Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

North of Beautiful

Okay, I'm home but have to post in order of the events. So I'll start with last Sunday. The launch party for North of Beautiful was amazing!

I may have a snippet of a video to post, but in the meantime, here's Justina speaking about true beauty.

Miss Erin and her mother surprised everyone by driving over to attend the event. And then Miss Erin sang for Justina!

It was a crying moment for certain. So, sweet!

Many thanks to Brenda Gurung for hosting as Justina signed for over one and half hours!

The week has brought amazing things. Not only was North of Beautiful on the home page of Barnes and Noble, the novel has now garnered 3 starred reviews! Everyone is cheering!

At the same time, the Find Beauty Challenge is underway. Here are the deets from Justina's blog:

"Tell the world what you find to be Truly Beautiful! Just upload a 90-second video describing what real beauty means to you...and you could win yourself an iTouch! PLUS, for every uploaded video, I'll donate $10 (up to $1,000) to Global Surgical Outreach, an amazing group that helps kids with cleft lips and palates in the third world.

Here's what to do:
1. Record a 90-second video essay about what's truly beautiful to you!
2. Upload the video onto YouTube.
3. Then...send a link to (Martha Brockenbrough--tech guru and my friend of much wonderosity--will link your video to the North of Beautiful YouTube channel.)
4. Tell all your friends to RATE your video."

Here's to good friends, true beauty, and beautiful book launches! Brava!


Traci said...

She sang? WOW! she did not tell me that... *runs over to e-mail to interrogate Erin about this* :D

Looks like it was a lot of fun!

Erin said...

Joy joy joy!

Maya Ganesan said...

Yay! Sounds awesome.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

She sang beautifully!

Little Willow said...

Aww! Wish I was there! GO ERIN and JUSTINA and TERRA!