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Mar. 2nd, 2012

06:00 am - Photos: Book Launch for HARBINGER, by Sara Wilson Etienne—w/ details for Harbinger Launch Party 2.0!

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Sara's debut YA novel Harbinger came out on Feb. 2nd, 2012, and I had the privilege of attending her first book launch for it on Saturday, Feb. 4th, at Children's Book World in L.A.

Sara Wilson Etienne mingling at the book launch for HARBINGER
Sara Wilson Etienne mingling at the book launch for Harbinger
at Children's Book World in Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 4th, 2012

Click here to view all 53 photos on Flickr.
(Photos are by my husband and me, because I had fractured my foot and needed help. Thank you, D!)


I've included some favorite photos here, and they should speak for themselves (especially because I wrote captions for them). This book launch was phenomenal. Children's Book World was packed to silliness, and Sara delivered a silky smooth, perfect talk, and then friends and family and fans from all over the country lined up to get their copies signed.

Sara's proud writing group—me (Rita Crayon Huang) and Lee Wind—at the book launch for HARBINGER
Sara's proud writing group—me (Rita Crayon Huang) and Lee Wind—at the book launch for Harbinger

Sara's fans applaud wildly Sara's fans applaud wildly
Sara receives a warm welcome. "Author! Author!"

Sara Wilson Etienne shows off HARBINGER's endpapers, illustrated by artist husband Tony Etienne
Sara shows off Harbinger's beautiful endpapers, illustrated by artist husband Tony Etienne

Author Kristen Kittscher listens appreciatively to Sara's talk
Author Kristen Kittscher listens appreciatively to Sara's talk

Let the autographing begin! Sara Wilson Etienne signs copies of HARBINGER for fans.
Let the autographing begin! Sara Wilson Etienne signs copies of Harbinger for fans

Sara's book brings new customers to Children's Book World
Sara's book brings new customers to Children's Book World


But, but, but!! That was so one month ago! Everyone should know that Sara's next major signing event is happening this Saturday, March 3rd, at the Hive Gallery and Studios in downtown Los Angeles. She's throwing "Launch Party 2.0: HARBINGER Art Gallery Opening and Signing!" where she is going to showcase all of the artwork contributed by 25 incredible illustrators and artists in one glorious, Harbinger-inspired, gallery gala! It's going to be so fun all over again, in an entirely new way!

From the "Launch Party 2.0" Facebook event page:
Twenty-five incredible illustrators and artists have picked their favorite scenes and characters from HARBINGER to give you a taste of Faye’s life at Holbrook Academy. . . .

6pm-8pm: Book selling and signing; pre-gallery opening hang-outs; and FREE ENTRY

Starting at 8pm: COVER CHARGE of $8, music, bar, partytime!

Featuring art by: Jason Puliti, Joan Charles, Amy Kim Kibuishi, Andrew Mitchell, Marilyn Scott Waters, Aileen Holmes, Brian Ormiston, Ken Min, Katie McDee, Drew Etienne, Wilson Swain, Jane Smith, Dave Fass, Israel Sanchez, J.H. Everett, Karyn Raz, Mary Peterson, Patricia Cantor, Angela Matteson, Mary Etienne, Su Moon, Andrea Offermann, Tony Etienne, Ken Wong, Kelice Penney . . .

If you want a little taste of what these amazing artists have been up to, check out the Holbrook Academy website.

What a line-up of incredible talent—and how awesome to have a gallery opening for your debut novel! I hear there's going to be tasty refreshments, and the company and conversation are guaranteed to be brilliant, soul-scintillating, and maybe even downright scandalous.

So come one, come all! Check out the Facebook Event Page for "Launch Party 2.0: HARBINGER Art Gallery Opening and Signing!" for more details. I hope to see you there!

Congratulations again, Sara. You deserve every bit of the accolades coming to you, and so much more.

Cheers!
Rita

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Me and Sara, just after she signed my copy. Congratulations, Sara!!


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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 2nd, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)

awesome photos, Rita!

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Terrific post & wonderful photos as usual, Rita! How did you manage it with those sticks under your arms?
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From:edithspage
Date:March 2nd, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
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That was me before! Forgot to log in.
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From:rhcrayon
Date:March 2nd, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Hi, Edith! Thanks! My husband took most of these. I knew I couldn't handle the camera and crutches, but I had to document Sara's book launch. Then Lupe gave up his prime, front row seat for me, which made me take back the camera in a hurry. (Thank you, Lupe! And thank you to my husband!) So I got to take some, too.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 2nd, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)

amazing pictures of an amazing moment!

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It's so great that this moment that Sara (and the rest of us) will always remember is so well (and beautifully) recorded!
Such a well-earned celebration!
Hugs,
Lee
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From:saratony
Date:March 5th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)

Yayayayay!

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Love all these pics! And thanks for all your kind words Rita! This month has been so great and the gallery was so much fun! It's been so wonderful seeing so many friends<3 Definitely feeling the love!
Sara
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