Friday, July 18, 2014

Last Thursday Night, July 10, We Had a Fantastic Launch Party at Village House of Books

THURSDAY, July 10, Alina Sayre, author of The Illuminator’s Gift, and her cover artist, Amalia Hillmann, came to VHOB.  We all had so much fun.  From 6:00-700, there was face and arm painting, (courtesy of Alina’s mom), a coloring contest, and a drawing for a free copy of Alina’s book.  We had a bunch of kids (including my 4 grandchildren) take part in the activities.  Plus, there was food and beverages for adults and kids alike, provided by VHOB and Alina.

Then, at 7:00, Alina talked about her book, read a few passages, took questions (one young lady, in particular, has a future career in journalism), and signed.  The event ended a little after 8:00, and, as they say, a good time was had by all.

Here are a few pictures from the event:

Alina and fans enjoying the sun, food, and beverages

Alina's mom doing the face- and arm-painting

Granddaughter Drew (on the left) and her friend Scarlet

Granddaughter Haley getting her face painted

Coloring contest (the little one is granddaughter Josie)

Right before Alina began her presentation

Alina, getting ready to read

Kids reading along with Alina

Alina reading and kids following along

Alina and Amalia posing for pictures with their fans


  1. It looks like all the kids had great fun!

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