Earlier this year I wrote a children's book to promote inclusion and acceptance for kids with disabilities. It wasn't this one.
Friday night was the official book launch! Many yays!
So I don't know about you, but this kind of thing doesn't happen to me every day...
I was not so excited about giving a speech or having people take fifty zillion photos, because I really really really super dooper hate being the centre of attention. Plus, cameras hate me. If there's something that's the polar opposite of photogenic, then I'm it.
So the day of the launch I was running around trying to think of witty things to say (and wondering why I chose this week to cut my own hair), when Attie suddenly dropped the iPad on his face and broke his nose. I knew instantly that it was broken because (a) it's not the first time he's broken it and (b) his face was turning purple. Plus he was like, you know, screaming and stuff. You have to pay attention to the signs, people.
Long story short, I didn't prepare a speech but at least the distraction killed my nerves.
The book launch was a really fun evening and I got to meet lots of very cool people who smiled a lot and said nice things to me. The best part was watching the beaming faces of the kids as they got to show off their artwork to parents and teachers.
|I mean, seriously. Does it get any cuter than this?|
After the awards were handed out all the kids lined up to get me to sign their books. It was so adorable! Writer's cramp has never been so much fun.
I'm so glad that I finally get to show it to you guys! Are you ready? Drum roll please...
It has been such a fun experience, and I'm grateful to Therapy Focus for giving me the chance to do it. I also have to give a big shout-out to The Dude, he's the best cheerleader a girl ever had.
Anyway, here's the best bit... I'm giving away five copies of Jake Learns The Tooth to you fantabulous blog readers! Check back tomorrow for all the details.
Oh and Attie's nose is expected to make a full recovery :)