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, June 27, 2009

A fantastic signing at Costco!

What is better than finding you are one of the featured items of the day? Woohoo! So glad there's no mention of price per pound. :~)

Then you find there's a lovely display with posters and plants, and folks are walking past with fliers about your work!

Your friends come out and support you AND you meet fantastic new people and sell many, many books!

Besties from different parts of your life meet for the first time!

Your last customer you've never met before is named Lucy, and she just happens to be dressed just like you. All the way down to her teeny tiny Chucks! She's excited about your book that is now her book.

Is she not adorable? Thanks to her sweet folks for allowing me to share her picture.

What a fantastic day. Special thanks to Dave, the South Hill Costco manager; Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco Book Buyer; Assistant Buyer for Children books, Melissa McMeekin; and my Scholastic editor Rotem Moscovich!

And of course kudos to all my supportive friends and family. How did I not end up with a photo of Holly Cupala and her purchases? IT WAS A HUGE STACK.

Thanks again, my dear friends!


Georgia said...

What fun!!! And that last picture is fantastic :)

Erin said...

Aw, that looks like so much fun! I'm glad you had a great signing. :)

Rotem said...

LOVE the chucks and so glad it went well! Wish I could've been there. :)

Beth Kephart said...

Oh gosh, this is perfect, Lorie Ann.

You deserved a day like this. Full of brightness, energy, comfortable shoes, and dear friends.

missziss said...

what a great day.
wish i could have come!

Mitali Perkins said...

You and your mini-me in that last picture are too cute. Congratulations, L.A. Come to Boston for your next bash! We East Coast folk love you too.

Carlita said...

Hi Lorie!

Congrats to you!!!

I am a fellow author - I am about to send a package to Melissa Meekin in order to get to sell my books locally at my Costco here in Nashville, TN.

Wondered if you could pass on any tips to a fellow children's book author!

I wrote Clint the Black Cat® - see my website:

I truly appreciate ANY help you can provide. My email address is