Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Party Across America Chosen as a "Top Gift Book for 2009"

Some pretty cool news came in today - the Atlanta Gift Show (the largest gift convention in the world) selected Party Across America as one of the "top new gift books of '09." It's quite an honor because they only choose a handful across all of the publishing houses. The gift show people want the Party Across America book signing to include a live band, disco ball, and take place on the Saturday night of the convention -

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

They Brought in a Keg at the Book Signing

Our family takes a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, Co. every Christmas. The book store here is a small, locally owned shop, and they were open to a Party Across America book signing. I showed up last night for the "author event," and Off The Beaten Path bookshop had gone out and purchased a keg of Fat Tire - the best beer in the west. Now that's I call a book signing! We sold books, drank suds, and watched the snow fall.

Can you imagine Barnes & Noble doing something like this? No way on earth.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

1st Colorado Book Signing was "A Sellout"

Thank you all so much for coming to the Northern Colorado Centerra Barnes & Noble tonight. The signing was a sellout - 42 books in about 3 hrs. What a cool experience - Party Across America is definitely the antithesis of the doom and gloom news media. We aren't just selling books - we're selling the USA!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The World's Largest Disco

After we wiped off the clown makeup from the Macy's Day Parade, we headed to Buffalo. Why Buffalo you may ask? Because the World's Largest Disco happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Disco has raised over 1.5 million dollars for children affected by cancer over the past 15 years and it's one heck of a party. The organizer (and an incredible human) Dave Pietrowski and I have become buddies through Party Across America. Dave had us up and gave us the V.I.P. treatment - which included going to a Buffalo Sabres game with Greg, Peter, Bobby, and Cindy Brady who were the guests of honor. Buy your disco tickets in September because al 8,000 tickets sell out faster than you can say "Soul Sister." The picture is here is Bobby and Peter - it was hard to remember their real names.

We Were Clowns in the Macy's Day Parade

It was a whirlwind Thanksgiving trip back east. Somehow the parade organizers got wind of the book and we wound up being clowns in the Macy's Day Parade in NYC. It was definitely a surreal experience to come down Broadway and into Times Square. A mass of people having a great time, kids looking on with sheer joy on their faces - what an adrenaline rush! The craziest part was looking up into the windows of each building - every window in each building was jam packed with people - and nobody was talking about the economy!