A huge thank you to
BookPeople and my Austin community of friends, peers, and family that supported me at the launch party for (Capstone/Curious Fox, 2016). Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies
We enjoyed a story time with BEAR who insisted on stopping by to make friends with new reading buddies on the Afghan Mountain created by a dream team of helpers led by the incredible
Halle and Bear
Bear and reading buddies!
I was also moved to tears by the touching introduction by friend, mentor, and children’s author
Bethany Hegedus. Read the introduction HERE.
Bethany introducing Moi!
No party is complete without cake. This extraordinary masterpiece created by the amazing
cakelustrator Akiko White. She’s brilliant!
Akiko White’s amazing BEARS cake!
Some of the Dream Team (Donna Janell Bowman, Me, Angie Drabik, Anne Bustard, Debbie Gonzales, Halle)
book trailer dream team, Erik Niells of Square Bear Studio and Maggie Gallant atop Bear’s Afghan Mountain.
Below are a few more of the photo highlights of of this book’s celebration and I couldn’t have put together the launch without the support of my dream team of friends and family. A special thank you to my author friend and activity guide creator
Debbie Gonzales who came all the way from Michigan to support me. I’m blessed! Thank you!
Wyatt, Bear, Halle, and Doug
Supportive friends Bonnie Schoenberger, Ellie, me, and Marika Flatt
Bears launch crowd
Angie aka Bear and me!
Liz Garton Scanlon and Betty Davis
Bethany Hegedus and Taru
Nikki Loftin and me!
Julie Lake and Mark Mitchell
Tami and Don Tate!
Tina Grimes, Dawn Ulbricht, Me, Marika Flatt, Katy Frank
Julie Lake and Lindsey Lane
Donna Janell Bowman and I
Meredith Davis and Jerri Romine (Dream Team supporters)
Young fan hugging BEARS!
Whatcha talkin’ about Bear?
One big happy family!