delicious treats, just like all the dieting books tell you to do? Anyway, this was no ordinary ice cream cone, but a cone full of salty caramel ice cream from Salt & Straw, my new obsession.

What's that? You'd like a closer look?

I also had a wonderful event yesterday at the ever-lovely Portland Children's Museum! Unfortunately, my personal photographer (my husband) was occupied that day, so I have no photos to share with you. As previously mentioned, I can't remember to take pictures of fun stuff for the life of me. BUT, I did get to take home this fabulous gold medal, bringing my current medal count up to three!

(What? How did my Rose City Rollers 2012 Season Champions medal make it into this picture?!)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Red Vines in the Green Room

I had a very surreal experience yesterday! Sure, I may have daydreamed from time to time about being interviewed on TV about my books... but I never ACTUALLY thought I would be interviewed on TV about my books! You guessed it- that is exactly what happened yesterday! AM Northwest, a morning show here in Portland, invited me to come and speak about OLYMPIG! on the air! 

I got to sit in a greenroom! It was really green! No fruit salad, though.

I basically fretted and stressed over what ended up being a very pleasant, very easy, 5 or so minute conversation. It was actually really fun! Of course, what I fretted the most over was WHAT TO WEAR. I settled for the shirt I wore in my author photo, because hey- 1) go with what works, and 2) I don't have too many clothes (I think US Weekly would call me a "Recessionista") Soooo, without further ado, I give you...

(OK, I got a little tricky there- clicking on the photo above will take you to the KATU site.)

And the best part? The studio was right up the street from the little corner of heaven known as...

I think I earned myself a little treat!

The sweet taste of success!