On Monday, March 5, 2012, Raceboy and Super Qwok Adventures had its official launch at the Clifton Community Building. It was important to me to have the library involved, since I am the Clifton Public Library’s director. As a result, the event was sponsored by the library, but was held off-site at the Clifton Community Building.
Around sixty people showed up to purchase books or listen to the presentation. Probably twenty were children.
Chris and I signed books for about twenty minutes, then I gave a presentation about the origins of the book. Afterward I read “The Green Light” and “The Trouble with Tee-ball.”
I think the event was a success. Sure, I’d love to say we sold every single book I had boxed and available, but the truth is, I enjoyed seeing all the faces who have visited me at the library over the years as they came out to support this event and support Chris and me.
Also, this reading was another of the many reminders I have been given recently about the importance of family and friends. I think one of the lessons that is embedded into the soul of Raceboy and Super Qwok Adventures is a reverence for family. I looked around at my family and friends and felt (and still feel) such a warmth as though they were buoying me with their good will.
My wife, Milissa, especially deserves credit for making the night a success. The refreshment table was entirely her doing, and it looked professionally catered. We had vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, and oatmeal cookies. As you can see from the pictures, it was a remarkable spread.
The next stop of the Reading: The REAL Super Power Tour will be on Thursday, March 29th, 2012, when I will be reading at the Bradley Barnes and Noble to help out with Bradley East’s Book Fair.