HEART Day

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A dear soul from a Colorado bookstore sent me this image yesterday—a gift of many proportions and a reminder that today The Heart is Not a Size is officially launched on the market.

Those who know far more than me—about how to share word of a book in a bookstore, about how to throw a book party, about how to create a Facebook fan page, about how to design a blog tour—are helping me in countless ways with this release, and I'll be forever grateful. Heart is my eleventh book. My second was the memoir, Into the Tangle of Friendship. Were I to return to Tangle after all these years, you better believe I'd be making room for a few new chapters.

Today the cover story for Heart is posted over at Melissa Walker's blog. Today Anna Lefler, that wild and crazy, smart one over at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder informs us (which also means me) that there will be a Heart contest in her neck of the woods. Today I learn that there's a badge for Heart Facebook fans and a big blog tour planned. Last night I learned that Elizabeth Mosier has not just planned a Children's Book World party (in the Haverford book store, April 20, 7 PM), but like a party party. With watermelon juice and a pinata and salsa and Mexican chili-chocolate cookies (did you know there was such a thing?) and even a Beth Kephart trivia quiz as designed by her two brilliant actor/singer/writer daughters. (I hope I know at least two of the answers.)

Like I said, and I mean this:

I need to write a long addendum to Into the Tangle of Friendship. For now, this blog will have to serve as its proxy.

Additional thanks of the day to NomadReader, an aspiring writer and future librarian, for her review of Heart.

And even more thanks to Priya and the good souls of Readergirlz, for posting Priya's review today. Priya was one of the very first to read this book, and I will always be so grateful to her for her early words.

15 comments:

Becca said...

I'm so pleased that I'm the first to offer my congraulations on this special day. I've been saving my copy to start reading today...I can't wait :)

Eleven books - what a gift for us!

bermudaonion said...

I'm so excited that the launch date is finally here! I can't wait to read The Heart is not a Size!

Inkgirl said...

Congrats on the release. And eleven books- what a gift! Reading Slant of Sun right now, as a matter of fact.

pink dogwood said...

Congratulations Beth - wish you many, many more successes to come :)

Jeannine Atkins said...

Congratulations on this wonderful day! I'm excited! And I love the picture with Heart and red dancing shoes side by side.

Lilian Nattel said...

Congratulations--that is wonderful!

nomadreader said...

Congratulations! I adored The Heart Is Not a Size, and I'm really looking forward to reading more of your books@

LisaSam said...

Congrats. I know this book will bring more understanding to a topic so many people know so little about.
Lisa

Mandy said...

Happy Release Day! Your books are a gift to all of us. :)

Priya said...

Congrats on Heart's release! I'm sure this book will be a big hit.

Alison said...

Great day!!! Looking forward to reading your new book - the cover is beautiful and looks so nice on display. I didn't have a camera with me on this rainy NJ day, but the bookstore was crowded and I told a few people, "Hey, I hear The Heart is Not a Size is a great book!" :)

Congratulations!

Vivian said...

Yay! I am so happy for HEART!

Melissa Sarno said...

Congratulations on the launch of the new book! I am looking forward to reading it :-) Mexican chili chocolate chip cookies sound delicioso.

Erin said...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY BETH! Mom and I were thinking of you all day. :) XO

Maya Ganesan said...

HUGE CONGRATS! :) Wishing you much, much success with HEART. It's really amazing and deserves all the incredible support and acclaim it has received and will continue to earn.

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