Stacks and boxes of SAM and JUMP are on their way! This is the stack of author's copies that landed on my doorstep a few days ago.  The book will be available in bookstores and to ship in less than two weeks, and I am busy getting ready to celebrate!

I hope that if you are in the Seattle area you can come out to one of my book launch parties and help me celebrate! Bring your beloved stuffed animal, or your stories of lost and found beloveds. There may even be cupcakes!

Tuesday, May 10 (Publication Day!), 7 pm, Secret Garden Books, Ballard Neighborhood, Seattle Secret Garden is a beautiful neighborhood bookstore dedicated to children's books. Parking is easiest to find in some of the inexpensive pay lots behind Secret Garden. 

Sunday, May 15, 1 pm Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island. My neighborhood bookstore! It's just a short walk from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. Make a day of it--lots of other great things to do on foot in Winslow, including a world class museum, lots of coffee and pastries, yarn, art, clothes, and of course, books!

Saturday, May 29, 11 am, Green Bean Books, Alberta Neighborhood, Portland. Green Bean Books is a tiny, beautiful gem of a children's bookstore in a cool Portland neighborhood. Stay for lunch afterwards!

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Hope to see you! Introduce yourself if I haven't already met you.