Save the Date!!!!

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OMG!!! I have booked my very first author event EVAH!!!!  *stops and does a little dance* I am so stinking excited. *dances a little more*

Oblong Books & Music: Rhinebeck, NY
Hudson Valley YA Society: Book Launch Party

The Hudson Valley YA Society (HVYAS): http://www.oblongbooks.com/hvyas was co-founded by Jennifer Laughran, formerly of Books Inc. in San Francisco, creator of “Not Your Mother’s Book Club”, and Suzanna Hermans, co-owner, Oblong Books & Music. The events attract avid teen readers and teen book bloggers, as well as grownup YA fans and writers, in fun party-like “literary salon” atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.

Author:  Kimberly Sabatini

Title:  Touching the Surface

Date:  Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time:  4:00pm:

Event:   Book Launch Party w/discussion, reading, Q&A, & book signing

Location:  Oblong Books and Music
6422 Montgomery Street (Rt. 9)
Rhinebeck, New York  12572

*yeah…still dancing*

I know it’s a little early to start to promote this event, but I just had to share it with you. Kind of like a “Save the Date” pre-invitation. This is a FABULOUS bookstore and I’ve sat in the audience at Oblong many times, always having an amazing experience. To get to be on the other side of this–it’s truly a dream come true. Kind of like coming home after a long journey…

I’m also working on some other events for the week of my launch. I’m very lucky to live and write in a community that is so amazingly supportive. I want to have plenty of opportunities to share this experience with everyone who has been there for me. It isn’t easy to declare yourself a writer before you become published. It isn’t unusual for people to think that you have a “cute little hobby” or that perhaps–you’re a little looney. My friends and family have never done that to me. My community has always stood behind me and I feel lucky to live where I do. They have encouraged and supported and believed and it has made all the difference. So, as soon as I finalize the other arrangements, I’ll let you know about them in the hopes that everyone I love can be a part of this with me. And when things get a little bit closer, I’ll have the official invites…everywhere LOL!

Any tips for book launches that you’d like to share? What would your dream book launch look like? Have you been to any book signing events that have knocked your socks off? I’m always interested in any good advice you have to share.

PS I’m on vacation next week. You can call me Bahama Mama. Going swimming with the dolphins. That bucket list is getting it’s butt kicked lately. *grin* I’m planning on blogs magically appearing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday…but if they don’t…it’s the dolphin’s fault. *grin*

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  1. I want to be there! Congratulations!

    And totally jealous of your vacation. Hope it’s a great time!


  2. Wow, I thought Cassandra Clare and Holly Black’s HVYAS stop this coming Sunday was exciting but now this? Our local success story and literary rock star has her own signing!!!! Marking the date on my calendar. Congratulations! Can’t wait! (Sorry for the exclamation mark vomit:)

    Enjoy your va-kay. You’ve definitely earned it.


    • Awww you are way to sweet to me. Wish I could be there on the 15th!!!!

  3. That sounds fabulous! Wish I could be there.

    Have fun on vacay, Bahama Mama! 🙂

  4. It is such a thrilling time!! Enjoy the ride.

  5. Kim-Congratulations!! Hey – I am the Bahama Mama!! Good Luck with “Operation Coconut”!!! Have fun swimming the dolphins! It is awesome! TTYS! Deb 🙂

    • Ha!!! You’re the original! Operation Coconut in effect!

  6. I AM THERE!!! In fact, I’ll be in Rhinebeck two weeks before so the NY Sheep and Wool festival. Rhinebeck will see a lot of me this fall 🙂 I can’t wait! And I’m so so so excited for you. xo

  7. Yay, Kim!! This is so exciting!! I’ll be sure to be there – can’t wait!! I love Oblong Books & I know the YA Society will do an awesome book launch for you! Congratulations!!
    And have a wonderful time on vacation, swimming with the dolphins! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  8. This is awesome. So excited for you!! It’ll be a fantastic event, for sure, =D

    Have fun on your vacation…say hi to the dolphins for me!

  9. Exciting, Kimberly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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