Last Saturday was the book launch celebration for SILVERN! Thanks to friends and family and everyone coming together! You guys made it to be the most magical launch I could ever have hoped for. It was held in Mead Gardens, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Central Florida (the pictures don’t really capture the oaks, hanging moss, ponds and gardens) and we had a huge amount of space to play in and have so much fun!
I had a chance to talk (and I might have shed a tear or two!) about the book and what it means to me. I also read a portion of the first chapter and left the crowd with a cliff-hanger (grin).
My parents got me a really cool gift showing both my books and their rankings on Amazon (which is also super cool!). I definitely turned red during that part.
Big thanks to the dream team who came and helped set up and take down the event:
To Florida’s board breaking champions, Breakwondo, who were amazing! They performed board breaking, concrete breaking, and ice breaking! Plus they did martial arts fighting sequences as seen in the book, the poomse forms, and self-defense. They compete and perform throughout Florida, so check out their site for their latest events or to train with them!
And here’s a video I made from the footage people sent me of their performance. I love how they work with all ages! It’s so impressive.
To the Boyscouts who sold food and provided blow-your-mind archery. I hit the target BTW 🙂
To Dessert Delights Food Truck for coming out. So yummy!
To Vivi Barnes, Julianne Freed, and Tara Gallina who took all of the pictures!
And to everyone who came by for a day of fun!
And to my publisher who provided such awesome prizes and posters!